My body sent me hate mail today and this is what it said:
I have had it! I am sick and tired of what you are doing to me. Your bad attitude and your bad eating habits have crossed the line time and time again, and now you give me no choice but to rebel!
It hurts me tremendously when you don’t give me what I need. My needs are really simple: water, vitamins, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, cardiovascular and strength training, more oxygen, and some freaking peace and quiet every now and then through meditation. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so, because all you keep giving is exactly what I DON’T need-junk food and excuses. And then you have the nerve to COMPLAIN?!? Yeah, I’m calling you out, since no one else does.
I want to give you another chance, I really do. But I need change. Without change, I will leave you. FOREVER!
You can’t medicate your way out of this mess. You ain’t slick with the Lactaid, the Gluten-flam, the probiotics, the anti-itch cream or the steroids. I see you and you will reap what you sow.
Life is short enough; I don’t need your help getting to the finish line. Get your shit together!
The Only Body You Have
My Response: A Love Note
Dear Only Body I Have:
You are absolutely correct. I sincerely apologize for abusing and misusing you. I thought we were getting along so well for a while. I guess I just got too comfortable in my skin–before it became all itchy and inflamed, that is.
I totally blame myself and I want you to know that I will change. I hear your needs, I acknowledge and honor them, and respect the intensity with which you have communicated them to me lately. You aren’t asking too much. In fact, you’re probably not asking enough. You deserve the best. You really do. I will find a way to service your needs. I do it for others. I believe I can do it for you.
I love you so much my sweet body. We look good together. We belong together. We need each other. Please don’t give up on me. Let’s work it out.
If I haven’t said so lately, I want to thank you. Thank you for the amazing life you’ve carried me into, despite how horribly I’ve treated you. You’ve been patient and forgiving. I pray you have a bit more of both left so that I can fulfill my renewed promise of improvement in my nutrition, fitness AND mindset.
Some changes will be immediate. Others will take longer. ALL WILL HAPPEN. I promise–cross my heart or I know I’ll die.
Let’s kiss and make up. Let’s be the best we can be. Let’s make that Body D.R.E.A.M. come true together and let’s start right now.
With Love and Respect,
Your one and only KishaLynn