Valerie Bertinelli opens up about her self-image: ‘I am not where I want to be right now’

Chef Valerie Bertinelli onstage presenting a culinary demonstration at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations at The IKEA Kitchen presented by Capital One at Pier 94 on October 12, 2019 in New York City
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Over the holiday weekend, actress Valerie Bertinelli did not seem to be in the seasonal spirit, to say the least.

In a clip she shared to her Instagram, the “One Day at a Time” star stood outside in the rain, being brutally honest about intense feelings of dissatisfaction.

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She began, “I’m standing out in the rain because I’m doing my best to distract my mind from spiraling to a place of self-loathing, because I saw a picture of myself today that made me want to do that.”

“I am not where I want to be right now,” the “Hot in Cleveland” star continued. “Body-wise, I don’t know if I ever will be. But when I see it right in front of me, it really does send me right down that path.”

A little break in the emotional clouds cracks open about two-thirds through when Bertinelli is back inside her home, showing a page from an inspirational book she’s reading, and talking about trying to not focus on imperfections, to try to feel joy, and to be grateful.

“And I am grateful,” she concludes, “even through all the mess, ‘cause there’s still good in all the mess.”

While not exactly a Hallmark holiday moment, in the end Bertinelli does shows a smile and seems to express a feeling of resolve in the face of the explosion of emotion that must've taken place right before this post.

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