This is my body.

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I had a realization recently, or I suppose it’s been an ongoing realization. Looking back over the years, I’m not sure I’ve ever once been truly happy with my own body, at least after the age of 13. Yes, there have been times when I felt I looked good in an outfit, some short periods when I felt fit and strong, even a few occasions when I forgot about my hangups and just felt great exactly as I was. And yet I never reached that point where I fully loved everything about my physical self. It occurs to me in my 33rd year, with 34 creepin’ hard, how utterly sad that is. To be perfectly honest, I’m sick of this shit. I’m just so tired of it.

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I’m a nutritionist. I eat food that I know nourishes me. I’m really active which keeps me sane and happy. I feel lightyears better after experiencing the benefits of a whole foods diet and ditching the calorie counting. But like so many other people, I’ve dealt with an emotionally exhausting relationship with food and weight since the sunset of my tweens. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder, have been both smaller and significantly larger, dealt with the whole body dysmorphia thing…but I could dissect that for ages. It’s a long story for another day, and unfortunately a story so many people know all too well. Where I’m at now and why I suppose I’m writing this is because I want to say something that I need to be held accountable for: I’m ready to make peace with myself. I’m ready to stop grasping for that one exercise or superfood that will give me the body of my dreams. I’m ready to stop assessing the room at a barre class to see if my thighs are the biggest (sad but true). I’m ready to cut the crap and be truly grateful for the healthy body I do have.

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The truth is, when I was at my most unhealthy, and ready to make changes, I promised myself that my goal was simple: to be healthy. That I would be happy with realistic, attainable goals. I saw the beauty in everyone around me. I knew I would never be a model or super thin, and I didn’t care, it’s not my body and curvy girls got it going on. Great health was my goal. But you know what? Here I am, in great health, and most days I’m still not satisfied. I am not by any means drastically overweight. Could I lose a few? Probably. Honestly though, what’s the point? I’d just be hungry. I’m a ‘waist up’ photo sort of gal. Whenever we shoot videos or take photos for Prescribe Nutrition, you will without a doubt hear me barking,”Hey guys, let’s do waist up?  Waist up sound good? Cool.” God forbid you all see I have me some thighs. And a tush. A serious one.


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I catch myself making comments about my own flaws to people. It’s weird. I have a zit? I point it out. I feel like I’ve put on a few? I make some self deprecating remark about how, “Ugh I’ve just been hitting the chips and guac real hard lately, so bad I know…”  I see other people do it too – we make excuses for what we see as our flaws, as if we need to be pardoned for them. I’ve started to wonder if people do this because it feels much safer to stay in a place of awareness of how you’re ‘not good enough.’ It’s as if I want to make it abundantly clear to everyone that ‘this is temporary and I plan to do something about it,’ as if anyone noticed or cared about the State of my Thighs. Though that could be a good name for a Netflix show.

I was listening to a Marc Maron podcast with Melanie Lynskey recently and they went down the road of body image. It’s a long conversation, but eventually she said some things that really resonated with me. Actually, that just hit me over the head, kind of hard.  “It’s horrible to not like your body. You can never escape it, you’re with yourself all the time. And also, you have to eat. Eating is social…it’s the most inescapable thing to have an issue with.”  All of this I knew, but is it possible I forgot? It sure felt like it. She talks about how she finally gave up the struggle to watch her weight like a hawk, to stop obsessing and let her body just be. “Now I’m feeling like I’m in my body without obsessing about my body…and I also now think it’s kind of lovely. Sometimes I look at myself and say, oh, that’s kind of sexy. It’s all round and bouncy. What’s wrong with that? I don’t know why I was denying that for so long.” Melanie. Can we please be friends. But seriously if anyone knows her, please give me an intro.

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Sometimes it hurts my soul to imagine what I could have done with all that self loathing energy had I put it towards something bigger than myself. In the end I have no regrets, I have a job I love and I’m part of the PN team. I would never have that without my history. It’s a part of who I am, and that’s okay. I just don’t want to wake up 30 years from now, devastated that I couldn’t accept my big, beautiful ass, especially while it was it was still relatively high.

So here’s what I’d like 34 to be about: Being in my body without obsessing about my body. Recognizing that I can help people feel better and eat healthy, regardless of the size of my pants. Realizing I already do have the body of my dreams, because it’s healthy, I rarely get sick, my thighs are great for bike riding, my booty makes my dance game strong, and also, I like my feet, which is nice. It’s going to be about never looking back on the occasions I choose to enjoy in some of life’s greatest pleasures [chocolate, chips, guac, wine, obviously]. So today is the first day I plan to take daily action to turn it around. To stop my hateful, self deprecating words dead in their tracks. Because in the words of Jay-Z, I gotta get these devils out my life.

