Saturday, September 22, 2012
I got an e-newsletter yesterday titled "Can you let yourself be skinny?" It surprised me, I'd never thought that I wasn't "letting" myself be skinny.
I watched the little video and it really resonated with me because we are surrounded with the concept of work hard and restrict yourself to get the body you want and even though she didn't say it specifically, her concept made me think, "Why does it have to be HARD WORK? Why isn't it just natural?"
If restricting yourself and following the "rules" of diet and exercise work for you- great! Personally, I've been a bit of a rebel when it comes to rules. So there's this dichotomy of denial vs permission to drive behavior that I'm thinking about today.
I'm always intrigued about flipping a concept on it's head and reversing it to figure out what's really going on.
In this case, am I denying myself permission to be skinny and that is why I struggle so much with being fat? In essence, am I giving myself mixed signals? LOL
Since what I've been doing for years hasn't worked, I'm willing to explore this concept of seeing myself as a skinny person and letting me be that way rather than seeing myself as a fat person trying to force myself to get skinny.
The lightbulb went on and I was like, "Yeah...you are what you tell yourself you are every day. Do I want to be the person who struggles with weight or do I want to be the person that is at ease with it?" I want to be at ease.
What are your thoughts?
This is no endorsement, but if you're curious about the video here's a link:
AGAIN, NO ENDORSEMENT - just a topic of conversation.