I often go through an outer body experience when I am sitting on the couch, watching netflix, with some sort of carby food in one hand, and some sort of sugary drink in the other. I mask this thought with “I deserve this” or “today was so crappy, I need to relax and unwind”. When in reality, this doesn’t help you at all! You fall asleep later because you never let your brain process the day, and your stomach is full of items way to close to bedtime. Than you wake up feeling gross, saying you’ll do better this time, only to shove some leftover m&m’s in your mouth during your morning coffee because you were trying to intermittent fast. Anyone else? I feel like I am not the only one.
When we shove garbage in daily (food, movies, content on phones, sitting with bad postures, losing confidence cause the sweatpants come on ASAP after the day) we will feel like Garbage daily. Sure we can indulge every so often, but what does every so often mean to you?
I remember talking with my husband about special occasions, and when we were trying to figure how often we could have a certain item, and than we were like yeah on special occasions. Well there is literally a special occasion every week, let alone bi-weekly at least. We crave short term rewards, but don’t realize how much it affects us long term.
What is your health worth to you? Are you where you ideally want to be? I am not saying size 2, eat like a rabbit, and work out 3 hours a day. My Ideal is honestly 20 lbs away, and more toned for sure (I don’t know how to measure muscle mass lol). I also want to stop craving sugar! So I am constantly buying smart sweets and berries, trying my hardest not to cave into milk chocolate and swedish berries. Because the other aspect is, DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD! ( I won’t get into this, because its a whole other blog post for sure).
So here is my goal for you (and me).
- If you are struggling to discover the best you, you can be, SEEK HELP! You are important, you are worth being healthy, happy, and confident you. I know this costs money, but maybe you should look at where your money is going and shift it. I noticed for myself, when i asked my significant other it was a huge game changer in our marriage. He shared with me in a kind way that he wanted better things for me and it worked! I am motivated, I still make mistakes, but I am seeking help through naturopath and continually learning more about my body and what it needs to thrive.
- Write down in one day what you eat, when you eat, what you watch, what you do, how you respond to people around you, who you spend time with. Than look at it later and think, is it something you want to be? Are your decisions smart for you? Then check your phone settings on usage, you can see how much time you spend on different apps, and hours you spend and when you spend time on it. Are you happy with this?
- Your body changes as you age. THIS WAS A HARD ONE FOR ME, in highschool, i would think about a muscle, or weight and it would happen overnight. Or I was in better shape because my lifestyle was sports and activities. So when I had my second child, my body shifted its needs, how it reacted to certain foods, and I even had to realize that exercising doesn’t always work if your body isn’t ready for it. So be sure to learn your body.
- If you have any questions, or want to talk to someone I am here! I would love to chat with you about healthy living and the journey to a garbage-less lifestyle. I am nowhere near perfect, but i am learning and would love to share my findings.
How are you feeling? Let us know!
Feather & Mane
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