Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Body Promise

Dear Body, 

It's been a long time since we were good friends. I can't really remember the last time I was nice to you. I wish I could say I'm getting better with this and treating you with care, but I wold be lying, I am doing poorly. But I am learning...slowly. 

Me hiking up to Mt. Madison (NH)

I am learning to listen to your needs more than just what Ed wants. 

I am learning to nourish you with the right amount of nutrients, instead of depleting everything you have. 

I am learning to let you rest even when Ed demands me to make you move non-stop. 

I know it hasn't been easy these past eight years, not knowing if I was going to feed you enough and then having to be pushed so hard every. single. day. 

Me on top of Mt. Adams (White Mountains)

I have put you through a lot and you have held up so far, but I don't know how much longer you will, so I am determined more than ever to give you everything you need. 

You deserve my loving care and that is what I intend to bring to you. 

I want to thank you for putting up with my crap and everything Ed forced me to do to you. 
I hope one day, we can be good friends again, just like the old days, but until then, I will make this promise to you: "I will treat you the best I know how with what knowledge I have at the moment. I will give you both physical nourishment and also mental nourishment, and I will push you hard, but let you rest as long as you need. I promise to treat you in the same way I would treat my very best friend."


With love, 

Tayla

4 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful,Tayla. Please re-read this every time you're about to give up,because it's true and so,so important.

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  2. absolutely love this beautiful its so so true! Well done girlie! so proud of you! Ox

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  3. What a beautiful promise, Tayla. :) Keep up the amazing work, girl! <3

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  4. I love this post <3 Absolutely beautiful!

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