Why I'll be getting into my bathing suit this summer
Me and my girls swimming and having a blast in 2012... Choosing to LIVE and BE no matter my issues with my body...
Watch this video created by the team at the Scary Mommy Blog and then read on about how to live more this summer and leave a healthy body legacy of joy, freedom, and strength with your children.
I can't tell you how many times I've held myself back from experiencing life, ever since I was a young adolescent, because I thought I was fat.
I can't tell you how many times I didn't put on that bathing suit and splash in the waves.
I can't tell you how many times I didn't get on stage to sing or speak because I thought I didn't "look the part."
I can't tell you how many times I missed out on opportunities I didn't even let myself think about because I felt safer hiding out unseen.
And then I birthed two girls into the world and my relationship with my body wasn't just about me anymore.
My relationship with my body was now a legacy -- A legacy that I would pass down to my children.
How do I want my girls to feel in their bodies?
Free. Enlivened. Nourished. Beautiful. Energized. Strong. Completely at home in their own skin.
As with all things we pass down to our children, they don't learn from what we say. They learn from who we are.
So it's become my sacred obligation to be free, enlivened, nourished, beautiful, energized, and strong in my body. Not just for me, but for them.
And it's complicated. I have a long history of shame, hatred, and judgement of my body, ever since the first time I stepped onto a scale at a Weight Watchers meeting (when I was eleven years old).
So I've also learned that being free, enlivened, nourished, beautiful, energized, and strong in my body doesn't come in a certain pant size or "ideal" image.
It comes through my own healing, deep self-love, physical nourishment, and my devotion to LIVING MORE NOW.
Are you ready to live more now and create a body legacy of joy, freedom, fun, and strength for your kids, too?
Then please join me in Sarah Jenks' FREE Live More 14-Day Challenge. Sarah will share simple, beautiful and fun challenges to help you feel freer in your body so you can have a deeper experience of joy and expression in your life now.
I've looked into all sorts of different experts over the years to support me in healing my body legacy and Sarah Jenks has one of the most powerful voices I've encountered in this movement. Sarah is a mama of two little ones and a powerhouse whose message inspires women from around the world to find freedom, joy, and a deeper love for life.
I so loved having Sarah teach the master class last year, Make Space for a Body You Love, for the women in my From Hectic to Harmonious Community program. And I'm so excited to share her with you today. Sarah is real, funny, no-nonsense, and incredibly wise.
Join me, Sarah, and women from around the world in the Live More Challenge today HERE.
This challenge is about bringing more joy, freedom, and fun into your life now... And it's about creating a healthier and more loving body legacy for you and the ones you love in the years to come.
With warmth & light,
P.S. Be sure to join me in Sarah Jenks' FREE Live More Challenge HERE today. If you think you have to weigh less to live more I beg you to join me for this event!