I’ve been sitting on this post for a few weeks. After I wrote it in a flurry of emotion, I felt uncomfortable sharing it with the world. Then this morning I realized that I want to share it with you, not the world. Because you might be the one person it resonates with. So here goes.
It has taken me a long time to say this: I have a good relationship with food.
Except when I don’t.
The most important rule I hold myself to is being authentic and transparent with you. I stepped on the scale today (my first mistake) and it was a little high. And even though I want you to see food as nourishment and fuel for a full active life, I still struggle with my own food relationship.
So though I would be more comfortable keeping to myself and letting you assume I’m a perfect health guru, the truth is that that I am only human just like you. I have days when I’m on top of the world and I thank my lucky stars that I turned my frumpy, low confidence life around, lost 40 lbs and learned that NOTHING is impossible.
Then I have days when I resent only getting to eat 1600 calories of pure clean foods when the skinny mini next to me is eating pancakes with syrup. Some days, I too feel like I’m always struggling with the scale.
But you know what happens? The next day comes, and I’m on top of the world again. So I have a phrase for you to think about today.
How you feel is not who you are.
Get it? Let me break it down for ya.
What I mean is don’t let your self-limiting beliefs become your identity. Anything really is possible even if you don’t feel it at the moment.
I thought being round and dumpy was written in my genetic code. I resented the pants off people who looked like I do now.
But, what I discovered is that I really do have control over my life. And so do you.
Try this: next time you are down on yourself, disengage and go do something else. Go read a book, throw yourself into a project, or just go to bed. I promise you, when you wake up the next morning the sun will be shining and it will be a brand new day.
Everything is simpler than you think.
Now go get ’em.