Thursday, November 28, 2013
I heard on a podcast the other day this one personal trainer's approach to weight loss. His fundamental idea is that a person needs to call a truce with his or her body. His approach is that a person must have self-acceptance, that it is vital to the weight-loss journey.
I've begun to accept my body a little bit lately. I am much more overweight still than I think looks good, but I'm starting to say to my body, "You've been coping the very best you could with the system you were born into. Eating was a coping mechanism--a way to preserve some very precious parts of my personality. Now I'm learning new ways to express parts of me that I never felt safe to express before. You're exactly where you're supposed to be."
When I get really down (due to not accepting myself) and I can't seem to get out of it, I am still trudging along one snack at a time, one meal at a time, one glass of water at a time, one workout at a time, one day at a time.
WE. CAN. DO. THIS.