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Please, don't loose more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

This weekend on Friday - Saturday I went to a workshop with Authentic Movement in Budapest (Hungary). I had no clue what it will be about, just knew it will have some Gestalt, and something to do with the body. And these days I like to do things around my body, to learn, to improve.

And it was so good. Finally, I could let go of my "thinking about things", and just give the permission for my body to talk.

I think, slowly I'm getting used to this new body. Smaller, thinner, more energetic, younger. Taking up less space in a room when I go indoors.

I feel more self confidence when interacting people. The thing is, I was not even aware about the lack of confidence, just I experience now, there is more of it. I'm more natural, I'm more in the present.

Sometimes, I get the feedback "But please, don't loose more weight!", usually from people whom I know for long. I don't like this comment, its holding me back. I know it's good will, but in the end, it's so difficult unrealistic to loose more then necessary. If they could imagine all the energy we put into making happen all the portion control, healthy food, exercise. So, I was quite resistant to this type of comment.
And now, one of us told that accepting the new body and the changes, is not only a challenge for us, but for the people around us. And sometimes they tell her, "Please, don't loose more weight!". And it sounds like, "please don't change more, it's already difficult to adapt".
Hm, that is a new perspective for me.
It's about change, not just for me, but for the people around me.
I think, I'll be more gentle with the people around me.

One of you wrote in the blog about the book "Who moved my cheese?", and the topic of change.

The biggest discovery about myself on this Authentic Movement session, is that my soul is changing, as my body changes. Somehow, my personality changes along the way. But I can't really put my finger onto it, but it's changing. I have more energy, different things interest me, I spend my time on new things, I listen to new style of music, I eat 180 degress different, I get connected to new types of people.

On, Sunday, we went to the Adidas Outlet in Budapest. As a reward, I bought some new performance clothes for winter exercise. I felt so good. Spending money for nice exercise clothes. And you know what, the main issue was to find clothes with slim fit!

Because, I have to go for the SLIM FIT now!

I'm so happy for the new clothes, I'll post some pictures of them later this week!

This is where I went to high school. Mikszath ter 1. I had the training nearby. It felt good to walk on those streets again. When people didn't look, I caressed the walls softly.

One of the trainers, Sabine: www.sabfab.com/englisch.

Authentic Movement: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au
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    I like this blog. You are tuning inward. That is good, and you are also understanding the effect your changes are having on all those around you, not just your close friends. That is very good. I saw a friend I hadn't seen in a long time, and she had lost her "baby weight" (after giving birth). I was shocked. She looked sick, I had never seen her skinny, and she looked too thin to me. But it was just my perception of what she should look like, not reality. I'm sure her doctor wouldn't let her get "too" skinny. Have a great rest of the week. emoticon emoticon
    3174 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9154669
    You have a great insight on why people say those kind of things to us. I love the way you ended your blog--touching your past physically. I wish I could go back to my old schools and do that, too. It is comforting, and reminds us of how far we have come, too.

    Keep on sparking!
    3180 days ago
    You have some good insights about change here. I think it's very wise of you to go easy on the people around you who might be feeling that you are challenging them to change, too! And you are - but true friends accept others as they are, right?

    Great way to reward yourself - with some new fitness clothes! I got a pair of gloves the other day - that's all I could afford right now - but my winter gear from last year is still in great shape. It's a good thing because it's getting cold!
    3181 days ago
    WTG!!! You are doing terrific!! The new attitude is great! Keep up the awesome trend!
    3182 days ago
    WTG! on getting new workout clothes. Finding slim can be tough!

    I agree about others need to adjust to your changes too. It takes time for all. Keep up the great job!
    3183 days ago
    wow, i love to hear stories like this.
    and when remarks are inconsiderate or unconstructive, just set your ears to 'Durchzug'. you know, in one, out the other.
    3183 days ago
    You certainly deserve the new clothes.....with your amazing dedication you got yourself in those slim fit!!! I love it!! Don't let the comments bother you...you are doing what is right for you and your body and I am certain when you get to where you want to be you will "stop losing". Be proud of how far you have come!! emoticon
    3183 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    this blog will give me something to thinkk about other people need to adapt to my changes. boy you went to a big school
    3183 days ago
    Interesting thoughts from your class - people trying to get used to the "new you" as you do too. Awesome word on the slim fit - a happy problem to have!
    3183 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8305001
    Thanks for sharing that you brought about some good points about how you feel and how others have to adapt to that seeing the changes in you. You keep doing and listening to that body of yours and what makes you happy, you are doing awesome.
    3183 days ago
    thanks for sharing, great insight and interesting program - thank you for providing the link about it

    I've been trying to work on this all along my journey so I have a better acceptance of myself as I near my goal - focusing on body image has been big for me - some strange uncharted territory :)
    3183 days ago
    I do love that attitude, that the change is something for others to deal with as well. What a good perspective!
    3183 days ago
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