Sometimes I feel like a broken record. I want so badly to reach a happy and healthy weight but go round and round about the best ways to get there.
This summer I began meeting with a nutritionist who really got me thinking about how I want to live my life long term. We talked about the goal of eating intuitively, not basing my success on the number on the scale, and the importance of resolving my disordered eating habits.
I fully embraced the importance of dealing with my unhealthy habits. I needed to deal with my emotions instead of eating them. I needed to eat in plain sight instead of sneak eating. And I needed to understand the psychology behind my binges. I never questioned anything my nutritionist said in regards to these habits because I knew she was right and I knew I wanted to change.
Learning to eat intuitively on the other hand has been really difficult. When I first read about intuitive eating I couldn’t help but think to myself, “well duh! I’ll eat when I’m hungry, stop when I’m satisfied, listen to what my body needs, and never diet again! Hooray!”. But what I’ve learned over the past 2 months is that it’s a lot harder than it seems and doesn’t always come intuitvely.
While my ultimate goal is to reach a place where I can live and eat intuitively, the road to that place is challenging. Many days I just want to go back on a diet. I want something that is more structured, something that tells me what to do, and something that results in weight loss.
I have days when I’m discouraged, days when I’m happy, days when I’m motivated, and days when I’m indifferent. I go round and round and end up here, feeling like a broken record… but then it hits me, I have all the tools I need to be successful… YOU have all the tools you need to be successful!
Stop telling yourself you don’t know how to lose weight and just live it! Stop making excuses for not working out and just live it! Stop trying to figure out what diet will work best for you, pick one (or don’t pick one) and just live it! No matter what you do or what you decide, just make a decision and live it out.
Intuitive eating does not come easy for me but I’ve just got to live it! I’ve got to stop making excuses and connect with what I really want, to be happy and healthy.
Starting today, I challenge you to just live it! Go to the gym, pack your lunch, stop eating when you’re satisfied, eat breakfast because you know you should, put down that spoon of cookie dough, go out to dinner with your friends and have no regrets, start lifting weights, stop drinking so much, take your multivitamin, drink all your water, laugh more, cry less, and just start living!
You know exactly what you’re suppose to do, you just have to do it! It may take time and it may take tweaking, but at least start doing the things you know you should be doing. When you go to the gym, acknowledge what you’re doing. When you leave that half a burger on your plate because you’re satisfied, acknowledge what you just did. When you see a victory on or off of the scale, be proud of yourself and celebrate it!
If you’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, I want to see you #JustLiveIt. Help motivate others while sharing with us all of the healthy habits you’re putting into action.
I want to be successful and I want YOU to be successful, but we’ve got to stop going round and round! Make the decision today to just live it, you’re closer to a healthier and happier lifestyle than you think!
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