DAY 9 – the 2nd last day of things that I am grateful for …. it’s able, it’s healthy, it’s responsive and it’s mine …
… today I am grateful for my body.
It takes a lot for me to actually say that. I’ve been all kinds of down the last 2 years about the weight I’ve put on due to the way I coped with some stuff in my life, not an excuse, just a rationale as to why, I own that I didn’t exercise or eat the healthiest like I used to.
Like a of women, I became down on myself for having gained the extra pounds. I looked in the mirror and I could only see myself as my former 121.3 lb self and because I couldn’t accept myself as my current weight I hated going out, didn’t buy clothes, lived in sweat pants and yoga pants. It took some time to heal, some self love and a bit of work but I’m feeling good about myself and my progress. I’m curvy now as opposed to a stick figure (well I didn’t think so but some people may have thought I was too thin). All this to say, I love myself and I love my body.
It’s rarely let me down … I mean I ache a bit more as I age, I have a bad back and a sore right knee. I have constant headaches of varies degrees and types, my TMJ symptoms are so bad some nights that I actually get lockjaw (not fun btw) and I’ve had a scare with cancer — but it’s here and it’s healthy.
I try to feed it healthy things, keep down the stress, enjoy my life more and exercise – ok that’s a lie – I HATE exercise lol. I’ve tried it all and I just can’t. I exercise once a quarter, but I am active enough … ok, ok fine — I’ll exercise, get off my back already LOL.
So this is to my body – it’s enabled me to birth my two beautiful children, to walk along the beach, to see beautiful sunsets, to smell the yumminess of coffee, to kiss my dog Ellie, to love, to be creative, to taste food and to write this post.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I work in disability claims. Daily I speak to individuals who don’t even have their health, so don’t take it for granted … some people actually mean it when they say “at least you’ve got your health”.
OM SHRI DHANVANTRE NAMAHA MEANING It is a powerful healing tool and mantra for Good Health. Dhanvantari is an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the god of Ayurveda. In this mantra we seek his blessings for sound health for ourselves and/or others.