When I first heard the song “I Love Me,” by Meghan Trainor, I loved everything about it and wanted to immediately choreograph a routine. There was a little voice in my head saying, “That sounds conceited.” I felt like the song and routine may have came across wrong but I decided to try it out anyway. It quickly became a class favorite as I began to see how well my classes responded. Their smiling faces was all the validation I needed. I started speaking in class about the importance of loving yourself. I used Joyce Meyers quote, “You can’t love anyone else until you love yourself first. You can’t give away what you don’t have.” I tell my class to sing it, embrace it, and believe it. It’s a must in today’s society. We are constantly being judged and our biggest critics are ourselves. We dwell on every flaw instead of focusing on how unbelievable amazing we are. We are capable of anything and if we believe that, then it is just a matter of time before we start excelling at everything we do. We can show ourselves love by being healthy. Eating well and exercising are forms of self-love. Enjoying a delicious treat every now and then can be a form of self love too. It’s all about balance and it is a process but we have to start somewhere. I am learning how to love myself more everyday and I want to encourage you to sing along. Say it until you believe it. Once you believe, there isn’t anything you can’t do. Love yourself enough to want to be better. Love yourself enough to work towards something bigger. You are worth it and you’re capable. I believe in you!