Happy Halloween! Got your candy?
As a recovering anorexic, I have a lot of tummy troubles.
Belly Boos, Stummy Hurts, Food Pregnancies, Tummy Yucks. I like to keep the vernacular light.
In recovery, you take a digestive system that has been messed with for too long and begin to re-train it; feed it new foods in new amounts at new times. You have to re-learn the experience of full and sometimes you can overdo it.
Halloween marks the beginning of our “Let the Food Frenzy Begin!” season.
With that in mind I present to you …
Missy’s Secret Ninja
(I just made that up…Imma be a Ninja for Halloween I guess…)
Gather your favorite sweatshirt (I recommend a sweatshirt -not a zip-up) and your favorite pair of socks.
In honor of Halloween, I’m rocking it ninja style with the hood. But that’s optional.
Grab a heating pad and abscond to your bed. Make sure the room is cool and dark.
Cradling the heating pad in your lap, kneel in front of a pillow high enough to comfortably support your head in a modified yoga “Child’s Pose.”
Lean your weight to the left or right and tip over. You’ll end up in a nice, relaxing ball of a fetal position.
Now close your eyes, feel the heat on your stomach, breathe, and try and relax all your muscles.
Ahhh…..let the healing begin.
Tummy aches are yucky, but in the case of recovery (and yummy food) they are mostly worth it.
*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This should be fairly obvious. In fact, most of the time I revel in being entirely ridiculous. Any advice I give here is based on my personal experience alone. Please consult your psychiatric professional before beginning any exercise you see on this blog because anyone who finds my weirdity interesting enough to follow may just have a few screws loose. But I like that in a person. (0: