I decided when I began this blog that I was always going to keep it real.
As a Holistic Health Coach with decades of experience as a personal fitness trainer & nutrition guru, I could pump this site full of recipes, tips & tricks, or "successful ways to lose weight.
But, I'm not going to do any of that because I know if I do, I will be doing you a disservice. Emotional eating can not be fixed with the latest fad diet.
Period. End of Story.
It took me years to admit this to myself and that's why I share my story so openly. I want to admit my mistakes and then you can decide if what I have to share will make sense for you too.
For decades I was in denial. I was "preaching" one thing (health & nutrition), and then doing another (hiding, sneaking, lying, & binging).
It feels really weird to pretend to be someone you know that you are not. I mean, I wanted to be this "great" person, but I just didn't feel it on the inside.
I used food as a self-punishment. I just couldn't stop myself from eating at times. It felt as though I was possessed; like there was a speeding freight train inside of me.
I didn't know how to make it stop.
Honestly, I didn't even know what "IT" was.
I've since learned that this is a protection that helped me stay stuck.
I was in denial. I just didn't know what to do about it.
"We are used to saying "uncover the truth" which actually will make the truth scary. The truth is "uncover the denial" the freedom is in the truth." ~Unknown Author
This is where paying attention to your emotional energy is crucial. Perspective is everything.
This is one of my favorite quotes and you are welcome to write it down:
"Happiness is a choice you make and a skill you develop. The mind is just as malleable as the body. We spend so much time and effort trying to change the external world, other people, and our own bodies, all while accepting ourselves the way that we were programmed in our youths. We accept the voice that talks to us in our heads all the time as the source of all truth. But all of it is malleable, every day is new, and memory and identity are burdens from the past that prevent us from living freely in the present."
~Matt Ridley from the Book Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferris~
Today I want to encourage you to open your eyes just a bit wider so that you can see a different view. Talk softly to yourself as you would someone you love and care about, know that this is just a season and that chances are, everything's going to be ok.
Spend your emotional energy wisely and accept that you have the freedom to choose what you want to think. Convince yourself that while change can be challenging, you are worth more than easy.
With Abundant Love & Positive Energy,