If you’ve been reading here a while, you know that body acceptance is still an issue I struggle with from time to time. In fact, it’s turned out to be the hardest part of maintenance for me. When I first committed to the tippy toe way of life, I distinctly remember saying to a friend, “I don’t care about size or shape so much. I care about how I feel.”
And that’s still true. Mostly.
For those times when it’s not feeling true, there are a couple of practices that I turn to for help, specifically 1) honoring and treasuring what my body will do, and 2) recognizing that what my body looks like isn’t who I am. I know and believe these truths, but that wisdom gets lost sometimes and I need a reminder.
So when I saw variations of both of those are in the list below, I felt compelled to post it here, both for my own benefit as well as anyone else who might be going through similar struggles. While I’m not guilty of all of the behaviors in it, it never hurts to re-commit to something positive I’m doing.
Here’s wishing us all a peaceful spirit and the strength to accept it. We really ARE worthy, just as we are right now.