Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Too Something

I don’t want to know if your body is muscular.

I want to know, do you enjoy physical activity?

I want to know, can you do the daily tasks of life without struggle?

I don’t want to know if you are thin.

I want to know, do you experience the feeling of wellness in your every day life?

I want to know, are you disease or symptom free?

I don’t want to know if you’re over weight.

I want to know, is your relationship with food easy and joyful?

I want to know, does the food you eat nourish your body and your life?

You see, they are telling us we are too fat, too skinny, too muscular. They are telling us and we are making it our own, breeding it into the next generation of women that are always going to feel “too” something.

We spend our lives trying to be something other than what we are. Saying fuck you to our god given genetics- locking in to fight a war we will never win.

What if the war was of our own creating? What if in this very moment if could be over?
What if instead of being “too” something, your body was enough?

What is it that you really want? To be thinner? To gain weight? To be that size, that weight, that BMI? To be more muscular? Less muscular?

Or do you really want to enjoy physical activity? To have a fully functional body that allows you to do the tasks of life and those physical tasks you enjoy? Not just be healthy but to feel healthy each and every day of your life? To enjoy food whether it is for fuel or for pleasure?

Isn’t what we all really want to be satisfied and fulfilled with ourselves and our physical bodies?

What would it change if your focus was on what you REALLY want, instead of focusing on wanting to be less than “too” something?

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

Fantastic! I love it.
I'm working on it. Some days I do better than others.

AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon said...

Awesome post! I've done a lot of work on how I think about my body. I can say that most days I DO focus on what I want, but there are days that I think about what I'm "too."

I want to be strong and healthy and vibrant and free!

Stephanie Vincent said...

@ Dorothy- It's a process. Like building muscle memory...it takes time and practice. I what you can do when you set out, i have know doubts about what you can accomplish inside.

@allie nic- " I want to be strong and healthy and vibrant and FREE!!" I LOVE IT!

Sharon Mc said...

I just found your blog tonight, and I am so happy that I did so! I am in a bad place with my body, but I have just realized that the only thing that stymies progress of my happiness and my health is the way I feel about my self. It changes the way I react to and interact with others and even to the point of how I live - or don't live - life. I isolate, decline all invites, don't see friends, etc. since I've gained weight! Time to change and start the fight against poor self image. Thanks for the great writing and great topics!

Stephanie Vincent said...

@Sharon- "I have just realized that the only thing that stymies progress of my happiness and my health is the way I feel about my self."

What a HUGE realization, so valuable! It is in fact the ticket to get in the doors to a life of joy and contentment with your health. You say you are ready to start the fight...what is it that you are fighting for?

Thanks for reading!