Like so many women (and men) I had a baby and was in TOTAL AWE of the power of the human body.
From growing her inside my womb to growing her outside of my womb and to the actual birth itself.
Primally awesome, mind blowing, miraculous stuff right!?!?
I made a human (by the way, a really cute, dynamic, full of life one, heheh) with my body.
So when it came to losing the baby weight it felt fundamentally WRONG to use the “old way” to weigh what I wanted to weigh.
The “old way” consisted of many fucked up yet totally culturally acceptable methods.
One was subtly hating my body and they way it looked in hopes that if I somehow beat myself up hard enough this would take pounds off.
I just couldn't bring myself to my “old way”.
Even one negative thought felt like total body betrayal.
So I decided what if I tried to “love my body thin” instead?
Think about it.
You’re getting dressed for a fun dinner out (aka you have to put actual clothes on).
You think “Ewwwww I look soooo gross and fat” or
“Nothing looks good” or
“How did I let myself get here?”
Then you feel completely defeated.
Then you go to said dinner feeling like shit and end up up eating like the entire bread basket, the pasta and the dessert, because “what is the point any way?”
Might as well use food to feel a little better since you feel like shit about the way your body looks.
And then you actually end up gaining weight.
So what if we got dressed for the fun dinner and thought,
“I just had a baby and I love my body for creating this miracle” or
“maybe I don’t look the way I want to yet but I am up for this challenge” or
“I am just gonna choose to rock this bod because it gives me so much” or
“I am on the path to feeling how I want to in my skin no matter what”.
Then you go to said dinner feeling somewhat motivated or content (or at least not defeated).
Then you just eat a normal healthy dinner which makes you feel awesome and perpetuates the whole thing.
And then maybe you lose a pound.
We can totally love our bodies right into our most natural weight.
How much more fun is that?
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