When this song came out in 1998 I was in college. After 4 years of undergraduate studies I was the heaviest I’ve been and really hating the body I was in. The body I put myself in.
Even then, when I’d hear this song one particularly line always stuck with me. After hearing the song yesterday I knew I had to use it as this weekends quote.
What you feel is what you are And what you are is beautiful
How powerful is that? It really is about how we feel, isn’t it? That’s why I asked if you could “let it go” this week. Once you feel beautiful, once you overcome the negative self talk you can truly move on and start to stop the cycle.
It’s not going to happen overnight. It will take time and, unfortunately weight loss is not a “cure” even though we think it is. I found this great article on stopping body hatred. I really believe, for some of us, this is the problem we need to solve before we can change our eating habits.
So… Remember, what you feel is what you are and what you are is BEAUTIFUL! :~)