Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Is Your "Healthy" a Disguise for Control?
Within about 9 months, I dropped about 4 sizes and I have continued since then to get fitter...*
(*I tell this story so I can get to a specific and important punchline...)
When I say this, women's eyes light up and they wait for the Big Secret. They assume a Big Secret. Or some Magic Trick.
There wasn't one. Well, there was, but it's not some rule to follow of some fruit to eat or some vinegar to drink or any of that. It's not about what you put in your body at all.
It's about love.
Self love. Body love. Acceptance. Joy. The whole bundle of what unconditional love really means.
This is much harder than just saying "I will give up this, this, and this, and then POOF! all my body dreams will come true!"
That is not love; that is control.
As someone who has long suffered from disordered eating and body image disorders, I know a thing or two about control and what happened to me when I started dancing two years ago (almost to the day) was about the opposite of control.
It was about love.
As soon as I started to dance seriously again, I loved my life. I learned over time to admire my body and its abilities and then I learned to love her and see her beauty. This was huge.
Are you truly loving your body or are you still trying to control your body, using "healthy" as a disguise?