Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber

I came across a wonderful book called Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon and want to share it with you all. She calls it a peace movement, and health professionals across the nation are giving in and supporting this wonderful “movement.” This book is not a diet book, it isn’t a magical formula to lose weight (although most of us wish that were out there), but instead it is a book about the reality of our weight and adopting healthy behaviors. If you visit you will find a Live Well Pledge. It is about accepting our body and honoring it with pleasurable food and activity; not beating our selves up again and again because we may miss a workout or ate too much Halloween candy. I just printed it out myself and will post it in my kitchen. I encourage you to do the same.

Live Well Pledge

Today, I will try to feed myself when I am hungry.

Today, I will try to be attentive to how foods taste and make me feel.

Today, I will try to choose foods that I like and make me feel good.

Today, I will try to honor my body’s signals of fullness.

Today, I will try to find an enjoyable way to move my body.

Today, I will try to look kindly at my body and to treat it with love and respect.

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