“I am 51 years old and I look and feel better today than I did at age 21!”
A very sensitive soul by nature, 90% introverted and I never felt like I fit in. I was constantly told that I was weird, to quiet, to reserved, cold and many other negative things that the people in my life did not understand about my deep, reflective earthy nature.
…Raised in the south being a overweight kid I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. 99% of the women in my life had figures that looked like an hour glass and my body looked like a triangle that had been turned upside down. From little girls to very old women, they had tiny waist, a fairly large bottom. I had broad shoulders, no waistline and a flat tush. I was always made conscious of my figure.
I was teased relentlessly by my peers, and my family was not very supportive. at the age 0f 11, I was molested. The combination of all of these experiences caused me many of years of being ashamed and I suffered with depression ..
I hated my body and I couldn’t find the motivation to exercise nor stick to any workout program until I first faced many of the internal things that I had going on within my own mind, heart, spirit. I needed to first work on they way I saw myself, the negative self talk, not feeling that I was good enough. I began to do the internal work and then I was able to lose weight.
If you are at all like me, I fell into the trap of wanting to loose weight to feel good about myself. It wasn’t until I accepted myself, my personality, my body shape, and size that I began to feel good, look good and dress in a way that reflects my unique energy and spirit!