Mind/Body/Spirit

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I have struggled with my weight my entire life…my mom was dragging me to Weight Watcher’s when I was 10.  I have gained and lost large amounts of weight over the years but have never managed to keep it off for any longer than a few.

At the start of the New Year 2017,  I decided to try a different approach.  One that didn’t focus on every little calorie or bite of food that I was putting in my mouth, but on my inner self and why it was that I kept repeating this cycle.  I let go of the idea that I had to kill myself in the gym and decided to take a gentler approach.  I decided  to try Vinyasa Yoga…and it has changed my life!  I was of the mindset that Yoga was for skinny bitches in Lululemon, and that I could never lose weight or be fit by practicing yoga…I could NOT have been more wrong!  As I did the work on my inner self, it started to show on my outer self…which is something I had never done all those other times I was dieting, exercising or just plain starving myself to be thin.

Early in February, as I was starting to see weight loss results,  I mentioned to a someone that I  was practicing yoga and had “lost” 25lbs . She congratulated me and said, “I want you to re-phrase that and say you have “RELEASED” 25lbs, because when you lose something you can find it again… but when you “RELEASE” something you really let it go”.   It wasn’t until a few months later that I realized how profound that statement was!  I have since followed her advice and I can say I have “RELEASED” 80lbs into the universe over these last 10 months, and for the first time in my life I feel lighter both physically and mentally.  I have completely changed my lifestyle, my relationship with food, and my relationship with myself and my body.  In short I have more love, compassion, respect, and appreciation for myself….I love ME in a way that I never have before, and I hope that you are showing yourself love too!

As I continue my journey through THIS CURVY WORLD… I want to share with you fun fitness classes for our bodies and our minds, books I am reading to broaden my horizons, and recipes that nourish your body and your soul.  There are so many imaginative ways to approach wellness, so please leave comments or suggestions as well in this space, so that we can BE WELL together.

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