The Absolute Magic Of Gratitude.
My body issues started from a very young age as I was a ballerina for 13 years! For 13 years it was imprinted into my brain that I wasn’t built to be a proper ballerina! Needless to say what followed was years of hate towards my body and a total warped self image. I went through really dangerous measures to be skinny, including prescription drugs and even bulimia. And to top it all off, I wasn’t overweight in the slightest bit.
When I fell pregnant over 2 years ago I began piling on the weight which led to my 25kg gain at the end of my pregnancy. But the most magical thing happened after that. For the first time in my life I began feeling strong feelings of gratitude towards my body! I was thankful for being able to carry a healthy baby boy to term with no complications. I was thankful for being able to produce breast milk in order to give my boy the best nutrition. I was thankful for my body for recovering from pregnancy and massive surgery. To me that was the biggest miracle because I never knew my own strength and yet my body overcame and welcomed all these changes after years of self abuse. I lost all my baby weight effortlessly within the first year with no dieting and exercise.
For the first time in my life my weight is stable and I don’t have to diet, I remain naturally skinny. My breasts are saggy and I have stretch marks on my tummy but that doesn’t worry me in the least. I’m a mom to a beautiful, healthy boy and remain thankful every single day! Thank you Rhonda for sharing this message with the world, you have made the biggest difference in my life!