Today was a really tough day. Yesterday I had a blast at the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, but the photos I was in really got to me. That has always been my trigger. I didn’t feel like I looked good, like I looked bigger than the other girls there. I know it’s all in my head, but today I let it get the best of me, and I stayed in bed for a good chunk of the day.
I finally got myself out of bed around 5 p.m., ate a little something, and then went for a long walk with the dog. It really energized me! I am JUST as beautiful as others around me – I would never treat my friends and family the way I treat myself. I found this quote by Victoria Moran for the Body Boop Instagram feed, and it has empowered me and encouraged me to treat my body with respect, and honor it for the amazing things it allows me to accomplish.
The path I’m on now cannot be forged if I am sick – it just won’t happen. When I was sick before, I was held back. I dropped out of schools, had to quit jobs, lost personal relationships, and damaged my body. If I go back there, I won’t get my doctorate like I want to, I won’t make my marriage work, I won’t make Body Boop a success so that I can inspire men and women out there. I have to stay focused. I’m back. 🙂