While I didn’t make any big resolutions this year, I did decide to keep up with what I was working on all last year, and that is more BODY KINDNESS.
Right now the world is promising us all more happiness and fulfillment with cleanses and detoxes, intense meal plans and exercise routines. Most of these are designed to fail you, because 1) Happiness doesn’t magically appear with a thinner body, and 2) A rush of willpower for 30 days or less when we are feeling vulnerable won’t last.
I promise you.
I’m not telling you to not exercise, or that feeding your body healthy foods isn’t good for you, I’m just saying making huge promises when most of us are feeling off after the holiday season is setting us up for failure.
The decision to love yourself (outside of what you look like) needs to come from within. We are not just a body, yet the world tells you otherwise. It wants to measure our worth based on weight and pants size and thigh gaps.
I’m not saying it’s wrong to want to make changes for our health and fitness ability, but there are a lot of nuances in there that the diet industry doesn’t address.
What I want for you is something you could have fun doing and something you can do for your whole life, not just 30 days and for x amount of pounds. I don’t want you to not have the foods you love and severely restrict anything, because trust me, it will cause you to obsess and binge later.
I just want you to know that you are OKAY regardless of your body size. I want you to know that you can be healthy and happy with a larger BMI (trust me on this!) I want you to know that you can love who you are even if your body doesn’t look the way you want to right now.
The quick fixes won’t bring happiness.
Happiness comes from knowing you are enough AS IS, no matter what. Happiness comes from realizing it isn’t your body that you need to work on, but your mindset and limiting beliefs of what society says is imporant.