A little body image update from me…
Body love and negative body image has been a struggle for me for pretty much my entire life.
I was probably 8 years old when I first found myself in front of a mirror, criticising my stomach and squeezing my “fat” (which was really just skin!).
JSHealth began when I started blogging about this journey and the struggles I had overcome to truly love my body again.
The blog became a place that women around the world would come to.. and find comfort in the fact that they were not alone with their body love and food anxiety struggles.
I can confirm that 7 years later, JSHealth is still this place! A place where women come together and support one another to achieve a life of balance and happiness. I started writing about my quest to overcome the guilt and restriction I was feeling around food. My blog essentially became a fight (for myself and for you) to help me get past the constant pressure I was feeling to look a certain way.
I refused to let my body weight define one more day of my life! I refused to make my body suffer through one more diet that I was convinced could help me look like someone else.
The blog became a resource for myself and so many, to find a way of healthy living that actually allowed for balance and food freedom.
So, I promise you, I actually practice every single principle I’ve written about in my books, my app, my program and my blog. These are what have allowed me to find freedom and happiness again! I follow almost every single guideline daily… and I’m sure you agree, they are very simple guidelines that aren’t hard to maintain!
So an update from me, after 7 years following these principles – I really have never felt so at peace with my body – and as a result, my relationship with food is stronger than ever.
I do not compare my body to anyone else. I know wholeheartedly that my beautiful body is unique and it should stay that way. I have learned to love my body just as it is.
Part of my recovery involved accepting that I will still have days or moments where I experience negative body image or feel uncomfortable in my body, and this is NORMAL. Accepting it relaxes the pressure for perfection.
I now know, more than ever, that my relationship with myself and with food is the foundation of a healthy and happy life.
I hope you know I am here for you, angels!
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