While at barre class on Friday - a challenging strength and conditioning workout - I began to think about the word "remodel" and what it meant for me - way back when and now. Remodeling can also be about a body, bones, a home.
Remodeling for me is less about body image in the sense of how I look in the world, but more about how capable and strong I feel within. Important distinction for someone who grew up very heavy as a kid and who dieted a lot in the younger days!
I also thought of bones and how they are constantly remodeling - the process of being torn down during exercise in order to rebuild. How amazing our bodies are, taking in fresh nutrients through this process in order to be a framework for our muscles and organs.
Lastly, I thought about homes. For me in recent times, I have been lightening my load - what are the essentials that I need and what can I let go of? And how does this process impact the environment with the materials that I choose to have in my home?
My new and evolved definition of remodeling is less about outer appearances and more about the depth of the process within and extended into my environment.
How are you remodeling your life? Be creative, bold and colorful!