Have you cursed your body? Have you had moments when you have commented on trying everything possible to lose weight, look good but your body never responded? Have you blamed your body’s metabolism for not losing weight?
Who’s To Blame?
I can’t speak for someone else but I have. I have blamed my body many times. When we struggle to lose weight for a long time it feels hard to love your body.
I would keep cribbing that I am unable to lose all the fat from my thighs. I didn’t like my body. All my life I kept struggling to make peace with my body shape. Over time I realized that I am not feeling healthy and losing that extra weight only because I keep abusing my body.
Learn To Forgive!
I had to learn to forgive myself, my body. I had to shun that guilt of eating high-calorie food. I had to stop feeling guilty of eating deep-fried food, chocolates and pastries. I had to enjoy food while I am eating it so as to align my mind and body. Once I started appreciating my food, my mind signalled me when to stop eating. I learnt to control my food cravings.
Ask For Forgiveness!
I read a blog post where the writer suggested to ask for forgiveness from your body. It seemed interesting. She even suggested writing a letter of apology. Isn’t that wonderful?
I decided to do that and actually felt good. I wrote a letter of apology asking for forgiveness.
Letter of Apology.
I said ‘Sorry’. Sorry for being harsh and not loving you. Sorry for not appreciating you. Sorry for insulting you.
I took a vow to eat everything that I like. I felt grateful that I am fortunate enough to have food to eat. I was lucky that I could eat whatever and whenever my body demanded it.
Though I am very conscious of the food I eat and follow a daily exercise routine; I never starve myself. After writing that letter it freed me of all the guilt of eating and I focus more on the timing and portion size of the food I eat.
I respect my body. I give it ample rest. And it shows on my body and my weighing scale too. My body has accepted my apology.
Day 1. Prompt #forgive