Day 5: Self-Acceptance + Body Confidence 🌻
I don't talk about my journey with food + exercise + body image a lot - probably because I have been so consumed by the relationship mojo + research that I blurred out the rest.
My relationship to my body - to food - and to exercise has been one heck of a journey in and of itself. I've gone from intense calorie restriction (and rock bottom bathroom moments) to working out for hours at a time as a punishment for eating....
If you know me -- you know that my intention is always to expand the context in which we explore any topic - including the relationship to food + our body image.
I've been reading a lot about how our relationship to FOOD and our body is intertwined with the mother wound + patriarchy + female identity. And, as I continue my own healing journey -- my relationship to everything is getting clearer as I start to peel back yet another subtle layer.
I will be sharing a lot more about this topic in the coming months. If you are ready to dive into this convo go check out my Mother Wound Podcast @zurahealth. It's a great place to start.
When I started to step into my power, reclaim my voice, and work through the layers of shame & repressed emotion I carried -- food and I became friends again. I realized that my safety isn't outside of me in the number on the scale. That I AM HERE. And READY to take up SPACE as a confident woman.
Connected. Satiated. Nurtured.