Yesterday consisted of my cheat meal….. 2 vegan pancakes with peanut butter, banana and maple syrup on top with 4 slices of turkey bacon. My stomach did not like something in there and my guess is the sugar in the maple syrup because I was in a considerable amount of pain throughout the day. I finally started to feel better around dinner time so I had some quinoa and a little bit of cut up chicken….nope tummy wasn’t having any part of it again. This morning I have had a juice that consisted of beets,carrots, apple and ginger and so far I have a small amount of discomfort, but no where close to yesterday. Funny how your body can just suddenly reject something you’ve eaten lots of previously. I did not track yesterday….I also did not go far from home because of my terribly upset tummy so I just cracked 1500 steps on the ol fitbit. Today I am going to drink lots of water and track, eating fairly clean because I care not to repeat yesterday….ever again.
I sat down last night to complete Day 6 homework…so here it goes….
Because it’s served you well.
Molly goes on to talk about how our bodies have served us well and that 98% of the time we take our bodies, and what they do for us, for granted.
Mantra: I love my body. It may not be 100% perfect, but it’s served me well and it deserves love and compassion.
Action Step: Take 5 minutes and write down a list of all of the things that you love that your body allows you to do
15 years ago it was discovered, through a near death experience, that the electrical system of my heart doesn’t always work like it is supposed to, so I had to have a pacemaker put in….as backup. I can feel when my heart uses the pacemaker and every time I am thankful that my body has everything it needs to function and help me live the life that I am living. My body is no where near perfect and probably never will be and I am slowly becoming ok with that. This body that I currently have has allowed me to climb the Grouse Grind, complete a 5K race, hug and kisses my nieces. It also allows me to function on a daily basis. Yes I have had some back issues and heart issues, but we all have experiences and situations to overcome. My body is strong and my goal now is to treat it with love and compassion. To feed it food that will heal it from the inside out. To shed this excess weight so that I can do even more amazing things with it.
This is the only body that I will have. It is not 100% perfect, but it has done some pretty amazing things and it deserves respect, love and compassion.