During the Holiday season I seem to have a difficult time. To me the Holiday season begins in October with Halloween and ends in January with New Years Day. So, that is 4 months of Holidays, celebrations,parties, drinks, candy, and dinners filled with delicious foods. Some foods maybe good as in healthy and some some may be bad as in not so healthy.
So trying to stay balanced during this 4 months for me can be challenging. I want to be able to enjoy the food around me but I also want/feel like I need to set a line to were I stop. In the past I was an overeating at these Holiday gathers and with overeating comes the guilt of overeating or the guilt of not eating the healthier food. Trying to stay balanced during these 4 months are very challenging not only with eating but also being able to find time to exercise so you don’t feel like a complete pile of poop after going to the parties or dinners or eating your child’s trick-treat candy (which I did). Along with the festivities of the Holiday season comes the shopping, preparing, decorating, and planning which tends to take up A LOT of time and especially if you have a large family which means multiple parties/gatherings. I want to be able to enjoy the parties and delicious food. I don’t want to have to think, “oh man, how fating is that” or “when am I going to be able to work out?”. My wish is to be able to enjoy the food I put into my body and not have to feel bad or think those thoughts. I want to be able to look at my body before or after and think/say”dam I look GOOD” I want to be able to enjoy the stretch marks I was blessed with from my pregnancy, I want to be able to enjoy the curves I have. I want to be able to hop on the treadmill, bike, or elliptical and work out for 30 minutes and being okay with it. This is a life with an Eating Disorder.
I believe being able to do what I listed above all comes from our thinking process about our bodies and the food we eat and also with the words we say about our body. I am challenging myself with a 30 Day Positive Body Thought. Each day I am going to write at least 2 things positive about my body or myself. Some examples would be; great calves, nice hair, or nice butt. 🙂 Not only am I challenging myself with the 30 Day Positive Body Thought, I am also challenging you! Research has proven that it takes 17 to 21 days for something to become a habit, would’ent this be a great habit to have? Saying wonderful, positive things about your body? Also, research has proven that saying positive things about your body or self increases your self-esteem, self-worth, and self love. Another wonderful reason to do this challenge with me.
I came up with this 30 Day Positive Body Thought challenge after I watched a video that I stumbled across on Pinterest when I was looking for Pins on body image. The video is called Embrace by Taryn Brumfitt. It is a very moving video about body image and embracing our bodies how they are. This video made my cry because I realized I’m truly do not love my body.
Here is the link for the Embrace Documentary, please click and watch. http://kck.st/1l2mMib