I'm supposed to tell you what kind of healing I received this year and how I hope to heal in 2011. Eh, not sure this is my fav. prompt - sorry 'reverb 10'.
For those of you who have watched the Biggest Loser before, you know that frequently people's weight is a result of bigger issues. Whether it's overeating, under eating, not eating, etc there's usually a bigger issue behind the behavior. Over the last 8-9 months of weight loss I've really had to delve into that myself and really explore why it took me until 25 to care enough to take care of me.
In recognizing the reasons behind that, I've been able to heal as I work back towards being in shape. I realized in a personal training session with a celebrity trainer that Dove gave me earlier this year that she was right, having the ability to be active is a gift. One that not everyone has. I can run. I can jump. I can swim laps in my pool. I am capable of so many great things because my body is young and healthy. Not doing those things is a little like having the ability to read and not using it, it's really sad how many people waste that gift.
As I've dropped the weigh, eaten healthy, and fallen absolutely in love with excercise I've healed all the bad feelings I had about the way I looked and the way my body was before. It may not be exactly where I want it to be right now, but it's come a long way with me in 2010. We've battled some tough stuff together, and we've come out swinging - or running.
I look forward to continuing this journey in 2011 but I'm thankful for the people encouraged me through a year of healing this year.