It's no secret that I've had a love hate relationship with my body. I was a chunky child, a thin teen with unhealthy eating habits, and since becoming a mother I've found it increasingly harder to love my body. I often roll my eyes when Karl compliments me, he gets so frustrated that I don't see myself the same way he does.
It has been 2 years now since Karl and I transformed our bodies, eating clean for the whole family, and completely healing my IBS/GERD.
I still struggle loving my body, but I find myself not being scared to try on clothes, being able to accurately assess my size (at first I would grab a size 12, then a 10, the finally try an 8/6 because I didn't see a reflection that much smaller than the size 16 I was.), and the most impactful change is not having the self loathing after eating a meal.
Don't measure your self worth in your waist size or a scale number, but please remember that you are worth the extra effort to eat healthy, your future is dependent on what you put in your body, and often times the emotional rollercoaster that you may feel like it will never end can end when you start respecting yourself and loving yourself enough to make a life long change and never turn back. Don't do it for what others see, do it for how you will feel. My quality of life is so much better, my husband's quality of life is so much better and my children now have a mommy and daddy that are teaching healthy body image along with emotional wellness.
I want to say thank you to all of you that are on this journey with us. To those of you who roll your eyes when I ask if there's gluten in something I hope some day you'll understand that this isn't a fad this has been a life changing experience that has brought so much happiness to our family and no amount of eye rolls or jokes can ever change that.
Wishing you all much love,
More food blog posts to come on my off weekend ;)