What if you just gave up?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
What if you said, "I'm done with weight loss." What if you stopped summoning the inner strength to say no to every delicious thing you want to eat? What if you just decided that you're ok with being who you are right now, at your size, with your face, with your body...
Maybe I'll try it.
I've been doing this weight loss dance for many years now, and boy is it getting tiring.
What if, instead of disliking my body in its current state, I decided that I really like it? My cuddly, jiggling, warm, cozy body. Great for snuggles and bear hugs. Strong enough to lift my 35 pound kid over my head, strong enough to carry armloads of grocery and laundry, and still soft enough in the midsection to be a pillow for my kid's head as she falls asleep while watching Paw Patrol.
What if instead of focusing on willing it to change, I just decided to treat it well? Feed it lots of fruits of veggies, consistently exercise, and be OK with it, just like it is?
Why are we fighting so hard? I'm tired of fighting. I've been fighting tooth and nail to rid myself of 20 pounds just to gain back 30. Over and over and over again.
Let's take it easy and see what happens.