Out of Balance? Your Body Will Remind You!

balance scaleWhen I caught a glimpse of my flabby belly in the mirror this morning my first reaction was disgust and self-flogging commentary.  And then I said out loud “STOP!”  Stop the negative self talk and love the body you’re in: fit, healthy, curvy and going strong. 

That’s when the first Epiphany in the Bathroom happened (I have them from time to time):

A much nicer way to view it is; “My slightly flabby belly is a REMINDER that my food habits are out of BALANCE with my body's needs.”  Apparently I have been taking in more energy units (calories) than I have been burning up.  That’s all.  Analyze who, what, where and when those extra energy units are going in your face and start to bring yourself back into Balance.  Ah, much better! Empowering!  I put myself lovingly back in control of my best health.

Epiphany in the Bathroom #2 – A better way to think about any physical, emotional or spiritual ill health is to look at it as our body is reminding us that we are simply out of balance.  We need to take the emotional component out of it and just listen to our body's wisdom.


  1.   Tired = My body’s reminder to me that my wake/sleep cycle is out of balance
  2.   Stiff = My body’s reminder to me that my stretching/sitting ratio is out of balance
  3.   Stressed = My body’s reminder to me that my fun time is out of balance with my work/in-      law/deadline time
  4.   Weak = My body’s reminder to me that my muscle strength is out of balance with the tasks I ask it to perform

I believe that this is a much more loving and empowering way to recognize what is wrong and can inspire us to take the steps to gradually change the habits that put us out of balance to begin with.  

From your motivational speaker who's body is telling her to go eat a healthy salad.      


Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. Polly Polly Polly! How did you know that this is EXACTLY what I needed to hear right now? As you know, when motivational speakers are now out on the road traveling and speaking, they are more than likely sitting at their computers (like so much of American workers). And STIFFNESS and low back pain is a CLEAR by-product of that inactivity. I'm getting up from this computer right this second and doing down on the rug to stretch! Thanks sooooo much for this one!

  2. Wonderful Polly! A message that always needs to be heeded again and again until we listen lovingly to our bodies. I sure needed to hear it once again.

  3. Polly, if you're calling your stomach flabby – I'm not sure there's a word that can describe mine! :) Thanks for the awesome post! Going to share it right now!

  4. What does it mean when I get up, have breakfast, then want to go take a nap?  Wow – looks like I need to heed your advice and listen to what my body is telling me about my sleep cycles.  Thanks Polly!


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