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The key in my weight loss journey…

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This morning as I was about to get into the shower I got a glimpse of my body in the mirror and here was my thought process…

I really hate this fat body, a *sigh* and a deep sadness overcame me…

As the warm water started to rain down on me what I had just thought really hit me hard. How could I feel such hatred for my body? It is the ONLY body that I will ever have. No wonder I miss treat it and abuse it, I hate my BODY! You see this was at a moment that I was not filtering my thoughts, remembering all the stuff I had read in the past to love my body etc…as much as I want to say I believed that in the past, this morning made it clear that I really didn’t believe it deep down, at my core.

Today, going forward I have a new insight into what it means when I don’t love this body. It starts to explain why I have inflected such abuse on it. Why would I treat my body with kindness, good, nutritious food, exercise, plenty of water and rest?

I know her lies the key in my weight loss journey. I need to accept and love this body that I have right now with all its imperfections at the size that it is now. Accept the aches and pains and remember that the more I exercise and get stronger the less pain I have. I know that with more exercise my muscles will respond and start to shape my body into the figure that I will find more acceptable. The belly that I know have, the double chin will start to diminish with time and clothes will start to look better, I’ll start to feel better and look better. Putting good, whole food and eliminating sugar, sugar substitutes and over processed food will also contribute to better health, more energy… This is all possible with the body I have now!

Only loving my body as it is NOW will I start treating it as a valued, priceless body, it’s the only one that I will ever have and I want to be around for a long time… :)

I challenge you to consider how you view your body? Would a new view help you do better on this weight loss journey?
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    1403 days ago
    I used to hate my body, but once I started loving it, everything changed. I love my body, and I want to take care of it and keep it as healthy and fit as possible. Loving myself with all my imperfections has been key in keeping me on track!
    1837 days ago
  • THOMS1
    1838 days ago
    Yes, you need to love your body. Take care of yourself with the same love and devoltion that you exhibit when your take care of others. We often love ourselves last. emoticon
    1838 days ago
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