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Table 1 Content of the Body Confident Mums 5-day Challenge

From: The Body Confident Mums challenge: a feasibility trial and qualitative evaluation of a body acceptance program delivered to mothers using Facebook

Day Task Reflection Prompts
1 Thinking self-compassionately
Self-Compassion Recording specific to self-compassion around the postpartum body
• Introduce yourself and the age of your kids and if you like, share a photo of something that represents your mama journey.
• Share what part of your body have you been appreciating lately, and why
2 Thankyou body
Functionality journal writing prompts around appreciation of senses, and what your body can do physically.
Write down three things that you are particularly grateful for about your body today.
• How does it feel to talk about the good parts of our bodies, and why might this be?
• How did this exercise make you feel, and why might that be?
3 Embracing body functionality
Functionality journal writing prompts around appreciation of internal body functions and creative endeavours.
Write down three things that you are particularly grateful for about your body today.
• What would you say to your younger self if you could write her a letter, knowing what you know now?
• What could you say to yourself in moments where you might be feeling bad about your body, and if you don’t feel this way, what could you say to someone else, that incorporates self-compassion, gratitude, and embracing body functionality…
4 Thinking self-compassionately about parenting
Self-Compassion Recording specific to self-compassion around parenting
• What is an aspect of being a mum that you do really well and why does it matter to you?
• What are some mum-guilts or external expectations that you can let go of?
5 Role Modelling Body Confidence
One-page list of tips for role modelling positive body image to children
• What is something that will you work on in terms of role modelling body confidence for your kids?
• What have you learned from engaging in this challenge?