Alright my friends, let’s get REALLY real today. Let’s get behind some REAL change. Let’s put down our excuses and start “owning our shit”, as I love to say. 😊
And I like to use that word, not as a shock factor (that is SO not what I am about) but because we have SO much messy, gross, unattractive STUFF that we just want to hide. We want to sweep it under the rug and forget about. But eventually, like shit…it can’t be ignored. It starts to smell and guess what, you have to do something about it!
Have you ever said to yourself or perhaps others, “I will start tomorrow” OR started a diet one day and ate something that is not “on plan” and “ruined your progress”?
Had a “cheat weekend” or “cheat day” to reward yourself for staying on your diet? Or you woke up, stepped on the scale and didn’t see any progress, so you say “screw it” and just ate what you wanted to that day. The WHOLE day.
I was a professional dieter for MANY years of my life. I tried EVERY diet under the sun, or so it felt. And I was also, never able to stick to any one diet long term. Yes, there were diets that I did where I lost weight doing them, and that happened many times over BUT the key word “lasting” never applied.read more
This is something that used to confuse the hell out of me. Every diet book would have a different message. A different study to prove THIS IS THE WAY, and of course, every friend had something different that worked or works for them. AND every nutritionist you see, has different advice to send you out the door with. But how do you know what is right?read more
You may have heard me talk about diet culture, shared my view on it briefly perhaps but today, let’s talk about it more.read more
Maybe you don’t know what I mean by, a “relationship” with food. Or, what I mean when I say a “relationship” with your body. Maybe, you don’t understand that you even NEED one, and so you can’t even grasp this concept. If this is you, it’s ok. I get you. There is nothing wrong with being in this space mentally, right now.
If you would have asked me this or told me this years ago, I would have looked at your weird.
You probably wouldn’t expect to hear me talk about dieting, that D word I hate to use so much, in a positive light. But it’s important to understand, that the things we struggle with most, are there to teach us something. And although my years of dieting never worked out the way I thought, my lessons have been SO so so so good.read more
What is “overwhelm” anyway? You might hear people saying they feel “overwhelmed” or maybe even say, life is “overwhelming”. By definition, overwhelm is “giving too much of a thing to someone”, “to overpower in thought or feeling”, “to be too much to deal with”, or “causing someone to feel sudden strong emotion”.
It’s a feeling that I have
I use this word a lot and of course I know what it means but really do you? So many people use the same words but to each person using it, it can mean something WAY different. It all depends on their own life experiences.read more
When I was younger, I thought I could have, see or do anything. I held such high beliefs for myself and for my future. I had big dreams and big goals and really never ever questioned myself about whether they would happen or not.
I had no reason to, I believed. I believed anything was possible and that I had my entire life ahead of me to make it happen.
What happens when you stop focusing on weight loss…read more
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