When we were getting ready to move across the country, I was lifting a heavy object in my office. I wasn't paying attention and it landed on my toe, crushing it. Blood immediately filled my sock and when I pulled it off to assess the damage, I felt the throbbing of blood rushing to the wound site and I felt an overwhelming sense of regret. I'd been careless and now my body had to come and do all this work to heal me. I could feel my body working hard to fix my mistake, and it got me thinking about all the hard work it does for me day in and day out, even when I'd do things to make its job harder.
Creating that separation that Sarah had always talked about between "me" and "my body" finally clicked and I've never been the same since.
I now love my body and am happiest when I'm at the beach. I have more energy than ever before and live with a sense of freedom around food and my body that I could never have imagined.
I see my body and its health as THE most important thing in my life and I no longer take it for granted. This doesn't mean I never eat sugar or processed food. I do! I mean, living in this crazy world makes it pretty tough to never, ever eat the stuff and I actually don't want anything to be "off limits", but I have eyes wide open about what that stuff does to my energy, my health, and my fitness. I am no longer controlled by my cravings, and I will never again feel guilt or shame around my food choices.
That's why I knew I had to join Sarah in the OBAAT program; to share my story and my experiences to show you that no matter where you are and no matter how it feels, you are never, ever alone, and there is a future where we can all live with our own sense of freedom.