Originally Posted by lunarsongbird
Do you have a relationship with your body? Do you think if you did- it would be easier for you to lose weight? Do you think if you did- you would begin the journey to loving yourself and never turning back on your wellness journey?
I thought something similiar the other night in the shower. I was shaving and had my foot propped on the rim of the tub, and kept thinking, "I have 4 thighs to shave". My real ones, then the fat that droops below them. My NSV's are almost always body related, feeling the curve of my hip bone, bras fitting better, looking down as I sit and realising that white patch on my upper thigh is NEW skin showing through from my belly sitting on it in shorts. When I stay in contact with my body, when I pamper my skin, when I dress to show off what I do like about my body, I have a much better handle on my weight, my feelings about my weight and how I look. When I begin living in yoga pants and tshirts, when I quit spending the time to oil and lotion my skin after a shower and when I quit shaving every other day, thats when it all seems to creep back on. A year ago, I was in Onderland, going to uni full time, working at a bar 3/4 time and raising two kiddos and pregnant. A lot was going on. Now, I've graduated and while looking for work and interviewing, I'm being picky about where I work, I'm a SAHM, with a 9 month old, 2 older kids, no uni and no work. It's easier to disconnect from the reality that is my body and not pay attention to the small things. Like those extra thighs. However, this morning, I noticed my arm pits are beginning to become hollow again, as opposed to poofing out.