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Friday, December 16, 2011

Legs and metaphors

I have had visitors in my house for more days in November than not. So my routines (those tiny sweet things that are still brand new) have been disrupted a LOT. Smashed to smithereens, I'd say.

Anyway, I didn't do a lot of Shiva Nata in the past 6 weeks. Nor did I ride the exercise bike, take my vitamins, or go to bed on time. (Or blog.)

Tomorrow's always a new day, right?

However, it's not all gloomy news. I started doing the leg rotations in Level 1 the other day, and they are sufficiently challenging that I'm pretty sure I'll mess up plenty. I even had a little moment of hmm yesterday while reading.

Background: I've been really down on myself about my weight, and feeling guilty about being down on myself, and throwing in all kinds of bad depressing thoughts about what I'm modeling for my kids - unhealthy habits and concerns about my superficial appearance! But I started thinking that maybe I could try Havi's metaphor mouse trick, and start thinking about why the concepts of "dieting" and "weight loss" are such non-starters for me. So now I'm brainstorming the qualities of those words that are negative for me:
superficial
denial
deprivation
discomfort
admitting I'm fat
bland, boring food
fake sweeteners


And also starting to think about what words or ideas might, just might, have the right positive connotations:
healing
rejuvenation
therapy (interesting, that's a positive for me)
makeover
blessing

I might have to go consult the Visual Thesaurus on this one. Hopefully I'll come up with just the right thing.

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