I gained some weight during the pandemic and a part of me wants to focus on QUICKLY LOSING IT.
The book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski talks about how the Bikini Industrial Complex drains your energy from other areas of your life, like financial stability or true self care and health.
This impacts all genders but is particularly hard on women and leads to higher rates of disordered eating.
I can feel this complex pulling me but another part knows that I want to eat mostly healthy and move my body to take care of it but that doesn’t mean I need to rush to lose weight. There’s a palpable difference in my energy when I think about being kind and taking care of my body vs “THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY BODY AND I HAVE TO FIX IT.”
So this is your invitation to keep detoxing this complex too.
An amazing life coach @SusanHyatt always says “Wage gap not thigh gap PEOPLE!”
If you were socialized as a woman, you were taught to focus on being:
- Pretty but not slutty
- And quiet
And all that focus takes energy away from things like true self care and financial stability.
If you want some support ditching impossible patriarchal standards and using the freed up energy to create financial stability and to learn that even doing the dishes can be relaxing when you have enough time and energy, I can help.
To explore working with me one on one, book a free consultation here.
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