If you've read anything I've written, you know that personal and professional growth is something I'm strongly committed to during my life. There are so many topics to discuss in this area, but today we will briefly discuss weight and body acceptance.
When it comes to weight loss, you name it and I've probably tried it. I've tried it in the name of weight loss, better health, compliments, loving to exercise , a new hobby, fighting inflammation, etc..... the list could go on and on. While last year was difficult for the world, it was also a reckoning for me as I packed on more and more inches and had to really decide if I was going to walk around disgusted with myself and in hiding or embrace and love myself for who I am no matter my size. I chose to love myself, but it did not come with a hefty price tag of releasing my pride and beliefs about myself and how I SHOULD be and look.
Here's what I stopped doing:
As I write, I can feel the anxiety creeping up in my chest. The voices afraid of vulnerability suggest that this may be a bit too personal or a reveal of my weight gain is the end of my denial of a serious flaw within me.
Here's what I started doing:
Those felt so good to write and acknowledge!
Here's what I aspire to do:
What I learned about myself:
So, there's that and do with the information what you may, lol.
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.