Recovery is tricky. It’s hard. And often, you’re assailed on all sides by diet talk, pressure to do more exercise than you should, pressure to eat something you don’t really want to eat but you feel like you ‘should.’ It’s all a matter of really learning to protect your mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health. The areas in which I really have to watch and protect my recovery are social media, certain conversations, or situations.
This podcast went into depth on how I’ve been learning for especially the past 3 years to be more vigilant to protect my recovery and not blame others for influencing me in a certain way.
I really struggled for the past 3 years to protect my recovery. I wanted to be involved in the lives of a lot of people, and though that’s not a wrong thing, persay, it wasn’t helpful in protecting my recovery. I thought I had to eat the way someone else was eating, or I spent too much time comparing my recovery program to others lifestyles.
That’s why I’m sharing this podcast with you. I want to talk from the heart about protecting your recovery, honestly, truthfully, and hopefully kindly too!
I want to remind you that:
– It’s okay to unfollow people or not read blogs that trigger you at any point in your recovery.
– It’s okay to NOT do the same workout routine or eat the same salads that people are eating.
– It’s okay to eat nachos instead of a smoothie if that’s what your body is craving.
– It’s okay to be honest with others about the kind of diet talk that you struggle with.
– It’s okay to remove yourself from conversations.
– It’s okay to find the things that really help you GROW instead of stunt your recovery.
Here are some of the Influencers I recommended following on the Net and Instagram:
Haley (Her Instagram is @hungryhaley)
Janie (Her Instagram is @livehealthyandfree)
Kelsey (Her Instagram is @kelsey_wolfe7)
Sarah (Her Instagram is @bucketlisttummy_rd)
Robyn (Her Instagram is @thereallife_rd)
Meg (Her Instagram is @root_for_food)
Lex (Her Instagram is (restoring_radiance)
Megan (Her Instagram is @runwhole.nutrition)
These are just a few of the reminders I want to give you to encourage you that it’s okay to not compare your recovery or your struggles with anybody else. I want you to know that I love you, that I understand if you can’t follow me on Instagram if I’m triggering to you; I HOPE and pray that I am not triggering to people.
There is no one way to recover that is always the same. I love how:
all have different stories, and they all have different roads that recovery from obsession has taken them, but I’m so grateful for each one of them and the different things they have to offer.
My encouragement for you is that you can protect your recovery, and you DO NOT have to compare your recovery to any one else. <3 I hope this was helpful and gave you some ideas to continue on that recovery journey. <3
How do you protect your recovery?