To breakfast or not to breakfast first thing in the morning? It’s all individual. Conventional wisdom is not always wise for all of us. It’s called bioindividuality. Not all diets work for everybody. It’s important to learn to listen to the needs of your own body.
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay
This video challenge has been a struggle for me, battling my perfectionism every day. The purpose is not to turn out an Oscar-worthy performance, a beautiful piece of videography. The purpose is to share my message authentically, to show up as myself every day. As the days go by, I’m winning the battle with my inner critics and the videos become easier.
If one person is helped in some way by what I have to say, I’ve done my job and I’m happy.
What you think and how you feel about what you eat actually has an effect on how your body metabolizes the food. If you’re beating yourself up about eating something delicious and calorie-laden, you are more likely to gain weight. If you’re going to eat the yummy food, just enjoy the heck out of it and move on. Your life and and your health will be better for it.
It wasn’t easy appearing on video without makeup and not fully awake, but here I am. My point is about accepting myself and my life the way it is and being happy. Happiness is much more about your attitude than it is about the circumstances of your life.
Day 2 and I’m already wondering WHY I’m doing this! It seems an insurmountable task to come up with a topic for 29 more days, not to mention the time to prepare and having to wear makeup every day. It gets easier and, you’ll find this out later, I don’t wear makeup every day.
Now that you know WHY you want to lose weight, it’s all about the choices you make. Every day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices. It’s not about being a perfect dieter, it’s having the freedom to make the best choice for yourself in any given moment, at every meal, every day.
Here I am, embarking on a 30-day video challenge – one video every day for 30 days! I’m several days in by now and delayed in posting.
I started this challenge by myself (but with support from my peeps) because I really feel passionate about getting this information out into the world. I see women who are trying to lose weight hiding out, staying home, waiting to do whatever it is they want to do until they lose weight. I get it, I used to do that, too. But life is so much richer on this size of your comfort zone, and weight loss so much easier when your life is full and you’re happy.
As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps women who struggle with emotional eating, I want to share my story and tell you what WORKS. I want to help you get, and stay, healthy and happy. So, I’m taking my own medicine, stepping out of my comfort zone, and sharing my message on video.
It’s been an interesting journey so far. I’ll post every day and let you know how it’s going.