10 years ago, I– no joke, thought I was really healthy. I worked out everyday, and was always trying to stay on top of the next new thing in food trends (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, low carb, low calorie, high protein…you name it). Killing it, health wise, basically.
From the outside looking in, it probably looked like I had it all together. But the things you couldn’t see?
That thinking about food took over most of my life, my brain and my headspace. Either trying to execute it perfectly, or with so much GUILT and anxiety when I couldn’t.
I panicked about drinking wine (why waste the calories?), going out to eat, tailgates, happy hours, you name it. Quietly and secretly.
But honestly? I didn’t even know this was weird. It was just a normal part of my life, that voice in my head. Part of being a girl.
I had no idea what a relationship to food was. No one talked about that stuff. But hello, mine was straight up terrible and so sad. I had such little joy with food. And therefore in all situations that we’re connected to it.
Now I know that this was my biggest assignment in life. Because most women deal with this in some capacity or another: trying to figure out how to eat healthy without be crazy, and to feel great but also enjoy your LIFE. Because I know now, that you can have all of it.
But the secret? That a truly healthy life, is 95% an INTERNAL job. That most of us have never ever paid much attention to.
That healthy isn’t just your food and workouts, but your thoughts and emotions and how KIND and FULL of grace you are to yourself with all of those things.
It’s why I’m on a hot mission to not make it so weird to talk about. And teach as many women as I can about a better relationship to food, and therefore a more joyful, happy, calm and LONGTERM HEALTHY life.
In support of this with me? Share this with a woman that you love. It’s time to start and light up that #theantidietlife #simplyreallife.
I’ve got more tools for you, coming soon sister, so stay close by in the next week around here.
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