I am new to the blogging world but I am excited to share my story with anyone who needs inspiration on their journey to a healthy life physically and mentally. My post today comes from reflecting on how I got healthy. It was one small step at a time. Over time those small steps I took yielded me a great deal of change. Actually, more than I could have ever imagined. You see, by becoming conscious of my eating it forced me to become conscious of my emotions. Asking myself the tough questions every time I reached for food out of comfort. “What is it Kim?” I would ask myself. (Yes, I talk to myself! LOL) “Why are you eating this? You just ate!?” or “You know you are going to feel terrible afterwards!” Many times I ate it anyway and suffered through the guilt and the shame that ensued afterwards. Eventually, I started answering those questions, instead of ignoring them. I began to acknowledge my own emotions and feelings instead of ignoring them. I was neglecting myself, like many people in my life had neglected me as a child. After all, I was familiar with the feelings of neglect, shame and blame…Right? By answering these questions, more questions came and I started to really get into the issues that had been affecting my life (and my waistline) for so many years. It wasn’t always easy but with every small step I took, I saw change. Lasting change! That’s what I hope to share with you small changes that make a big difference and last a lifetime.
With Love, compassion and non-judgement,