I had a crazy epiphany before I began this this journey when my, then 2.5 year old told me while snuggling on the couch to "move my fat" or "put this pillow on your fat mommy. It's in the way". In the moment I froze. I choked. I cried to myself.
How did my 2.5 year old already recognize something like this.....EASY.....from ME!
As much as I like to think that I've changed dramatically since then...the truth is...I still don't feel like I stack up in every day life. My body image has changed 500 fold but I still don't think I'm good enough....constantly wanting to help more people....wanting to do more....to do better! I think it's great to always want to improve upon yourself.....but I'm more aware than ever of the impact of my self talk and self image on my children! I implore you to THINK TWICE before cutting yourself up....not only for the sake of yourself but for your children!!