If someone loves you for ALL that you are, why shouldn’t you love ALL of yourself!
We are made to believe that we should all look and behave a certain way, to be accepted in society.
I have never been one to follow the crowd, or to be put in a box.
Yet for so many years, since the very young age of around 10 or 11 (when I started developing my extra parts that define me as a lady, my #babylons and child bearing #hips 😉👙) I was always made to feel like I was fat, my shoulders were too broad, my hips too wide & my #booty too big!
It was children the same age as me that went to the same school, they were the ones doing the name calling!
It has taken me until the age of 36 to realise how I have, for so many years, spoken to my body in such a cruel way! I have spoken to her the same as all the children that called me fat at school! How sad is that!
My body has for those 36 years treated me, with nothing but care and dignity! She’s showed up for me every time I’ve needed her, despite how badly I may have treated her at times! She’s always been there, curves and all!
They’re amazing thing these bodies of ours! Lets start treating them better! Stop speaking badly of yours next time you look in the mirror. Speak to her how you would to your most beautiful friend!
When you’re directed to the only free isle in the supermarket, you look up and see that the cashier is your ex!
In that split second you make the choice to stay and start unpacking the trolley!
She see’s you and flushes! That’s right Vix, you got this, just another person!
Conversation starts as she packs your bag for you. You talk back in a normal tone, just pleasantries. Forgetting everything that happened in the past, I might have poor short term memory recall skills but my long-term memory is perfect!
In my head I tell her I forgive her for everything! Because everything that happened 18-19 years ago, shaped who I am today and for that I am grateful!
Anyone that knows me from that time in my life, I’m sure you will remember my attitude towards the situation!
So you will know how momentous this mornings events are!
This confirms to me that my health coaching sessions are paying off and I am becoming a better version of myself!
We ate what we wanted, drank what we wanted, took selfies with no make up on, laughed so much we might have pee’d a little and just basically had a flipping incredible time!
I don’t feel guilty about it, neither am I going to punish myself by not eating or exercising until I’ve worked off those extra calories, (frankly that would be impossible!)
I may think about cutting back a little but it won’t be much different to what I ate/drank before!
(She says with a cookie in her hand!… Hey its ok, its gluten free! 😉😂)
Life is all about balance!
Last week I let myself listen to that inner negativity, which is ok to a certain degree, as long as you don’t hold on to it!
That’s where my lesson was! I held on and forgot about all the amazing, positive things in my life. I was being far to critical and hard on myself.
I am so grateful to all the wonderful people that are always there for me, the ones that have my back, the ones that glue me back together!