When I first met Freeman Michaels and heard about his Weight Release Program, I was planning some live events for LA. I listened to his story but I have to admit that I didn’t take it any further than that. Yes, I bought his book but I didn’t read very far and soon I let it slip away.
This year I have committed to co-leading a class on Weight Release with Freeman and I will admit that I agreed with some trepidation. See, I hate talking about weight. I hate even more the idea of painful exercise programs. And I hate the most the thought of deprivation diets.
But all of my work with Freeman so far has been focused on compassion to all of the parts of myself. Accepting and loving my stories and fears and “self-distractions.” What has also been incredibly helpful has been the support of Freeman and our other guests (I highly recommend checking out Jeff Brown’s interview!) and the knowledge of the community that is journeying with me.
Today, Freeman sent me a picture of himself, before and after he did his own process…
For those of you who, like me, are visual learners, this was a great lesson in possibility. It was a reminder of why I’ve committed to releasing rather than losing and why I decided to journey down this path with those of you who have signed up for The Weight Release Class. I’ve been doing my “homework” from the first session of The Weight Release Program and identifying my own needs and wants. It’s a stretch and an exploration and I’m reminding myself to be gentle with myself.
If you haven’t listened to the first session, we’ve posted it for you to enjoy
And I’d love to hear how you’re doing on your own journey as well.
Have fun and be well,