I have NEVER been skinny, but I’ve never really been healthy either. I didn’t understand my relationship with food and truly how it affected my weight. I know what you are thinking…Use more calories than you eat…right? But it isn’t always that simple. I have failed many times in this journey to be happy with the body that I have, and honestly, I still fail at it! It has NOT been easy! That scale is one of my worst enemies some weeks, and learning and valuing that I am more than just a number on that scale, has been absolutely freeing! Taking the time to educate myself on what good food and nutrition is, has changed me into someone I’d never thought I’d be.
You see, changing the way you eat isn’t easy and isn’t as black and white as some people who don’t struggle with food make it out to be. Any of you out there who have tried to change their eating habits, know exactly what I’m talking about. We all are raised a certain way, grow up with certain foods, and many celebrated life events happen around food. When you tell your friends and family that you can’t have some amazing dish that they know you love, they unknowingly sabotage you by saying something like, “it’s ok to just have a little bit…right? I mean it is your favorite!” Many times you give in and justify that little bit, which why not? It’s just a couple bites, it can’t really hurt! But what difficult thing I have learned about myself is…the justification in that moment, leads to another one the next meal, and another the next day. Soon I realize that I have drastically veered from the eating plan that I was completely committed to before going to that family event! Can anyone else relate?
Here’s the good news…it just takes practice! Now that I have been committed for some time now, I get less flack for bringing my own food and sticking to my plan. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still difficult, and I still struggle with wanting to eat what everyone else is eating. But now, I’m able to remember how those foods make my body feel awful, and in turn how awesome my body feels when I put REAL food in it! You know that saying, “It doesn’t get easier, you just get better.” That can completely apply throughout many struggles in your life! That’s not only my mindset with food, but with exercise. It isn’t getting easier, I am getting stronger!
One of my favorite little secrets that get me through what used to be my afternoon snack is Young Living’s Slique Tea. I just brew a cup of that at about 3pm on the days I need to tide myself over to dinner, and it does wonders for me! Plus it has vital essential oils that assist in detox of my body, and we all need help detoxing the yucky stuff out of our bodies!
I’m still on the journey to truly be happy with my size. I’m still losing weight, gaining muscle, and shaping this body God gave me. It’s a journey that has taken me YEARS to get through. I hope that I can be a support to you on your journey to be a healthier version of you!
Contact me and I’ll help you with your plan and share more with you on how I do what I do.