Although we have had a volatile relationship for many years, I am finally learning to appreciate all that you do - all that you have done - for me. I have judged you and I have abused you terribly. You could have given up on me but instead here we are and despite everything you keep me going.
I have packed the pounds on you, I have not given you any exercise, and I have verbally berated you. Yet you keep me moving - you keep carrying me forward.
The result of my actions against you have caused pain - premature osteoarthritis in both knees and feet - and while I have felt sorry for myself, you have kept me walking. I know the extra weight I have forced you to carry for so many years was hurting you terribly but you accepted the challenge.
Dear body of mine, I hear you now asking me to make a change. I hear you and I am ready.
Stick with me, dear body, and I promise I will nourish you with good foods, hydrate you well with water, exercise you as best I can, and perhaps most importantly, love you, nurture you and HONOR YOU in both actions and words.
Until next time, friends,