Would You Believe Me If I Told You…

Would you believe me if I told you that when I was young I desperately wanted to look like a ballerina?

That I used to limit myself to two pieces of toast with peanut butter and one bowl of fruit every day?

That I would make secret trips to CVS to buy Cool Ranch Doritos, Honey Bunches of Oats, Peanut Butter M&Ms and Oreos and then eat most of them in one sitting?


Would you believe me if I told you that I used to do an hour of cardio a day?

That everyday I ran 6 miles?

That I would cry  if I couldn’t make it to the gym?

Would you believe me if I told you that I never lost any weight?

That I thought there was something wrong with me?

That I had a thyroid problem?


Would you believe me if I told you that I was never happy with my body?

That I always wanted to look different?

That I always wanted to be thin and have skinny legs?

Would you believe me if I told you that all of the above is true?

Now, would you believe me if I told you that I’m finally satisfied with my powerful legs?

That I love my strong body for the first time in my life?

That I don’t think about losing weight all day, everyday?

That I eat bacon and all kind of fatty things and I’m happy about it?

That I exercise because I love moving my body and not because I need to burn calories?


Would you believe me if I told you I was truly happy?

Well, I am.

I know that I’m not perfect.

I’m always learning, changing and growing.

I still eat pints of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting and spoonfuls of peanut butter topped with chocolate chips.

I still eat fried buffalo chicken fingers dipped in blue cheese every now and then.

I still have days where I want to be thinner, but I’m firmly grounded in myself and I can now pull myself happily back to reality.

Would you believe me if I told you that I’m not perfect?

Probably…because I’m not.

Would you believe me if I told you that everything I just told you made me want to become a health counselor?

That I want to support and guide others to find food freedom and real happiness with their bodies…just like I did?

Well, it’s true.

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4 Responses to Would You Believe Me If I Told You…

  1. Lisa October 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM #

    I understand a few of those feelings, and while I haven’t quite fell in love with my body yet, I look forward to the day when I do!
    Cheers to you! 🙂

    • AllieNic October 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM #

      Thanks, Lisa! I really appreciate you sharing.
      What kinds of things are you doing to help yourself fall in love with your body?

  2. Lisa October 19, 2011 at 1:47 PM #

    Well, I’ve started eating better, I attempted Paleo for a bit, but haven’t been able to stay strong with it, but it did teach me how to choose better snacks and such.
    Also, this morning was day 1 of early morning jogging (that will one day hopefully be running).
    So it’s a small start, but you’ve gotta start somewhere, right?

    • AllieNic October 20, 2011 at 9:59 AM #

      Hi Lisa! It’s great that you’re making that commitment to jog in the mornings! Baby steps, my friend…baby steps.

      The smaller and more manageable the step you take, the more likely you will stick with it and make even bigger steps in the future!

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