Here at Walker Whole Health we are in the throes of our first ever instagram challenge, and by throes I mean its day three ya'll. Intention. But let me back track for a second.
Reclaiming New Years Resolutions.
Living in a fat body is exhausting. Not because I am carrying around weight but because I carry so much fucking stigma. And this time of year it is even worse, everybody is selling something that is gonna make me lose weight, get healthy and live the best year of my life. Reality check. The only thing that can give me the best year of my life is me. Nothing I buy will do that for me.
So I was thinking, rather than hide from all the New Year, New You bs, what if I reclaimed new years resolutions for myself? What if I made a resolution to trust myself, to listen to my own intuition and celebrate my body for all the joy it brings me?
Then I realized that this message of listening to our deepest knowing resonated with others. People you would never imagine suffer body stigma were like YAAAAS! Thank you for talking about this. So I kept talking. I'm getting louder. What better way to get people engaged, talking out loud about being in the body they have right now, than to take it to social media. By now you all know that I don't do f-book. So an instagram challenge seemed like a good way to reach folks and get a conversation started about loving ourselves as we are right now.
Cue the #radicalresolution challenge. Today is day three, intention. I designed the challenge to get us thinking about our own mindset, tools and practices that can let us give space to our intuition. How can we love ourselves as we are right now? What makes us happy? Where do we get frustrated? Can we shift our perspective so that we meet ourselves with a gentle understanding and reverence?