On The Bad Days, Always Remember: Life is Tough, BUT SO ARE YOU!
Life is tough, BUT SO ARE YOU.
Don’t you forget it.
I know. On your bad days, I could repeat this to you over & over again and it will go in one ear & out the other.
Trust me, I know. Been there. Done that.
But, take it from me.
When the going gets tough?
STOP. Consider what a long way you’ve come today.
When the weight gain starts to cause distress?
Measure yourself in strength, courage, smiles & love. Not in pounds. Remind yourself that your obsession with counting everything is what made you lose track of what really counts in the first place: listening, trusting, nourishing & responding to your body.
When you feel like you’re losing control?
Acknowledge that it’s OK to not be in control of everything, that it’s OK not to be OK & ultimately, that it’s OK not to be perfect.
When you’re hurting so bad & your heart is so broken that you start to regret choosing recovery & doubt the process entirely?
Remind yourself that you deserve recovery, that you chose it for a million very valid reasons & that it is possible if you want it.
Take pride in how far you have come & have faith in HOW MUCH FURTHER you can go.
& Most of all… Do not be too hard on yourself.
Trust the process.
Give yourself time to heal from this HORRID card you have been dealt.
Letting go of something you:
Bowed down to.
does not happen overnight.
It happens slowly with small steps forward (& yes, a few steps back at times).
So be gentle & patient with yourself & most of all, with your body.
Remind yourself that you are more powerful than your ED (or whatever else is hurting you & trying to bring you down).
TEACH YOUR MIND TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A FIGHT YOU CAN WIN.
Then… Fight it.
Break your habits.
& Meet me on the other side.
Me & your new life will be there waiting for you.
No matter how long it takes.