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I think a big part of my realization has stemmed from the support that I’ve found in the PN community. So here’s a shout out to all of you PN hoodrats [can i call you that?]: thank you. Thank you for reminding me that health is the ultimate priority. That feeling good is what matters most. The past few program runs have had discussion boards buzzing with positivity. It’s like reform school for not only dieting, but also self doubting. The fact that my job let’s me join this community every month gives me a lot to smile about. Here’s to kicking off again. I am so ready for you Prescribe 20!

If you want to see the buzz for yourself, use the code imwithmegan for 20% off. See you on the discussion boards, maybe I’ll be wearing shorts. Who knows.

 

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  • by Julie on

    This was so inspiring and refreshing! It goes without saying that you are stunning, Megan, but I breathed an audible sigh of relief at just how real you are. I am 42 years old and have battled body issues my whole life. After reading your post I realized that maybe, just maybe, I can finally give myself a break and concentrate on having, I don’t know, fun?

    • by Megan Morris on

      Wow Julie I can’t tell you how much it means to read this! Thank you for your kind words, and thank you so much for taking the time to read this and let it sit with you. The only real place to make change is to start within us, it would be a whole lot easier if it was just a diet or a workout. Nope, this time it’s letting go. And having some darn fun.

  • by Noelle on

    Thanks for this Megan! It is so inspiring. I have learned so much from you and Katie (and the rest of your team) throughout the programs that I have done, and I love your honesty. That you are real women, with vulnerabilities and flaws, makes me trust you and respect you even more. Accepting my body for what it is is something I have long struggled with. Now that I have two daughters, I’m acutely aware of how much I need to change my outlook. I refuse to let my own issues with my big thighs or squishier middle keep me from wearing a bathing suit and playing with my girls or showing them how proud I am to be a healthy woman. Thanks for these words of inspiration! Just what I needed to read today!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read Noelle, and for being a part of the PN fam!! If I one minute have played a role to get you in that bathing suit and having more fun with your kids, I can call it a day. Nothing would make me smile more. I think this whole acceptance thing will be a long road too, but I’m so glad to be on it and have support and camaraderie from women such as yourself. Let’s remind ourselves every day that there’s nothing wrong with a little squish. Nothing at all.

  • by Larissa on

    I absolutely LOVE this article, Megan. Really well written and knowing you personally, I know its coming from the heart. You are an inspiration to all of us women who struggle with body image issues and I too am sick of this shit. I can be the meanest person to myself and this self-bullying needs to STOP NOW. This year I turn 30 and I too want my life to be about being at peace with myself and my body. Thank you Megan and PN for this post!

    • by Megan Morris on

      First of all, thank you so much. Second of all – this post wouldn’t have happened without my photographer! You are my Annie Leibovitz, Larissa! I learn so much from you in the way you find beauty in so many places, the way you dance and the way you always remain positive. I’m so glad we’re on this path together. Cheers to the year you turn 30 and the decade we find some peace.

  • by Beth on

    You are awesome and inspiring. I have taken two of your classes and will be back for more. Love your message and your honesty. You are the real deal.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you so much Beth, this means so much to me!

  • by Celeste on

    Megan, I am in tears. At 44, I actively struggle with hating my body, especially when little Mr. K lifts up my shirt and gives me zerberts on my too-big belly. I’ve struggled with my weight since college, after never worrying about it before, but the body image issue was always there. Most recently, aside from weight, my body “failed” me in childbirth. The beautiful, natural, strong birth that was going to be my defining moment as a woman was stripped away when I developed severe pre-eclampsia and had to deliver K under general anesthesia (never having had a single contraction, or experienced labor). I have pretty much been “broken” since then, and no matter what I have done, I haven’t been able to get where I think I should be. This post is going to be with me for a long time as I let it rattle around and sink in. I really need to let it all go, forgive my body, I guess, and truly embrace what I have. Thank you for this perfect post today. <3

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh Celeste – I hope you know what a strong person the PN team sees every time we see/hear from you. You are such an incredible woman. You can see all the beauty in you just by looking at Mr. K. 🙂 I’m so happy this post could set you in a positive direction. We’re in it together

