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I have always struggled with wanting results fast, fast, fast!

So much so, that I’ve even broken up friendships in the past with people I felt were slowing me down.

The same happened with my body. I wanted fast results of what I thought I should look like and so I abused my body.

I abused it so much that I cut myself off from it, like I did to my past friends. I didn’t listen to it when it was hungry, I paid no attention to it when it begged for sleep, and I pushed it past all of its limits when exercising. I didn’t give it the proper nutrition and care it deserves.


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Slowly, I saw my body breaking down. My eyesight got poorer, my energy decreased, my anxiety increased to the point I had insomnia, my skin began to turn green and look bruised constantly

My body was begging to be listened to.

It wasn’t until not that long ago that I had a wake up call.

My family and boyfriend all confronted me: I wasn’t healthy.

I was faced with the possibility of never running again and having my eyesight steadily become worse and worse.

That’s when I decided that there are far too many good and beautiful things to live for, see, and experience and it wasn’t worth giving those things up in order to become what I thought society would want me to be.

No. I’d rather be the person I am meant to be. I’d rather reach my full potential and help as many people as possible with my story.

I found a new advertisement too: Strong is the new skinny.

I TOTALLY agree!! It’s so amazing to feel strong and capable rather than weak and tired all the time…

And don’t be afraid to ask for help. I talked with my parents and boyfriend and I got a nutrition plan made for me by a nutritionist. I also got a gym membership and had my Mom and Dad keep me accountable to how often I would exercise and I went to my doctor and asked what vitamin and mineral supplements I should be taking.

In just one week, my skin is better, I’m sleeping like a baby, I’m not stressing about what has too many calories and I’m at the gym lifting weights that I could never do before.

Most importantly: I am so happy. Everyone has seen an improvement in my well-being. My body is literally jumping up and down and thanking me for treating it well.

We all have strong and capable bodies, but we each are only gifted with ONE body in our lifetime. We must be kind to it, appreciate it, and in return, we’ll be fitter, happier, healthier and probably live a lot longer.

So, slow down! Enjoy your body, the food, the time spent with loved one’s and appreciate every minute, you want it to last as long as possible; don’t shorten your life and don’t give up your health, it is after all, priceless.

 

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Amie writes on relational health and eating disorder recovery.

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