Legs, dancing a pretty bourrée across the stage of 2013.
‘Tis New Year’s Day. And everything is perfectly aligned, starting the year afresh!
Linen, 400-count, is complimented by down feather pillows.
Wardrobe, returning to a state of glamour.
Business, continuing to flourish.
This one, too…
But, what about diet? And exercise? Whilst the world refreshes their goals, starting the latest Special K challenge to achieve that gorgeous Kellogg’s body, I am not.
Having removed the physical spectator from consideration, fat pictures shall be published, documenting my journey to a healthy body. As Coco Chanel brilliantly coined, “I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all.”
Last night’s celebration was perfect. Dressed in P.J. Salvage Sheep Pajamas, we fell into a slumber before the champagne!
New diet beginnings for those in the Bulimic Mafia are a dime a dozen. Starting every day, every hour, moments are ruined when calorie limits are breached, when yoga workouts are skipped, and when fat exists in areas unmentionable. How many years have I wasted to food and exercise obsession?
No longer. I refuse to step one delicately painted toe into discount stores, let alone browse their websites, so why then do I treat my body so cheaply when it pertains to nourishment? I want expensive. High quality. Not just with my linen and clothing (and Gwendolyn’s). But with my entire body. I need to love myself for more than my brain. I need to really like my body for pure happiness.
I have not gone all zen on you, never no fear, my dears. But, I have rather optioned to enforce objective changes. What shall create a higher quality of life? Will it be to restrict my calories so that I achieve a gorgeous bod by May? Or, will it be to carefully nourish my body with food and yoga, so that I have the gorgeous bod which I desire at the age of 90?
Entering into my third year of living without Bulimia after 11 years of doing so, I hereby proclaim to function in honour of the bigger (but always thinner) picture, rather than micro managing the daily process.
My New Year’s resolution is therefore to create a healthy foundation for the rest of my life.
I shall continue to be inspired by thinness, and I shall not release my aesthetic rigidity. But, I shall afford myself the care to achieve the long, lean, and strong body that is preferred without hurting myself any longer. I am so happy.
What is your New Year’s Resolution, in one sentence?
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