Ever feel like you’re trapped in a body you hate? A body that betrays you with cravings and no will to exercise? A body that you don’t even recognize as your own?
This is body jail.
Counting calories and fat grams, spending countless hours on the treadmill, and avoiding any food that tastes good for fear of a bite or two turning into a binge is real life for many moms, maybe you too?
This is body jail.
Body jail is a physical, emotional, mental and financial prison and we feel that breaking free starts with acknowledging this fact. Let’s take a moment to break down just how trapped we really are when we exist in this space.
Ever feel like you hate your body so your body hates you back? It’s tired of being treated poorly and it rebels against you in body jail. It craves love in the form of sweet or salty treats and wants to sit on the couch binge-watching something you’ve seen seventeen times already because it’s tired. It’s done. It wants out.
The burden you carry in body jail is a painful one. The emotional toll of hating your body is huge. Depression and even self-harming behaviors are not uncommon for women who struggle to love and accept their bodies. This is body jail. And it’s exhausting.
When in body jail, your brain is stuck right there with your body. Your mental focus and acuity is compromised as you spend hours counting calories, tallying fat grams and keeping your goal weight at the forefront of your thoughts. Now, even if you’re not ready to accept your body as beautiful (which will never happen in body jail, by the way), at least recognize that your brain is bodacious and deserves to function at its fullest… obviously not happening in body jail.
How much money are you spending to stay in body jail? For many, it’s thousands of dollars per year. A popular points-counting program runs for just over $800 per year and that’s one of the most affordable options out there! Add to that the inflated cost of “diet” food, and you’re easily spending money that could go toward an incredible vacation or monthly spa day.
Can you remember a time when you weren’t in body jail? When you felt alive, happy and comfortable in your own skin? If you’re like many women, the last time you recall feeling this way was in childhood. We look at our own kids and we see unconditional self-love, body included. Let’s get back there, shall we?
Seriously, is body jail working for you? Really? Through self-hatred, punishment and deprivation, have you found the body you’re working toward? We didn’t think so.
Breaking free from body jail takes away the struggle, the pain and the hatred you feel toward this vessel that carries you through life, just as it carried your children into this world.
You can’t build joy on a feeling of self-loathing. – Ram Dass
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone else, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. – Barbara De Angelis
Please. You deserve this.
Dive into The Peachie Moms Guide to Body Love for Moms and consider it your Get Out of Body Jail card.
You can do this.
We will help.