You’re convinced that once you lose those pesky five, ten or fifty kilos, Chris Hemsworth will land on your doorstep and the two of you will skip off into the sunset, eating Cheetos and be deliriously happy for evermore, right?
But is that really true? Does thin equal pretty?
Real women come in all shapes and sizes and every one of them is beautiful
These are real women. Short. Tall. Slim. Voluptuous. It’s all real and it’s all beautiful.
If you’ve ever eaten ice cream in your life you probably have cellulite. It’s ok. So do I.
If you’ve ever lost and gained weight a few times you probably have stretch marks. It’s ok. So do I.
Body not in perfect proportion? That’s cool. I’m the same.
The difference is I know that these features do not make me UGLY.
They make me UNIQUE.
Did you know that up to 98% of your thoughts are repetitive?
That means it’s the same stuff you thought yesterday and the day before that and the day before that.
“Why don’t I look like her?”
“I hate my thighs/booty/stomach”
“I’ll NEVER lose weight”
It just NEVER STOPS! 😱
That Voice will play hard ball with you err time.
You’ve got to separate yourself from that Voice in your head. Bust it in the chops 👊 and think something good ON PURPOSE .
The Key to reaching & loving your natural weight?
Follow this one Golden Rule…
I was never one of “those” girls who could eat what ever she wanted and not gain weight.
I only had to sniff a donut and my butt would go into expansion mode, which is why I restricted and deprived myself of foods that I love for so many years.
On the outside I’d be all calm like, “Oh no, I don’t want that last slice of cake. You go ahead and have it” but then I’d binge later because:
A) OF COURSE I WANTED THE CAKE! ARE YOU INSANE? COULDN’T YOU SEE THE PLEADING IN MY EYES??!! and…
B) Once the cake was gone, I felt deprived and so I had to make up for missing out on said cake by eating two tubs of ice cream, four waffles and a box of dry cereal.
If you want chocolate, eat it 🍫
If you want cake, eat it 🍰
Bread? 🍞 Pizza? 🍕 Pasta? 🍝
Eat. Eat. Eat *(keep reading for the golden rule)
The more you tell yourself you CAN’T have it, the more you’ll want it so here’s my golden rule:
Eat what you want, when you want it, in an amount that feels good to you and in your body.
That’s it. It’s no more complicated than that.
And remember, the only person who can change your life is you.
You’ve got what it takes.
Do you believe you’ll be happier when you’re thinner? Share your thoughts below and remember to share this post with a bestie for extra good karma and free chocolate muffins*
*subject to this not being a big lie. Which it totally is.
Big love to @projectwomankind for this week’s feature graphic