Nothing is off limits for me! I eat what I want to eat. But it hasn’t always been that way.
I’ve tried the whole "give up wine" for 30 days. (Failed)
I’ve tried giving up chocolate. (I love chocolate)
I’ve tried giving up my moms deserts. (Never again lol)
I’ve tried juice cleanses. (Omg. No)
I’ve tried keto. (Carbs please)
I’ve tried South Beach Diet (Is that even around still?)
I’ve tried counting every morsel I put in my body. (Exhausting)
You name it, I’ve done it. Because I use to have a really bad relationship with food. And really poor self image. I was so desperate for something to “fix it.”
One time I even ended up in the hospital during high school basketball season. Some teammates and I thought it would be a good idea to only eat fruit for 3 days. You know, to “cleanse.” A 100 pound, 14 year old, running 3 hours a days…probably not a good idea.
In college, my weight fluctuated a lot. Even as a divison 1 athlete, I couldn’t seem to avoid the Freshman 15. I would binge. And I was so confused how I could be working out SOOOOO much and still gain weight. Okay, maybe I drank a few too many busch lights too. #cougs
In my early 20’s though, I competed in a fitness competition. Yes, the ones where you walk on stage in a tiny bikini and have people judge how lean you are. I had a six pack for like 24 hours and then I gained about 20 pounds in 4 weeks.
I was just sick and tired of trying the next “diet.” I was sick of not loving my body. I was sick of feeling bound.
I first decided to stop weighing myself. (Freedom)
I then decided I was going to get educated about nutrition. (Power)
I decided I would start focusing on how I felt as opposed to how I looked. (Energy!)
I decided I would stop tormenting myself by putting certain foods off limits. (No more all or nothing mentality)
I decided to learn the root of my anxiety, my fears, and my insecurities. (Because #realfreedom)
I decided to start. I decided to DECIDE! It was a journey to get here. It didn’t happen overnight. It took years. But I knew there was something better for me. A lifestyle that allows me to be fit & healthy but not consumed by food & exercise.
What do you need to decide?
Take the steps. It’s not instant. But it’s worth it.