Please stop putting yourself last. I hope this blog comes across as authentically as it’s written and from a place of love but I need to ask you: when are you going to admit that the things that got you to a place where you feel like you need to make a change largely center around you, not prioritizing you. That’s it.
I’ve been there. Self loathing was my middle name or maybe it was my whole name, I don’t know and it doesn’t matter, I’m not that person anymore and while that’s great for me, it’s EVEN BETTER for my family. They have always responded to my energy, and they have noticed a massive difference in me since I’ve taken back control of my food and my emotions. Everyone wins. I feel great. I treat them with endless love and respect. They are happy. I guess the saying is true: Happy Wife, Happy Life. I wish it didn’t center around me, but it does. So it was my responsibility to initiate change and let them know what I needed for support.
COVID has affected everyone in one way, shape or form, and it may be to blame for your current scenario or it could be you’ve been heading in the opposite direction for quite some time. Either way, it’s up to you to put your foot down and command that THIS ENDS TODAY.
Food does have a way of activating the pleasure centers in our brains for minutes, not weeks. But it’s a short term, temporary solution for a long term problem. The problem lies within our ability to see ourselves for the choices we make and reclaim control of our choices and our relationship with food.
It can be challenging, but I promise, promise, PROMISE you it is worth it. Put the work it now and watch who you become. Look back on your current self with compassion. Love who he or she was, and all they did despite their challenges. Some days showing up is the only win we can claim. The longer the journey, the richer the rewards. You will be rich in self love by the time I get through with you!
When we change our relationship with food, literally everything changes. We feel better. We look better. We SOUND better. We treat better. We laugh more authentically. We are more present. We are now. We are awesome. The hardest step by far in this journey is declaring YES to YOU. The rest is easy. When you make that declaration, you give it life. And what waters, grows.
The last thing is timing. Listen, there is no good time to start a lifestyle change like the one I coach my clients on. This type of change means we may need to limit certain indulgences. For the record, I do not believe in total elimination of anything unless you are allergic to it, but the days of going hog wild and expecting your body not to notice, are gone. COVID took your 2020, are you going to give it your 2021 too? You’ve got this, and I would love nothing more than to walk alongside you on this journey. As always, let me know how I can help and Happy Holidays!