      • by Sharon on

        Celeste – I also had dreams of a natural birth with my daughter but like you pre-eclampsia meant that I had to be induced and drugged. She’s now 15 (nearly 16 – where has the time gone) and she is beautiful and gorgeous and I still have to pinch myself that I gave birth to her even with a little help. I don’t know how old your little one is but believe me being a mum is about a lot more than giving birth. Be kind to yourself and your body, don’t waste this precious time beating yourself up. Big hugs xxxx

  • by Jessica on

    Amen! Why can’t we just love our bodies? We have no problem telling our friends how lovely their bodies are (in all shapes and sizes) but yet we can’t do it for ourselves. It does need to stop. It’s a practice involving daily positive self talk. I had a client once who survived cancer and after that all she could do was think how grateful she was for her body and all the things it let her do everyday (yoga, walking, etc). When I start to get hard on my body, I try to think that way too. We really are so lucky for all the things our bodies allow us to do everyday. You are a gorgeous woman and if I can say this without making you blush, your booty is glorious. I mean hey it is all about that bass right?? Love everything about this post!! Thank you for writing it. 🙂

    • by Megan Morris on

      Amen indeed. You are so, so right Jessica. At this point, it needs to become a healthy practice just like anything else. Thank you so much for all the love, me and the booty genuinely appreciate it. Thanks for inspiring me all the time!

  • by Emily on

    AMEN! Thank you so much for posting this! I have never eaten healthier than I am eating now and yet I have never weighed more than I weigh now either. (I am 35 with 2 kids). I have spent the last 3 years thinking I was one diet away from losing the weight but that never happened. I have finally come to the same realization as you — this is my body, it is time to accept it as it is, The decision to keep doing the best I can with eating and exercise and to just accept my body for the size it is has been so freeing.

    You, Katie and Anna are so inspiring for being real and honest. Thank you!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Emily you’re steps ahead, you see the light ahead 🙂 We are only as honest as the community of support we have allows us to be. We all truly like we can be ourselves in from the PN community. Thank you for sharing this, keep on keepin’ on with all the self-love.

  • by Tracie on

    Megan… you are amazing! Thanks for keeping it real! 🙂
    I’ve never been classified as a “skinny” girl. My sister and I look at old
    pictures of our mom and her sister’s and joke about their “bellies” being
    our inevitable destiny. Oh, poor us… wait, WHAT?

    We should be loving the bodies we have for getting us where we are today.
    We ARE healthy. We ENJOY life! It’s all good!

    You are an inspiration… thank you! I SOOO can’t wait for the Prescribe Balance!
    BRING IT!

    • by Megan Morris on

      I mean, can you say it any better? It IS all good. It’s life. You have family. I have friends. We have good times and smiles. It’s time to let that be the resounding daily thoughts in our heads. Thank you Tracie!!

  • by Jessica on

    Thank you for being so honest and sharing so openly! I find myself searching for flaws (like my muffin top or teensy-tiny-only-I-can-see-it double-chin) in pictures, just to make sure they fit some false image I have of myself. Feeling good about yourself is hard, but I’m with you! I’m ready for Prescribe Balance and more cheerleading on the discussion boards!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you for the support Jessica, it means so much! It’s remarkable to know how many people can relate. I can NOT wait for Prescribe Balance. So glad you’re joining us!

  • by MaryKaye on

    Megan, loved your post! I am right there with ya, and it sounds like more than a few other ladies are as well. I’m so sick of thinking about what I’m going to eat, when I’m going to eat and how I’m going to feel if I blow it. I consider myself to be the healthiest and most fit that I’ve ever been in my 35 years on the planet, but I have also never been so hard on myself for the way I look or how I eat. Ugh! Cheers to you and your honesty. I’m going to work on my attitude about my own body. Thanks and feels better to know that I am not alone 🙂

  • by Julie Emonson on

    Thank you,,,
    I am 50 yrs young…yes like everyone else have had body issues forever….
    I am studying at the moment diploma in nutrition,, our bodies are a fascinating wonder of its own worlds, working together. Yes we are all unique and beautiful in our own way. But our brains, are like a demon ready to throw out negative thoughts and bring us down. And our hormones are the little devils that trip us up. My body in its perimetapausal state belongs to my hormones at the moment but Im looking at this stage of my life as compleating a full circle. Its time to shed the body issues and be happy and healthy with who I am. Thank you your words are inspiring.

