Stop Eating Sh*t You Hate Just To Get Skinny
Have you ever decided to lose weight and before the email was received by the decision making inbox of your mind, you found yourself scurrying to the nearest Starbucks with coffee and donut(s) in hand?
You’re not alone. Each Monday I joined millions of women around the globe as we rise to the challenge of a “fresh start”. I would throw on some fabulous active wear (specially purchased for said ‘fresh start’), whip up a dry, crap-tasting egg white omelette and churn out a quick yoga session before an early morning run.
Fifteen minutes and pulled hamstring later, I limped back indoors and stared at the the now rubbery omelette with disappointed eyes. You guessed it, it’s decision time. Shrivelled omelette or McMuffin to go? Latte or green smoothie? What will it be?
As I headed into the office with donut crumbs still on my chin I couldn’t help but wonder… where did my “will power” go? And more importantly, how could I get it back?
Here’s two surefire ways to resurrect your motivational mojo so you can put the crap-tasting egg white omelette industry out of business.
1. Stop Eating Sh*t You Hate Just To Get Skinny
Allow me to give you the heads up, sister… the diet industry is NOT your friend. In fact, their not even a frenemy. In short, they couldn’t give a rat’s booty about you or your suffering.
They don’t care that you cry yourself to sleep at night because you binged for the fourth time this week. They don’t care that you fantasise about food. Dream about food. Spend all day thinking about food and simultaneously, how you can stop yourself from eating it. They don’t care about any of that. What they DO care about is luring you into another diet system that is broken. Or more accurately, a diet system that never worked to start with.
Stop eating sh*t you hate just to get skinny. It’s the quickest route to Binge Town, time and time again. If you’re carrying some extra weight and you want to lose it, it does not need to be a calorie/carb counting circus. I overcame emotional eating and lost over 20 kilos without brain surgery, hypnosis or that pin-pricking thing they do. They key is to make is as simple as possible.
Those meal replacement shakes that are collecting dust in your kitchen cupboard? Ditch them, sister! I’ve never met a meal replacement shake yet that actually works. Decide that you can trust your body to know WHAT it wants to eat, WHEN it wants to eat it, and HOW MUCH it wants to eat. Restricting your food choices feels horrible because it is horrible. And I know you want to lose weight. I get it. I’d like to shave a few pounds off my thighs too. But eventually you just have to decide whether you want to commit to a life of struggle or simply stop the battle and trust that whether you actually ever lose a kilo or not, you are still a pretty hot piece of ass.
2. Don’t Be Delusional
Listen, I’m all for following your dreams. But you can only follow them if they are, in fact, YOUR dreams. Not someone else’s.
This is your life, your body and your opportunity … so what do YOU want it to be about? Sadly, results don’t fall out the sky and clunk you on the head. You’re going to have to DO THA WERK and you’re going to have to do it every.single.day.
Here’s an example of achievable dreams…
Achievable Dream 1
Making it through an entire day without bingeing on TimTams, Maccas or other sweet, salty, snacky things.
Achievable Dream 2
Making food choices that will help you move towards a body you can finally feel comfortable in.
And here’s an example of bullsh*t dreams…
Bullsh*t Dream 1
Eat (or not eat) whatever it takes to ‘get skinny’ so you can look like an Instagram model and be happy and have no cellulite and perky boobs and a hot looking guy.
Bullsh*t Dream 2
Believing that the above is actually a thing.
Look, we all start somewhere and I get that this is your dream. But as long as you think that skinny = happy, it’s going to remain just that. A dream. Isn’t it about time you tapped into your potential?
YOU must become the most important person in your world. Not in an “I’m better than you” kind of way, but in an “if I don’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of anyone else” kind of way. Treat your body with kindness. Does it really want to eat fourteen bags of potato chips for dinner gracefully washed down with a litre of diet red wine or Pepsi (or both?!)
Then why the resistance to saying “no” to yourself? What do you believe the real cost is of moving forward?
Your mind can be a sneaky little biatch. It will always gravitate towards instant gratification. DECIDE that you are worth more than you ever believed possible, start making choices to support your decision, and of course, if you need a little help… you know what to do.
Now, I’d loooove to hear from you! What’s your greatest challenge when it comes to keeping up your momentum? Is it food? Time? People, places, things? Join the conversation below and remember, people come here for inspiration and direction, so let’s support each other!
Oodles of chocolate coated love!
Psssst… No one likes to party alone! Forward this post to an equally spectacular woman and let’s empower each other together!