|This background for this quote was taking at an incredible 5K event. I've never run a 5K, but after being there, my goal is to complete that same event next year.|
And all the while I really do try to remind myself that my body is a gift, and that others would be grateful to be in this vessel.
Truthfully, as much as I don't like my body, I really am grateful for it. Even though there are bodies out there that I'd much prefer, I could have ended up with a body much worse off than the one I'm in.
How does this all fit in the "embrace" genre? Well, I have fully embraced the idea that this body is mine, for the rest of my life. Though right now I'm not fond of it, I'm reminded pretty regularly by my team that I'm actually doing a pretty good job taking care of not only my body, but of my mind, too. I never thought I'd embrace therapy and this taking-care-of-me crap, but it turns out, while I was resisting the concept of self-care, I was actually doing exactly that - taking care of my self.
Funny how things work sometimes......