I am Not at War with My Body

I am not at war with my body. I do not hate the way I look. When I look in the mirror, I am happy. I do not have a difficult time buying clothes that I like, because I know where to go to find them. I wear my hair in a way I love. I have a boyfriend who loves me and my body. I have great friends. When things go wrong in my life, it is not because I'm overweight. I will not go on a diet. I will not starve myself. I will not exercise in a way that causes injury. I will not fret over how other people see me. I will not be miserable because of my weight. I am a complete human being whose feelings and well being are equal to everyone else's. I am complete just as I am.

When I don't pay attention to how much money I spend, I spend too much. When I don't pay attention to how much I exercise, I don't. When I don't pay attention to how much I eat, I eat too much. When I pay close attention, I make better choices. When I make better choices, I lose weight. My body reacts to my better choices.

But I am a great person on good days and bad days. My body is wonderful on good days and bad days. Choosing to lose weight is not a declaration of war on my body. Or my mind. It's a goal to work towards based on health and wellness.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Good for you! I love to see people act out of self-love. Enjoy yourself, every which way that self may be.

CoachRick said...

I agree so often people look at weight loss a struggle rather then a reward of good health.

Paying attention in all aspects of our lives is great advice. It find when I track my food and exercise I make progress much faster.

Wishing you continued success with your goal.

Jenn said...

Wow, what a wonderful mindset you have. As I read your post, I thought to myself,"I wish I could feel the same way."
With that type of attitude, you can accomplish anything!

Hanlie said...

What a wonderful post! Yes!!!!! That's exactly the right attitude to have... and I think I'm also there now. It makes a huge difference!