Saturday, February 4, 2012

Skinny Fat?

You may have heard the term “skinny fat.”  The term applies to people that are thin but are not in shape- lacking muscle tone and a basic level of fitness.   Now I don’t like it being used to put down individual people anymore than I like “fat” being used to put down individuals.  However there is some value in the concept. 
Health & Fitness has nothing to do with being thin, and contrary to popular belief neither does in have much to do with being fat.  It is the idea that thin= healthy and Fat=unhealthy that keeps women’s minds and bodies in perpetual suffering.   


It shouldn’t matter what we look like.  It should matter HOW WE FEEL physically and emotionally.  My healthy- looks different than your healthy.  Until we can accept that fact, we are stuck feeling not good enough, not being able to love our bodies and instead resenting them.

How easy is it for you to take care of something you resent?

Struggle…neglect…sacrifice.

How easy is it for you to take care of something you love?

Ease…care….joy.

 In order to love…YOU MUST ACCEPT.  You can’t have one without the other.  When you love you will experience the EASE & JOY with physical health and fitness.  It’s the only way.

It’s a complicated endeavor this self- acceptance thing.  I can’t give you a direct set of instructions on how to do it.  I wish that I could.  What I do know is that it’s a journey that looks a little different for each of us.  I know that it takes identifying with your authentic self, and dis-identifying with your mind.  I know that when you do it- your life will open up to you in ways you never could imagine.  I know that freedom and joy is possible.  And I know it all starts in the moment you decide to choose this path.

 I see your possibilities….I challenge you to look in the mirror and choose to see them for yourself.

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