"The key to feeling better isn't looking better. It is feeling better about our lives and better understanding our bodies really are- vehicles in which we can experience life. Our bodies are not life itself; they are objects of motion, not admiration."
-Excerpt from Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance
Day 2- Pledge Allegiance to Yourself
Allegiance- [uh-lee-juh ns] loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like.
Allegiance to myself= showing love, respect and loyalty to all of me- body, mind, soul and spirit.
The exercise for Day 2 is to read through and sign a Body Warrior Pledge. To be put simply this Pledge is a commitment to being true to your whole self...
- Celebrate the temple God has given me.
- Allow God & myself to be my primary sources of confidence & worth
- Replace envy with admiration
- Stand up for myself
- Renew my mind
- embrace my imperfections
- Give my body what it needs
- Recognize strengths
- No longer put off things I want to experience
Day 3- Consider How You Feel about Yourself
Where I've been, where I'm going and
how I would like to get there....
How do you feel about yourself?
Right now, I feel like I am trying to really figure out who the real Meagan is apart from what I have found my identity in for quite a while. Its exciting, but at the same time scary. Its a day by day, moment by moment process of letting go that is uncomfortable, but at the same time freeing. Its a faith walk- trusting God to guide me in discovering who I am as His and a willingness to submit to His ways for me.
What I know about myself is- the good, the bad,
- I don't love myself
- I have a lot of doubt the concept of God and his love for me
- I worry about what other people think
- My family means the world to me
- I am too hard on myself
- I am too independent and prideful
- I want more than a life consumed with ed
- I love to laugh
- I enjoy good food and that scares me
- I want a husband and kids
- I fear being alone
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." --Prov. 3:5-6
By walking by faith and not by sight I am trusting that this walk will bring me to a place of deeper trust and relationship with the Lord as well as a healthy, more loving and accepting sense of myself. Through establishing these things I hope to discover my true self and God's purpose in my life....“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." --Isaiah 55:8-9