I’m at my local Planet Fitness recovering from my 20-minute treadmill walk and a smattering of strength training. I need this recovery period to get my legs working a little better. I’m uncomfortable crossing the road to get to my car.
I’m at home on the couch continuing the post.
I’ve been thinking a lot about body image. I’ve gained weight over the last couple of years and I find myself not liking my body. I’m letting myself get worried about the food I eat. I feel guilty when I consume unnecessary sugar.
I don’t want to be that person.
My body has served me well for 47 years. I can say that even though I have MS. I could berate my body for betraying me, but I’ve gotten past those feelings (mostly).
I know from experience that a good way to improve body image is to use your body and appreciate how that makes you feel.
I sleep better at night on days I’ve worked out. My mood improves. I feel proud because I’m taking care of me.
I think if I focus on taking care of myself, the good feelings will follow. That means not worrying about every gram of sugar I ingest and letting my body rest when it needs to.
Funny how things become more clear when you write about them.