    • by Megan Morris on

      What a lovely way to look at it Julie – it is a full circle. I guess it’s all part of the ride right? How thrilling to be diving into this world of wellness, it completely changed my life and I’m so excited for you to be on the path. Thanks for not only reading but all the support. Cheers to your studies!!

  • by Emily P on

    Go Megan! What a beautifully written, witty and inspiring post.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Emily it’s so amazing to see your name pop up!! You my friend, are an inspiring person. Thanks for being a friend over all these years, and thank you for the support. xo

  • by Jenny on

    Dear Megan-
    I cannot tell you what this article you wrote meant to me. It felt like you went into my head and pulled out all the thoughts I have with body image and food issues. I have struggled with an eating disorder for 32 years and it is just so exhausting! Thank you for all you do for the PN community. Every time I do a program with you my symptoms with my eating disorder go down drastically. That is a huge win for me. Your honesty and Katie’s honesty combined with the depth of knowledge you both have and all around awesome ladies you are continue to help me day in and day out. I respect what you wrote and just rally want you to know what an impact it has made on me! Thank you from the bottom of my ❤️!!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh Jenny I’m sure you know the feelings I wrote about all too well then. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the support, and it brings tears to my eyes knowing it impacts you. I have to tell you, we’re just honored to have you part of the PN community.

  • by Elizabeth on

    What. The hell. That’s what I have to say about this devil. You captured it perfectly–no, beautifully–right down to the barre stare-down. This self hate crap has to stop so we can all divert our energies to living and loving and sharing our gifts. Thank you for giving us all an example to follow. Love you + your booty, sisterfriend!

    • by Megan Morris on

      To hear that from you, BB, well I can just call it a night right now. You, Katie and all these bigger than life women that have come into my life in the past few years – all of you have inspired me to get a bit more real. Life’s too short. I love all that you do. Thank you for your endless support and wisdom. Seriously though, my skin thanks you.

  • by Lisa weber on

    Well, I might be tearing up a bit at your braveness and honesty and just how darn accurate your words sounded to me. You deserve recognition for putting it all into the universe and giving words to what so many of is feel. You are so beautiful and talented and I want to be on your team. Thank you for your leadership and see you on the discussion boards.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh Lisa that’s so, so, so very kind of you. Making me blush 🙂 Thank you for reading, for your endless support and for understanding exactly how I’m feeling. Nice to know we’re not alone! See you on those boards!

  • by Jenny Reynolds on

    Megan…. What a breathe of fresh air you are! Thank you. I could very much relate to much of what you said about your life and struggles with your body. I, too, am inspired by the PN group, and it has changed my life for the better. A handful of months ago, I also set out on a conquest to love myself & my body more deeply, love my layers of love (as I call them), my curves, muscles, all parts of my body, and my heart more. Here are a few positive affirmations that I like to write down and say to myself aloud in the mornings to boost myself for the day. I look forward to continuing PN programs and working with empowering and amazing women such as yourself!
    “I nourish my body with healthy foods, healthy boundaries, and healthy space for myself.”
    “I love and approve of myself.”
    “My body is beautiful, fit, and strong.”
    “I no longer judge or criticize myself. I am free to love who I am.”
    -Jenny

    • by Megan Morris on

      These are so awesome Jenny!! So powerful that you do this everyday. Someone else who wrote said that loving yourself has to be a practice just like anything else does. You are truly making this a practice. I so admire it. Thank you for all your support and the inspiration!

  • by Emily on

    Megan! Did you crawl into my head and write down all of my thoughts?! Wow. Nodding along. Laughter. Maybe some tears. Thank you for this. Here’s to stopping the negativity and being proud of what you’ve got. Now let’s go grind it up some hills on our bikes.

    To the whole PN team: Keep up the incredible work. This community is so strong and inspiring.

    Emily

    • by Megan Morris on

      And get down on the dance floor too? Maybe we’re all thinking these things and didn’t really know it…I’m not sure! I am sure that I’m incredibly grateful for this community. Thank you for being a part of it Emily!

  • by Niki on

    Ahhhh, Megan – wow, wow, wow… so much respect for your brutal honesty in this post. I’m not the biggest commenter usually, but felt the need to speak up and give you (and the whole PN team) props for inspiring us all and keeping things real! <3 you guys!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you so much Niki! You have absolutely inspired me with your commitment, honesty and real approach to better health over the past year. Thank you for being a part of the community.

  • by Alice on

    YES! My poor body has been treated like my enemy rather than ME – the inescapable, worthy, scarred but still going ME.
    I yelled ‘YES’ out loud when I saw your picture! Gorgeous, without a doubt. And yet, it’s so hard to say that about ourselves.

