The exact moment Lisa Wilkinson shifted into a body positive mindset

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Like many of us, mum of three and co-host of The Project, Lisa Wilkinson, has admitted that body positivity wasn’t something that just came naturally. 

At home in her kitchen, the presenter and journalist previously took to her Instagram to share the mindset-shifting event that saw her develop a newfound adoration and respect for her body.

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Lisa explained “as a teenager or in my 20s I didn’t have a body positive mindset,” going on to reveal that it wasn’t until the birth of her children that things began to change. “I realised how incredible my body was that I could manufacture, make, produce (along with the help of my husband) a whole human being”.

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Crediting this experience as the reason “health is such a priority to her”, Lisa’s newfound mindset saw her let go of appearance bugbears and instead focusing on “what a body is for, what a body can do and how much you should nurture it”.

When it comes to staying fit, Lisa’s husband doubles as her training buddy, telling her followers that they have made a fitness pact to do a couples 30-minute circuit workout with the goal of improving their time with each session.

And judging by how healthy and happy Lisa’s been looking, we’d say it’s definitely working.

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Have you experienced a particular moment that shifted your perspective on body image? If so, what was it?

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  1. I have. It happened about 4 years ago, standing in a changeroom in a sports bra & tights, realising that my legs weren’t as bad as I’d long believed they were & that yes, my thighs & legs looked pretty decent in lycra thank you very much.

    Whilst I’m still not perfect when it comes to accepting my body as is (have put on weight in recent months, which I can attribute to not moving enough & eating too much comfort food), I know that I’m better at it than what I was in my 20’s. I do think such things can come with age, but I know it doesn’t work the same for everyone.

    (P.S. I love Lisa Wilkinson! She’s such a great role model for women of all ages.)

  2. I used to be my own worst critic. I look back at old pics of myself and wonder what I was thinking! I now exercise for my health and to feel energised. I’m not going to look like I’m in my 20’s when I’m in my 40’s and that’s ok. I try to be the best version of me but don’t obsess over it no more.

  3. Never had issues with body image. Mine was successfully made by nature in its whole glory. Grateful for the machinery. Thank you Dad and Mom! Now just keeping it optimally functional, so I can have fun in life =D

  4. Seeing someone I love suffer through anorexia and reading widely to find ways of supporting her route back to health made me realise how wrong and culturally driven many of my own beliefs around food and the body were (and how damaging and pervasive those beliefs are–diet culture is very lucrative and sustained by those who benefit from it, but it’s not at all healthy). Now I believe it’s possible to be healthy at any size and that we’re all beautiful – with our own unique bodies and shapes.

  5. I remember when I saw Lisa’s face in every edition of Dolly that I would buy – she was the editor! Who would have thought she actually didn’t like her body – she was a great role model nonetheless. I have a lot of respect for her and she really does look so fabulous! Go Lisa!!

  6. I was in my early 50s when I realised I could no longer just eat and drink what I wanted to without putting on weight. Gradually over a few years my weight was slowly going up so ever since then I’ve been very conscious of having to exercise more and watch what I eat just to maintain a healthy body.

  7. Still have body issues especially regarding my weight trying to eat healthy especially now that I am cooking mostly with an Airfryer. Definitely need to work on exercise and my self esteem.

  8. I care very much about my health and go above and beyond to look after myself. I stopped pressuring myself about my body image several years ago. There is so much more to health than how we look.

  9. I’ve been on the Gaia website this week to order some products and I saw a post that Lisa has been there not too long ago enjoying herself! No wonder she’s in a great frame of mind. I think I need a holiday home up thataway!

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