Happy Healthy Body

photoI felt like I had to throw some body awareness love out into the world today.

We put our bodies through a lot of sh*t. A LOT OF SH*T. And you know what, our bodies do not deserve that. We honestly take our bodies for granted, when they are responsible for keeping us alive. That’s a big job, and on top of it, they put up with us feeding them a bunch of crap, sitting on our ass all day, and fueling our brain with negative thoughts. Now does that sound like kindness to you? Certainly not!

For awhile, I hated my body. It wasn’t the way I wanted to look or feel. But hey if I hated my body, it was going to hate me back. I couldn’t sleep, my stomach hurt all the time, and I felt frickin’ miserable. There came a point where my body and I needed to get back onto the same team. So I listened to it. My stomachaches and stuffy nose were my body screaming to me that diary and gluten did not serve me. Bye-bye to mucus producing products!

Then came the need to solve the jittery, anxious thoughts about my body. Jeez that meant I was going to have to do damn pushups and squats. The first time I exercised I almost fainted…don’t do that. What I found is my body WANTED to do those damn pushups and squats because I felt so amazing afterwards. Every time I completed a pushup, I practically did a dance and wanted to burst out yelling, “I Am Strong.” Then I would proceed to do another one, and would almost break my nose, but nonetheless, I did one and that’s what mattered.

This was how my body and I became lovin’ peeps.  It took boat loads of green juice, almond-milk smoothies, late night burpees, and lots and lots of forgiveness, but in the end, I feel alive and present within my body.

This is your wake up call to do what you and your body deserve!

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2 Comments on “Happy Healthy Body”

  1. Giselle
    March 9, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    Hi Tessa! Just gotta say that love all the posts you write, they resonate with me (& I bet with lots of other people). A healthy relationship with our bodies is so damn hard, but I can say proudly that completely understand what you say. Hope you’re feeling great & keep yourself positive, it is always amazing to have someone who speaks up what’s happening, no matter if it’s pretty or not, all just in order to improve :)

    • March 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

      Thank you, Giselle! I am so HAPPY to hear you resonated with this blog post. Feeling so much blog surrounded by me. Thank you for brightening my day :)

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