invincible versus vulnerable

Eat THIS for New Years and still look incredible!Made you look, didn’t I?If you followed me for a bit, then you already know that THAT stuff is just as much BS as the recent protein igtv Jillian Michaels spewed to her 1.3 million following informing them that protein was BAD BAD BAD.

Can’t the same be said of anything – ESPECIALLY seemingly “good for you” stuff; something good can be also, bad, when taken into excess, to the extreme, to an almost point of no return?

For instance, exercise?

You may be wondering, with such a litany of benefits, what could be the problem with exercise? It sounds like the more the better, and you can’t go wrong. Right?Well…

Yes, for most of us, this is true, but for people with a personal or family history of addictions, those with unresolved emotional trauma, those with a history of eating disorders, or those who are particularly sensitive to endogenous opioids—the drug-like substances produced by the body—there may be a risk in exercising too much.

What do you think?

As someone close to addiction, I 100% can say this is true. Obsessed with the result. Addicted to the endorphins. Tunnel vision on 100. Driving my body to complete break down, always thinking I was bigger than my disease.

I was first in line to dance with my devil.

I was proud to walk the tight rope along being sick and not looking sick.

And I was addicted to the chaos; maneuvering a delicate balance at the edge of my cliff, both exhilarating and terrifying as I played a never ending game of tug o war between vulnerable and invincible.

Now I know better. Now I know, Lee-Ann STFU and listen to what your body is telling you. And I advise you do the same. Your body is always sending you subtle messages, you just have to be open to hear them.

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