Sometimes I eat lots of chocolate.
Sometimes I feel guilty for eating lots of chocolate.
Sometimes I feel guilty for eating lots of chocolate and try to figure out how much I have to run to work it off.
Then I remember how strong I am and how eating lots of chocolate will not ruin my life.
Sometimes I think about food all the time.
Sometimes my mind is so preoccupied with thoughts of food, that I think I’ve actually eaten this food.
Sometimes my mind is so preoccupied with thoughts of food that I think I’ve actually eaten this food and that my whole day is shot.
Then I remember that this is only one day.
I remember that this is only one day and one moment and that in the next moment I have the opportunity to make a healthy choice and that just because I’ve been thinking about and wanting to indulge in junk food, I don’t have to do it– that I have every opportunity to make a healthy choice.
Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling healthy and light.
Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling healthy and light and I decide to step on the scale.
Sometimes the number on the scale is not what it’s “supposed” to be and I feel bad about myself.
Then I remember that weight is just a number and not an accurate representation of me. I remember that I am much, much more than a number on a scale. I have a strong, functional, beautiful body that can do any and everything that I ask of it.
It took me a long time to get where I am today and I still have to work at it every single day.
Through hard work, healthy eating and, most importantly, being kind and forgiving to myself, I am becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be.
Yes, I do daily affirmations to remind myself how great I am and how much I can do. Yes, I still eat ice cream sometimes and chocolate most times, but I rarely feel guilt when I indulge in these sweet treats. I’m a work in progress, just as you are a work in progress.
I love working on my progress and supporting people to make their own progress.
I’ve been there.
I get it.
It’s my passion and my purpose. I’m grateful for my job and I’m eternally grateful to have the life that I have.