What we see in the mirror has a power that we let de¿ne us, and spiritual well-being. We have become weighed down by what a scale reads, a diet's rules, and/or the opinions of others. Body image starts, persists, and can end the day, consuming one's thoughts. At the heart of the matter is FOOD. American culture doesn't eat to nourish and fuel our bodies, no, we have taken on a live to eat rather than eat to live mindset. What to eat is a persistent decision each day, multiple times per day. We control what we eat, but when what we eat re¿ects what we see in the mirror, the consequences of deceptive thinking can take over. Eating disorders, diets of all types, and weight loss surgeries have resulted. Following the, Dietary Guidelines, has become confused with images from social media and quick ¿xes to change and mold the body to what we want...although we will never fully get what we want. Weighted Wings discusses the research behind this phenomenon and includes personal insight from shared experiences. The butter¿y is not meant to have weighted wings, too heavy or too light to let a person share their beautiful soul with the world no matter what size or shape. Life will never be weightless, but our wings are better equipped to take ¿ight when we accept ourselves and love ourselves and transform that mirror's re¿ection to see ourselves with our chins up, wings spread, and feeling internal and external peace.
Megan Johnson McCullough owns Every BODY's Fit ¿tness studio in Oceanside, California. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Health and Human Performance. She is ranked 2nd and 3rd in the world in natural bodybuilding, enjoys ¿tness modeling and writing, and her mission is to help every BODY spread their wings to become the best versions of themselves. She's a woman with biceps and brains she attributes to her mother's surrounding monarch spirit. Be sure to read her previous books Biceps and Butter¿ies, An Addict's Flight, and Working Out of My Cocoon.