I often think about why it's so easy to focus on what we don't have, than appreciating what we have. Then it hit me this morning - we see what is in front of us, but in order to see ourselves, we have to look at a mirror.
Have you watched the video where a person describes themselves to a forensic artist, and when strangers described them, the later is always more attractive than how the person sees themselves?
I am a NZ size 14, in my teenage years I was a 10 or 12, and as I've gotten older I stopped stressing about my number, but how clothes fit my body and how it made me feel. I didn't see the use of holding on to a pair of size 10 jeans I bought on sale two years ago, "hoping" I will one day fit into them again.
The food I have been fueling my body hasn't been the best, so I am now addressing that. Not because I want to be a size 10 again, but what I eat affects my mood, and my mood affects what I eat and how I feel about my body. A negative cycle, which I can change if I address why it is that I'm choosing to fuel my body with bad food. Everything in moderation!
Here's ONE thing I am going to try to help change my attitude with food. I will be telling myself this every day, and challenge myself to limit sugar rich food (processed sugar). Treats are ok, don't guilt yourself
Give it a try and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
- My body has done amazing things, and it by looking after it, it will do more awesome things.
- Food is NOT MY ENEMY.
- Nutritious food help fuel my body to keep up with my lifestyle.
- What I eat is MY CHOICE.
Give it a try, every day for one week. I will too, and will post an update next week.
Much love and hugs
P.S. As I finished writing this blog, I just finished a bottle of chocolate Wave. So I am committing to 50 squats today. Instead of feeling guilty about that choice, I will move on and make better choices at lunch!