A year ago I wrote this (below) and wanted to share again, because I feel it is is important to continue to hold oneself accountable. Life is in a constant state of change. If we turn a blind eye to the constant change our bodies are going through, we fail to adapt to its needs.
I will boldly post a bathing suit pic and say I am comfortable in my own skin and have worked hard to maintain it for 39 years. The sands have shifted a bit and as much as I want to fight gravity - gravity fights harder. But this is the only body I get to work with from start to finish.
Time and time again I will say what an amazing machine this Body is, and I will say it until the day I die. I am happy my appreciation of my the health of my body started at a young age. My parents exposed me to sports at a very early start. As a child I always wanted to move, work and challenge my body and test it's limits with physical challenges. I did and still do NJOY the journey of caring for it.
Too many of us take our body for granted. We poison it, deprive it of sleep or food, or even the opposite and live a slothish life while force feeding it excessive amounts of unnecessary calories. Either way, if we were more mindful of how it worked and what we needed to care for it, we would live with more energy, less pain, and feel better about ourselves.
Caring for our Machine is a lifelong commitment. You cannot accomplish caring for it over a week at a detox spa or on a 6 week crash diet. It takes planning and becoming more mindful to create habits.
Take pride in your body. Love it. Nurture it, physically, mentally and soulfully. Make it a lifelong journey. It is the only thing you came into this world with and will leave with as well, it is something we should honor.