Healthy Weight-loss Pledge
Adapted from “Beautiful You” Rosie Molinary
Because I understand that my love and respect for my body can’t be separated from the love and respect I have for my inner being, I pledge:
To acknowledge that I am not my body. When I call myself fat and berate my body I forget that I am not my body. My body is vessels that carries (transports) my being through life. When I conflate my being with my body, the message “I am fat, unattractive, not good enough” is internalized. These thoughts and feelings are a contradiction to weight loss and to overall wellbeing. They are impediments to my fitness goals. No matter what exercise/diet program I engage in I will not have long term success until I can separate the two.
I Pledge to stop berating my body and instead celebrate it. It’s time to acknowledge that my body gives me the ability to experience life. It allows me to give and receive love, to provide for myself and my family, it allows me to do every physical thing you do, including fulfill my dreams.
I pledge to change the inner monologue in my head, particularly the monologue
that says my body is unattractive the way it is right now.
I pledge to care for my body giving it what it needs to function well, i.e: nutritious foods, and enough water to stay hydrated, regular exercise, including flexibility, and sleep. I pledge that when I am tired to rest.
I pledge to use exercise as a way to improve my overall health versus using it as a weapon against my body, whipping it into shape.
I pledge to understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number.
I pledge to recognize my body’s strengths, and stop dwelling on it’s perceived weakness.
I pledge to not rely on others to define my worth.
I pledge to gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone does or says something unkind to me.
I pledge to no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.
I pledge to understand that my body, like my personality, is unique, and that it is wonderful, and that I am unique and wonderful the way I am right now!
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