Heal Emotionally THEN Physically
by Meggan Larson
I was talking to a precious friend last week and we were both in a similar position. Frustrated with our weight, embarrassed because of our height to weight ratio, and disgusted with our lack of progress even though we had self imposed due dates on our results. I am the type of person who verbally (or writtenly…not a word, I know) processes and as I typed out my reply to her I realized that it was some sound advice and that I should not only follow it myself, but also share it with you. Here goes…
We were lamenting over our shared irritation when suddenly I realized that I was not going to get to my goal weight by December 31st of this year which is what I had set as my goal. Instead I decided to celebrate the progress I had made. You see, I’ve gone through a lot of trauma in my lifetime (as so many have unfortunately) and this year has been one of emotional healing for the most part. I have progressed leaps and bounds from where I was at the beginning of the year and I said/typed to my dear friend this:
I’ve been doing so much healing mentally and emotionally that I’ve just realized once that’s taken care of the physical will come. The enemy delights in our revulsion of our physical bodies. But the truth is, a lot of the time our physical bodies are just showing the outward appearance of what’s inside. If we are struggling then it’s going to show. That’s not the case for everyone but certainly it is for me.
I don’t know if that resonates with you or not but I wanted to share it because sometimes we can get so caught up in our physical journey that we miss the massive progress we’re making in another area. As hard as it is to accept, sometimes it’s more essential to heal in another area before our physical bodies will allow us to lose the weight. So here’s to you on your journey whether it’s physical, emotional, spiritual, or otherwise. Work on healing yourself from the inside out and that my friend, will yield lasting results.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!