Earlier this week I got to connect with an amazing woman named Rachel Worthing. I’ve been following Rachel for quite some time now and I’m seeing all the good work she’s doing for herself and for others. She’s an Eating Disorder survivor and is still in anorexia recovery. She used to suffer from anorexia, orthorexia and amenorrhea. Although she hasn’t completely recovered from amenorrhea, she’s still a work in progress. The progress she’s made so far is amazing. As she’s recovering, she’s also inspiring thousands of women. I decided to reach out to her and asked her to share her before and after story. First of all, I want to acknowledge Rachel for sharing her story. What a brave, strong courageous, open and honest woman, to say the least!
That’s why I’m very excited for todays video! It’s very different than any video I’ve ever done before. This video can be helpful in many ways. Here’s why and how; when someone is being coached or interviewed there’s almost always something that you can relate with. That’s why I want you to stay open minded and keep your eyes and ears open. Pay attention to how some of the scenarios that Rachel shares with us apply or resonate in your life. Consider asking yourself the same questions that I’m asking Rachel. When I asked her, what the scariest part in her anorexia recovery was, she said “gaining weight.” I think many people who struggle with any type of eating disorders can relate to this. Just like you don’t just get an eating disorder and lose a ton of weight over night, you also won’t gain a ton of weight over night. Gaining weight can be very scary for people who struggle with eating disorders. But as Rachel says it herself; “With practice it becomes a lot easier”.
I want to use this video as an opportunity for you guys to experience transformation. The thing is, when we listen to someone else sharing their story that we can relate to, our own defenses go down (because it’s not YOU who’s being interviewed or coached) and the information is absorbed more easily. I’m pretty sure you’ll have at least one AHHA moment plus other insights from Rachel’s story. As a listener this is very impactful. You’ll learn a lot about yourself and about others for that matter. You might not necessarily have gone or be going through the same things as Rachel, but you might know people that are. And this will give you a better understanding of why these people are the way they are.
One thing that I found very interesting is when Rachel mentioned that she gained/found her real personality during her anorexia recovery. It felt weird to her in the beginning, but as she got more and more used to it, she LOVED the person she really was. Like she says it herself; “I found my character that was hidden underneath my eating disorder”.
For anyone who struggles, specifically, with body image and body dysmorphia go check out Rachel Instagram account @lovemymiddle. I really love that she shares pictures of herself from many different angles. She shows you what REAL bodies look like. And how easy and normal it is for our bodies to fluctuate, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week and so on. It depends on many things, such as what you eat, when you eat, how you eat, water retention, sodium intake, stress levels, poor digestion and so much more. And it’s OKAY for your body to look different throughout the day. We look at pictures of men and women who have six packs and completely ripped stomachs and think that’s how they look all day long. They DON’T!
As you know, you are not alone. You CAN recover. Reach out for help. It’s very important that you have someone to support you and hold you accountable with your goals. It’s so easy to get excited about your future dreams and goals, but it’s also very easy to get distracted and have a setback, if no one is there to help you through it. That’s why I’m offering FREE 50 minute health consultation. Reach out to me and I’ll get back with you within 24 hours so we can chat!
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