Are you ready to develop a co-creative relationship with your well-being and vitality around your bariatric surgery journey? Embracing a life of service to your body could be the gateway to reversing those habits contributing to obesity. Let’s delve into the profound practice of nurturing your body, mind, and soul for a harmonious, balanced life.
Honoring Your Body as a Temple before and after weight loss surgery
In a world filled with distractions and stress, it’s easy to overlook the importance of self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your body is a vessel and a temple deserving reverence, care, and respect. It’s the cornerstone of your existence, and by honoring it, you lay the foundation for a life brimming with wellness and vitality. By acknowledging you have a body with needs, and attuning to those needs, you get closer to breaking the habitual cycles around weight gain, self-sabotage, inconsistency, negative self-talk and more.
Simple Practices for self-care and honoring the self: Positive self-talk: say something kind to yourself every morning upon waking. “I am whole, and I love myself.” “I will be curious today and listen to my body’s wisdom.” Drinking water: your body is mostly water, and hydration aids in the body’s detoxification process. Drinking enough water is a nourishing task. Imagine every sip of water you drink cleansing you from the inside out. Bathing in luxury: delight your senses with essential oils, moisturize your body with natural oils, and say something kind to your body as you bathe. Touch your body with kindness.
Mindful Nutrition: Fueling Your Temple before and after weight loss surgery
Nutrition forms the cornerstone of nurturing your body as a temple. Eating mindfully and incorporating nourishing, whole foods into your diet (like our meal plans!) is an act of reverence for your body. Embrace a rainbow of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Incorporating essential nutrients fuels your physical health and nurtures your mental and emotional well-being. Nourishing bariatric approved plant-based recipe here.
Physical Wellness: Cultivating a Strong Foundation before and after weight loss surgery
Regular physical activity is a vital pillar for the temple of your body. Engaging in exercises that bring joy and vitality supports physical health, mental clarity, and emotional balance. Whether it’s yoga, jogging, dancing, or weight training, find what revitalizes your spirit and weaves strength into the fabric of your life.
Mind-Body Harmony: Tending to Your Emotional Garden before and after weight loss surgery
Cultivating emotional well-being is akin to nurturing the inner sanctum of your temple. Practice nervous system regulation or engage in activities that provide solace and calm. Carve out time for introspection and self-care, tending to your emotional garden with the same care you’d offer to comfort a child. We love the work of Irene Lyon; check her out here.
Embracing Self-Care Rituals: Tending to YOU before and after weight loss surgery
Incorporate self-care rituals that replenish and rejuvenate your body and soul. Whether through a warm bath, journaling, or spending time in nature, these rituals are offerings to the sanctity of your temple, providing moments of solace and restoration. Serving your body as a temple for health isn’t just a one-time act but a lifelong commitment. Pro-Tip** You can light a candle/burn incense/use essential oils every morning to mark your commitment to honoring your self. By creating a ritual around your commitment, it anchors into your conscious brain and you hold awareness to it throughout your day. The balancing act is allowing humanness, freedom, flexibility, and play into our commitments so that they don’t derail our efforts away from consistency. Reminding you of all of the above in a support, kind, caring manner one of the benefits of our VIP offerings.
Honoring your body, mind, and soul will pave the way for a life teeming with vitality, balance, and boundless energy. Start your journey today and watch your temple flourish with the abundance of holistic health and well-being.