As I am sure is apparent from this blog, I love Dominee of Blessing Manifesting! She is starting a new service called Inner Journeys, journeys designed to help you with all manners of things. She has eight journeys that are going to be available and each of these is customized to your particular needs. Each journey is a combination of daily affirmations, journaling exercises, worksheets, readings, and much more. I am honored to be able to a test run of one of these journeys, Beautiful Body Acceptance. Even before her custom twist to it, this is a journey with my name all over it!
My daily affirmation of the day, which could not be harder for me to remember, but is so important:
My body is beautiful. My heart is beautiful. My soul is beautiful. I am beautiful.
And with that, I lead into my journaling prompt of the day… What is your greatest body-love challenge?
This is a hard question for me. To some level, stressing about how I look is on my mind most of the time. It isn't that I want to be Barbie-perfect; it's not that kind of vanity. I am a fluffy chick in a skinny girl's mindset. The weight is a fairly recent thing and I have never accepted it and have used it to judge myself. It has caused issues with how I treat myself and in how I havae relationships. I am a former Army chick, a PT studette. I ran, I worked out. I was a lean, mean fighting machine. My weight gain isn't about food. A string of injuries, children, more injuries, and major illnesses hit me. And these caused the weight to rise and rise and rise. What I weigh doesn't matter. What matters is how I see myself. Now I am livving in a place where I should be finally able to get adequate care for my injuries, and the limate should change the health and the weight. But I want to feel okay with myself at any weight. If I don't, then even when I lose weight, there will be something else about my body that I will height. That's my challenge. How to change how I see and think of myself. Recently, it all just hit me in the face, and I wrote about it in this post. I don't want to feel like I this any more.