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Giving myself permission to be...

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 emoticon

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.

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    i am what i think i am. right now i am an overweight older woman recovering from hip replacement surgery with bad knees. i am concentrating on reducing swelling in my feet and legs, getting strong, walking with just my cane and regaining my balance.
    2098 days ago
  • DRPOOH63
    interesting. I do believe that most women have this issue about feeling beautiful and skinny (although I hate that word).
    2098 days ago
    I love it. Positive thoughts are what drive results.

    I'm not big on rules at the moment, either. I'm finding things that are effective and implementing them the best I can right now.

    I hope you find what you can incorporate into your life to make yourself healthy and happy.

    2099 days ago
    Love the thought process! Turning it totally around in our minds. I'm a beautiful, fit, slender woman. :D
    2099 days ago
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