When I tried on my wedding dress for the first time…it didn’t fit.
I mean technically it zipped but I couldn’t breathe. That dress was ready to bust at the seams.
5 years ago I would have been mortified. I would have gone on multiple crash diets in an attempt to fit into my wedding dress.
But the new me honestly didn’t care. I still smiled at my body.
I knew this dress was made for “ideal” body proportions. And my rib cage does not fit those proportions.
The old me would have forced my body to fit the dress. The current me will make the dress fit me.
I feel far healthier now than I ever have at any point in my life. Not because of my weight, but because I know that every day I consistently make choices that align with my health.
Each day I try to love my body better. And sometimes that means eating ice cream. Other times it means eating a salad. But I only discover that by compassionately listening to my body.
I have been skinny and unhealthy. I have looked "fit" and been unhealthy.
Now, I have found my set-point weight. Not because of false beauty standards. But because I have DECIDED that I am beautiful and that I will honor my body...And because I feel healthier than I ever have (and I even have labs to prove it).
Because of this, my body has naturally found it’s healthiest weight.
It’s time to be liberated from the belief that your body is the problem…That your body is a jail.
Beauty is a decision.
You can decide that you’re beautiful, while also working to be healthier. I promise it’s easier that way.
In this moment, ask your body “how can I love you better?” And you will begin to transform.