How do you want to feel in your body?
No, not how do you want to feel once your body is the size you’ve been dreaming about.
In this current moment, what are the feelings that you want to feel, and truly experience, in your body 🙆🏻?
→Yes, even if you feel uncomfortable in it!
If you struggle with body image, you might not be totally sure 🤔.
Because you’ve attached yourself to a size, a number or a shape. And you’re likely hoping that once you hit those milestones, you’ll FINALLY feel differently than you do right now.
One of the problems with attaching to these external measures is that your body wasn’t made to stay, or be, one size forever.
👉🏼It’s designed to find its happy place- a range of pounds- where your body wants to be and can effortlessly maintain.
If you’ve been clinging to the vision of your college-bod or the pre-baby-bod you once had, you’re likely setting yourself up hurt, struggle and exhausting dieting cycles.
I get it! It’s hard to move away from the dream. From the idea that you can get there, because society tells us that it’s possible. Only if you just try a litttttle bit harder.
I want you to know that you don’t need to try a little harder 🙅🏻.
→Because your body is meant to change over time.
I like to think that our bodies experience seasons just like mother nature.
Our job isn’t to spin our wheels trying to control the seasons with diets and exercise. Because the more we try to control, the more out of control we’ll be.
It’s our job to trust that our bodies know what they’re doing in each season of life.
It’s our job to intentionally shift back to creating and experiencing what we want to feel in the body that we have right now.
For me, I always want to feel at home in my body.
→Some days I also want to feel rested, slow and comforted.
→Some days I want to feel energized, powerful and strong.
→Regardless of the day, I always shift back to wanting to feel at home.
And I do what I need to do to nurture, call to mind and intentionally ground myself in that feeling.
Yes, even on days that cellulite is popping and my pants are feeling a little snug. And especially on days that I feel plain old uncomfortable 😨.
Because in order to feel at home with myself, I need to trust that my body knows what it’s doing in this season of life. And I need to care for it, honor it and BE IN IT to do so.
🔸 How do you want to feel in your body?
🔸 What are you willing to let go of and lean into to cultivate those feelings?
I'm a self-love, body image and eating disorder therapist in Horsham, PA.
I help people make peace with their minds, bodies and food and learn how to see, appreciate and love all that they are.
I specialize in treating anxiety, binge eating and helping women learn how to stop dieting and really start living.
Questions? Get in touch here!