Someone I see on a weekly basis recently asked me if my booty was getting bigger..I glanced back (at my booty) and replied, a little shocked, “Umm I don’t know, is it?!” She said, “Well, it doesn’t matter…you look great regardless”. I think she saw the shock in my eyes, so naturally replied with confirmation of my fabulous behind. I later asked a friend of mine, what she thought. I mean, “Does my butt look bigger?!” I knowingly took into account, she would tell me the truth of my concern. After she said yes and I had a short cry, she also confirmed that I was
I later asked a friend of mine, what she thought. I mean, “Does my butt look bigger?!” I knowingly took into account, she would tell me the truth of my concern. After she said yes and I had a short cry, she also confirmed that I was bootyful and insisted that it wasn’t a big deal. She empathized and told me of the 12 pounds she gained when starting her last relationship. Oh you know, new relationship weight.
Now, I am a conscious eater and mover. What I mean by that is, I eat healthy and exercise regularly. And like many other people, I still struggle with weight (gain/lose). But a lot of the time, that doesn’t even matter. I mean of course, it does, but, what matters even more, is STRESS (you know…stress, like the leading cause to any dis-ease). There are SOO many components that make an impact on what stresses me out…like relationships, spirituality, career, etc. Sound familiar?
Most recently, I became involved in a super sweet and loving relationship. And although I wouldn’t call it stressful, however; there is anxiety around it. Personally, what I have found is that when I am in love, I have a tendency to jump in, full force, forgetting everyone and thing. And I am blinded by this big, bright light called love. Which yes, is beautiful, but I come up against a small dilemma, which is balance.
After I gave myself a day to feel sorry for myself, I realized that I was feeling a little out of balance. Reality check! I was actually aware that I had gained a few pounds and wasn’t entirely ready to take responsibility for it.
I had been compromising other areas in my life. I decided it was time to take a good look at myself and what I needed to change in order to regain balance. Here are a few things that I did. And aside from downsizing a little extra junk in my trunk, I was reminded of how great it feels to reconnect with myself by honoring my mind, body, and spirit.
Take home message: fall in love and remember to stay true to yourself, your other relationships, career, exercise, and diet. Check in with yourself when feeling out of balance. If you happen to fall off the boat, know that it’s okay and make the conscious choice to change.
This post was inspired by Joshua Rosenthal, one of my teachers and inspirations when it comes to health and happiness.