What Finally Brought Me Peace with My Body
Happiness is a measure of health, but it’s not as sexy as selling 6-pack abs.
It was 6 years ago, on a trip with Brett to Portland when *IT* happened.
That “IT” for me, was PEACE. PEACE with my body, PEACE with my current state, just PEACE.
It was suddenly *so weird* to me how complicated I’d made being healthy.
I had a strict schedule of going to the gym to lift, I knew the stats of every planned run, and the calories I ate, but in this moment my heart was telling me I didn’t need to do so much.
Being healthy was actually really simple: Move how you want and eat when you’re hungry.
I hoped that feeling would last. But it didn’t. I got back into my routine as soon as we got home. It’s not like I hated my routine, it was that I felt guilty if I did less.
I led with my head, and ignored the feeling that a truly healthy routine shouldn’t feel stressful.
Years later, I was told I needed to cut back on intense exercise and add body fat to help balance my hormones. In the back of my mind it was almost a relief.
I needed someone else to give me permission to do less.
It was hard to change my thinking on what being healthy actually meant. Ignoring all the BS *rules* felt like playing hooky, until I realized how much stress left my body.
Finally I was able to give into a routine that felt insanely easy. I stopped falling for click-baity health tips, my body image actually improved, and I noticed I wasn’t constantly comparing myself to every woman I saw.
I can hardly put into words the ease and freedom I felt. This experience is where my passion for coaching stems from. It’s why it’s so easy to pour support into my community and help other women feel the same way.
If you’re ready to have this feeling, click the picture below to join my private FB group. We do weekly live coaching, monhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/letsdothisshiftthly challenges, and regular live’s plus guest interviews. This community will help you develop the stress-free, easy relationship with your body that you deserve!