When I asked my tribe “What do you want me to write more about about in 2016?” I received requests for more personal stories. The universe must have known I needed to share more stories because within a few hours of receiving these requests I welcomed 2016 by popping a button on my jeans.
And while I kinda knew this day was coming. It really was only a matter of time before my body got the ‘hint’ that to continue on its path to freedom it needed a little extra wriggle room. Side note: Though these were my favourite jeans that would never stop me these days from feeling the ‘need’ to morph or manipulate my body. Hell no!
I want this story to highlight how doing this work I call ‘body acceptance work’ eventually pays off BIG bloody time.
I know it’s easy to get bogged down with how hard it all is, to feel paralysed by fear, to believe that you could ‘NEVER’ like your body as it is today and to feel like doing anything but controlling your weight will make you fat/ keep you fat…..BUT on the other side of all of this is a life where your body is no ‘big deal’. And in my opinion that is TOTALLY worth fighting for.
….You can pop a button on your jeans and simply go out and find a new pair of jeans
….You can acknowledge that your yoga pants are getting a bit tight around the hips, toss them to the side and get on with life
….You can decide to end the battle with squeezing yourself into your favourite dress, give it away and look forward to buying a new one
….You can say goodbye to those clothes that ‘you’re waiting on the weight’ to wear again and feel completely ‘ok’ about getting rid of them…