Today's prompt from Reverb10:
December 12 – Body Integration This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)
I feel that way a lot, especially when I get really involved in an activity. This is why I enjoy intense exercise, or painting pictures, or even a really good and productive day at work.
The flip side is that when I get anxious, I sometimes feel myself disintegrating. I try to get dressed for a party I'm nervous about and nothing feels right. I have a meeting coming up at work and I try on 7 outfits, hating each one. Luckily these incidents don't happen often. They're bad for my spirit and they really mess up my room as I leave discarded outfits strewn all over.
Even though I still have weight I want to lose, I'm mostly at peace with my body. It's pretty great, actually, that I can do so many things that I enjoy and not worry about getting tired or feeling out of shape. I credit my workouts, especially yoga and Pilates, for bringing me back into harmony with my body. I used to feel uncoordinated and clumsy, but now I am feeling fit and fairly agile.