Then & Now: My Personal Journey Toward Finally Discovering Peace in My Body

The photo on the left is me right after graduating college. At the time, I weighed myself roughly 5 times a day, counted every calorie I put into my mouth, and ate mostly bland diet food.

I didn’t want to gain any more weight, and I constantly told myself I wasn’t good enough, pretty enough or skinny enough. (Note: this did nothing for my physical or mental health!)

I was self-conscious, afraid, living in fear.

Flash-forward 6 years, and I’m still the same girl but the only thing that’s shifted is my MINDSET. I don’t own a scale, and the last time I weighed myself was at the doctor’s office. The number meant nothing to me.

I don’t even care to look at the calories, as what I care most about is the ingredients and what it is that I’m putting into my body. I eat according to what my body wants & needs; some days this is kale salads, green smoothies and roasted veggies, and sometimes it’s a juicy cheeseburger, slice of homemade pizza or some decadent dark chocolate.

I listen. I breathe. I allow my body to feel different things. I am happy. I am content. I am 1,000 x more confident in who I am.

I won’t lie, this journey through self-love and peace in my body wasn’t easy nor was it something that happened overnight. But I will say, this feeling of freedom around food & my body is so worth it. I hear you.

You are not alone.

You are not ruined or hopeless or crazy.

You are real, and it’s ok to struggle.

But you CAN break this vicious cycle, I promise.

If this resonates with you or someone you know, feel free to email me at rachelAThealthy-chicksDOTcom to chat or schedule your free BODY LOVE Nourishment Session here. I’d love to meet you!

4 Responses to “Then & Now: My Personal Journey Toward Finally Discovering Peace in My Body”

  1. Healthy Chicks» Blog Archive » It All Starts with Love (Not Weight Loss) Says:

    […] etc. out there, I think lately there’s been a bit of a mixup when it comes to the whole body love […]

  2. Monique @ burpees to bubbly Says:

    love! this is so important to share. I remember the days when I was 10-15 lbs lighter than I am now and I would weigh myself every day, count calories and generally just not eat much. It was so tiring. Not counting calories and eating mostly real, wholesome foods- of course with pizza and ice cream thrown in the mix- is just so much better. and easier. and happier!

  3. Healthy Chicks» Blog Archive » Healthy Chicks in the Community: A Badass, Blonde Fly Gal With a Mission Says:

    […] ladies! Thanks for all the love on my personal story toward discovering peace in my body — through messages, insta comments, and tweets, I am overjoyed by all your kind […]

  4. Rachel @Healthy Chicks Says:

    @Monique Thanks girl! And yes, everything is best with a little pizza & ice cream 😉

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