I believe that positive Body Image is very important for healing your relationship with food. However I still struggle with it- even though I do daily work to accept where I am now.
I have a hard time accepting my size and freaking humungous chest and not perfectly toned legs.
I can totally see that logically… it is a little silly.
Yet, I can’t help but believe that in time my weight will probably settle a little lower, and that I may be resting heavier than my natural weight. But, I cannot absolutely know that. And I need to be ok with that. And waiting for it to happen is not acceptance. And all my thoughts now are that hoping weight go down will only backfire and actually was the thing that created the problem in the first place!
Continually hating where I am now will be agony.
The surest way to happiness is this path of intuitive eating I am on- and every moment I can muster it: total body acceptance.
I am relatively new to my badass eating regime. And my eating gets more and more normal and enjoyable by the day, but I sometimes find myself wincing that my body is holding onto a few extra pounds. And then I recommit to surrender and acceptance.
So, what I would like to do, instead of pretending to be an authority and that I have already personally mastered self-acceptance, is to write about my Body Image journey.
Whenever I notice that I my mind is running away and thinking in terms of “when I am thinner” or I’m frustrated with where I am or nervous that what I am doing is absolutely reckless and that I’ll regret it when I am obese- I recommit.
I think that is what Body Acceptance takes, especially in the beginning: constant recommitment.
I recommit to surrendering fully to my body and to its wisdom.
I surrender to wherever my body needs to be right now, for however long it needs to be here.