    Hooray for you and your lovely bum! Reading this has come at the perfect time and is such an amazing part of my journey. Thank you.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh I’m so glad that this came to you at the right time Alice. We are so grateful to have you in the fold – you bring a light of positivity to the programs and to our community. Let’s make a pact to start being that positive with ourselves. Thanks for the support Alice.

  • by Sharon on

    Megan – how beautiful, kind and inspiring you are. My husband has always said that the best bit about me is my butt regardless of what size it is. I have always replied that I wish I could see myself through his eyes because it is the bit I hate the most about myself. So I can totally relate to what you say, especially the bit about wasted energy! Thank you for sharing and making me look at my beautifully ample backside with new eyes. Can’t wait for start of Prescribe Balance. Big hugs xxxx

    • by Megan Morris on

      You’ve got a smart husband Sharon, you must listen to him now! Thank you for all the support, I’m so grateful to have women like yourself as part of our community. Now post a photo of your derriere on your mirror and look at it until you love it!

  • by Maya on

    Hi Megan,
    I just want to thank you for your bravery. I’m just discovering your site but I tend to be wary of nutrition sites that are dogmatic and shaming. This blog makes it clear who you are and makes me trust you instantly. I’ve basically had the same thoughts over the past year about trying to relax and realize I am actually exactly how I need to be- fit and healthy, and that’s what SHOULD matter to me. But it is so difficult to actually let go and feel that way. I have a very similar history to you, and decided at 35 that I’m tired of being so mean to myself and obsessed. Thanks for posting your photos. That is truly admirable, and you have a great ass. I bet you get that all the time 🙂

    • by Megan Morris on

      Wow Maya that means so much to us!! All we could ever hope for is to meet people where they’re at, and to let everyone know you can be perfectly healthy without fitting a perfect stereotype. Everyone is different! And thanks for the kind words about my ass, I honestly am starting to look at it differently after all the love in the past 24 hours. Whew.

  • by Meghan Brown on

    Megan–LOVE THIS! Thank you for sharing. This is exactly the attitude I want to help my clients cultivate, and why I don’t take “before” and “after” pics and post them on Facebook. Strong, healthy bodies are beautiful! Do you mind if I share your post on my Facebook page? I am SO looking forward to your upcoming program; I’m all signed up! Thanks again!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you so much Meghan!! Absolutely hear you, you want people to feel the changes from within! I’d be honored if you shared the post. Thank you!

  • by Gina on

    Dear Megan…

    I bow down to you. You are real. You are beautiful. You are human. Good lawd, you are honest. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that, and how much I appreciate this. Much like many of the others who have posted above, I can relate. I started my body hatred spiral when I was very young, abused, and fed many messages about what would make me “likable”. From there, it was a spiral of eating disorders, over exercise, bad relationships with lovers, and a bad relationship with myself that continued to feed this monster and let it just take over. One of the only times I really felt ok with myself was when I fell face first into addiction. Sadly, it wasn’t that I really felt good, I was just wearing a different mask at that time. Often times I find myself feeling like a fraud. I help coach a program at a gym and outwardly tell people all the time to embrace themselves. Love the journey to health. Be gentle….and yet, I can’t figure that out for myself. As I read through this, and all of the comments, my eyes welled up and my lip quivered and then they just fell. I’ve come back to this a few times today already, and I just tear up each time. I must have gotten suntan lotion in my eye or something 🙂 I needed this. I have competing priorities all the time. In my news feed I follow pages that are positive, healthy, and well rounded. Immediately after that are the other pages of fitness groups that are contantly showing perfectly sculpted bodies that are not attainable for me no matter how hard I beat myself up. I belong to one gym that is group fitness with people who embrace “all bodies are good bodies” followed by a gym that has bikini competitors practicing posing in their teenie weenie bikinis. Since January I’ve been mindfully trying to find a more gentle approach and ways to appreciate my whole self. It has been hit or miss, but I’m promising myself to continue working at it. Practice makes better.

    Thanks girlfriend.

  • by Philli on

    Thank you Megan! I have never been able to express to anyone the way my body makes me feel when I catch a glimpse of it. I have tried many times to overcome the hatred I feel deep inside for what I am, so many swings and roundabouts.

    But to read your words of determination is such a breath of fresh air 🙂 It has made my morning totally fabulous and given me extra determination in overcoming the constant battle I have with myself and the body looking back at me in the mirror.

