Finding Trust in your Body

I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you’. There is an African saying which is, be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
— -Maya Angelou

Trust is one of those things that is hard to build and easy to lose.  Sort of like weight loss. Which is why I think it can sometimes feel hard to trust your body when you can do so many things right and still not lose weight or see the results or healing you want. The body is not simple mathematical equation.  It has trillions of cells and millions of chemical reactions happening every second of every day and we don't even think about making them happen.

Our bodies are fragile and yet stronger than most of us can even imagine.  

There's another quote I love that says, "Trust one who has tried" - Virgil.

Even in the midst of pain, doubt, defeat, and disappointment the human spirit has proven time and time again that it can consistently overcome the odds and keep pressing forward.  

Have you grown numb to your day to day defeats and allowed yourself to become comfortable with the status quo, even though you aren't happy?

Or, do you focus so narrowly on what you think will bring you peace and health that you forget to be grateful for what you already have?  

Your body is an incredible gift that will sustain you through all of life's trials.  And many of us hardly consider what is best for our body and health.  Our body is more than capable of supporting many of our greatest dreams if we consistently treat it with love, respect, nourishing foods, rest, and movement.  

When you think about your body, putting time into it's care, doing acts of love that will support does that resonate with you?  If you find that it brings up a feeling of failure or frustration, do not give up.  Dare to trust your body again. 

You may need to adjust your expectations, but don't let that shift take you away from the focus of finding what brings you the greatest strength, confidence, and vibrant energy you can create.

When your find yourself feeling defeated or like you are ready to give up.  Breathe.  Eat some nourishing food.  And Move.

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.