That is what happened to me one fall day 2011 while I was taking a bath. I had been reading the book Women, God, and Food and was thinking about my weight, health, and my body. Just prior to the Aha Moment, I had been lamenting about all my past lose-weight-eat-better failures and felt completely depleted and hopeless.
Then, something clicked in my head, and that wonderful moment arrived and I realized...
That every time I have EVER tried to loose weight
I started from a place of LOATHING my body
(I would see my reflection in a store window and feel disgust, or I would step on the scale with dread and that LOATHING of my body - and thus a significant part of who I am - would temporarily motivated me, yet ultimately fail me.)
and I wondered, what if, I started in space of LOVING myself and my body?
I knew, in that moment, the incredible power and possible profound impact of those words. I felt empowered...
and a millisecond later I felt discombobulated and bewildered.
I didn't know how to start in a space of LOVING my body. It was a complete change in my thought process and I felt lost. Yet, I knew that I needed to find my way to that place.
And this year, that is my journey.