Why should I stop dieting? Aren't I giving up if I quit giving a shit about my appearance and my weight? Intuitive eating isn't easy. Body love is an ongoing challenge. If you don't feel like you've got it all figured out, trust me when I say we are ALL working on it, winging it, doing our best. The jabs, triggers, setbacks, bullshit, challenges, upsets...THESE are your becoming. These lessons will blaze the trail. .
Going against the grain should hurt a little. It should sting. Why? Because we're talking about counter culture and that causes friction. It shouldn't feel easy and it won't always flow. But that's how you grow. For every thing that falls into your lap, you'll have to fight for another opportunity or chance that doesn't. That's how you come into your own. Not by trying to be like someone else. Trying to look like someone else. But by doing THE WORK, being unapologetically you, and letting the wolves howl. .
What do you get from this? Freedom. Sanity. Peace. Happiness. Diamonds are pulled from the mines, yo. So if you're feeling shitty, try to show yourself some compassion, accept that great things come from breaking down and being broken. They take time and perseverance. Be patient with the hot mess of process. It's okay to wonder and to worry, but also know these are signs of progress. This is you, igniting light in the tunnel. Don't worry about the ashes. Focus on keeping the flame alive against the turbulent wind and thunderstorms. Focus on the spark that says, stay the course.