    Thank you Megan, have a totally awesome day knowing that you have made mine so much brighter 🙂

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh my gosh this absolutely made my day Philli – to know that it gave you some overdue peace and brightness. I hope this can carry forward with you. Thanks so much for sharing and reaching out!!!

  • by Ann on

    Wow, It’s as if you wrote this article from my thoughts. This was almost the exact conversation I had with my therapist this week. The whole “I’m sick of this shit” at 33, going on 34 years, rings home, but I just don’t know how to change it. I wish I could have the know-how to be happy with myself, the way you describe your intent to change your thoughts and behaviors. Hopefully I can figure out how to get to that point someday too. Thanks for sharing- it’s nice to know i’m not the only one looking around the gym wondering if I’m the fattest one there 😉 Your words are inspirational.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Ann…we must have the same stars aligned!! I’ll be honest – this is just my intention, my plan – I have a LOT of practice to do before it comes the reality. Thanks for reaching out and empathizing. We can do this 🙂

  • by Ruth on

    Oh my goodness – how much I love your post Megan. And your big, beautiful butt! I too am a ‘waist up photo’ kind of a gal – well I have been until now. I have even been known to edit photos of myself that have my bottom half in. I am 40 and have ALWAYS had a big butt and thighs, but generally a fairly tiny top half and waist – that’s my shape. I have tried all kinds of extreme diets and exercise but the reality is that is the shape of my body. I am tired of the body loathing. Tired of covering up what is ‘me’ and tired of saying that maybe in a few weeks/months/years I might look better in those skinny jeans. So no more. I am so with you on this. Healthy, happy bodies with big healthy butts (and thighs!) rule. No more body hating. I am so grateful for this post! xxx

    • by Megan Morris on

      Oh it’s always so good to see your name Ruth! I love both of our big butts! I’m so tired of all this too. It’s time we put our practice into something that really makes a difference – some daily self love. Thanks for all the support!

  • by Katie L on

    Thank you for your bravery and your honesty. Best line – “I’m sick of this shit. I’m just so tired of it.” Couldn’t agree more. At 37, after 3 kids, the goal is being and feeling healthy! Thank you for the reminder!

    • by Megan Morris on

      Thank you Katie!! We’re ready right? Let’s cut this shit out.

  • by Lori on

    Megan,
    Thanks so much for this! It is exactly what I needed to hear! I struggle with the same issues and am truly tired of it! I was already signed up for Prescribe Balance and this makes me look forward to it even more. I learned so much in Prescribe 20 and can’t wait to get balanced. It’s time!

    • by Megan Morris on

      I’m so glad to hear it found you at the right time Lori! We’re really excited for this upcoming weekend…truly can’t wait. Lots of love to you!

  • by Chelsea on

    I keep thinking about this article. I so appreciate you and you putting yourself out there. I so struggle with similar issues. I have done a few of the PN programs and I always sort of felt that I fell short because I wasn’t perfect. I felt that this “stuff” came easy to you and you were a size 4 and it was just another thing I was failing at. But this article, #1 – Slapped me in the face that I shouldn’t judge. #2 – Just made me feel human. I have been struggling in my own journey so much this past year. Probably more than ever before and this article was just really wonderful to read. Thank you for opening yourself up and writing it.

    • by Megan Morris on

      Wow Chelsea – this really opened my eyes on how important it is that the PN team is this open ALL the time. It’s always has been and always will be a challenge for me! A good one though. We’re just doing the best we can, and in the end, it’s all about asking ourselves, how do I FEEL? So glad this article has supported you, thanks for reading it.

  • by Melanie on

    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  • by Emily on

    Thank you for writing this. I have always felt the same way I would delete any picture that showed my legs because I was always worried about them being too big. This past month I went on a cruise and I decided to wear shorts I felt so self conscious at first but then I thought about should I be so preoccupied with my legs that I am not enjoying myself on this trip. It was quite liberating. It’s like you said I decided to be in my body rather than obsessing about it and it made a world of difference! 🙂

  • by monica cross on

    Amen , Amen, Amen!!!!! I could have written this!!! ( except my age is almost 45). Thank you for sharing your story. I can relate on so many levels. It is comforting to know I am not alone. This first start of the year has been challenge with a foot surgery that put me down for 3 months. I took that time to really see what I was putting before my family. God gently showed me and I have been doing alot of growing and have been looking my ” body dismorphia” square in the face!!!! Thank you for your words and to the other ladies you have shared there struggles.

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