[Note: this is Day 7 of a 10-Day Self-Care Expedition. I am examining my relationship with food and movement. You are welcome to join in as well through committing to your own self-care practice, commenting, and/or silently supporting.]
Welcome to Day 7! We are now on the homestretch of our Expedition. :)
I realized something over the weekend.
My original intention was to spend time with my relationship with food and movement. While I feel a lot of my underlying resistance to healthy movement is beginning to heal (yay!), I’ve completely neglected the food piece thus far.
I stumbled across the following brief email I sent to friend more than a year ago talking about how tangled my relationship with food has become.
“So, this article (very humorously) sums up pretty much everything I feel/think about food right now – that it is all gonna kill me and/or the planet. To me, this means I might as well just eat sugar all day. :)
Lots of stuff hidden in food and all these issues for me for sure. I wonder just how long it will take to unravel it all?”
Clearly, I’ve known for a long time that my relationship with food needs some time and attention. I just haven’t been willing to go there. With the support of this expedition, I may be willing to go there now.
Therefore, my intention for the remainder of this expedition is to really, truly pause and listen to my body regarding my food decisions. I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how it is going. :)
How does Day 7 find you? Are there any shifts or changes you need to make in your practice? What do you need to help you sustain your self-care practice through these final days of our Expedition?