Of course, there is more to come, but for today at least, I’m eating in a way that truly honors my physical body. I am using food for fuel, in a way that makes me feel healthy and abundant and happy. And as the pounds are falling off, I can’t help but be consumed by gratitude that my body tolerated all that I’ve put it through. I’ve vowed to treat it, to treat myself, with love and respect.
In the end, that’s what it took. I had to love myself enough to learn what I didn’t know about food, to feel what needed to be felt instead of stuffing it down or numbing it out, and to choose a different path than the ones I’d shared with family and friends for so many years.
Is it easy? No, of course not, but it’s worth it. I am worth it… and so are you.
This is an invitation to slip back into your body, to feel what’s really going on inside you, to ground yourself. Right this moment, and in the hours and days ahead, you can use this breathing exercise to find your way back into your skin. And there are thousands of other ways to reconnect — yoga, dance, meditation, art, massage, and a barefoot walk on the earth, just to name a few of my favorites.
What about you? Do you truly feel your body, or are you living in your mind? How do you slip back in? Where do you go to regroup? What is your body telling you it needs today? Are you willing to check back in, so your body can support you on this recovery path? Can you trust you to guide you home?
You can. Yes, I’m sure.