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Body Positivity…

Becoming ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ is incredibly trendy right now, but I want to assure you that itโ€™s totally normal to not always feel positive about your body. โฃ
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๐ˆ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ: โฃ
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๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ.
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๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด. โฃ
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๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐Ÿน ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ. โฃ
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My point is youโ€™re not always going to feel your best. โฃ
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No matter how strict your nutrition is. โฃ
No matter how much or how little progress youโ€™re making. โฃ
No matter how much โ€˜๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆโ€™ you possess. โฃ
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Your mind is a very powerful thing. โฃ
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Itโ€™s incredibly normal toโ€ฆโฃ
not always feel great. โฃ
not always see your body accurately. โฃ
experience moments of happiness, sadness, disappointment, and frustration. โฃ
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๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ… ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ. โฃ
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Recognize that they arenโ€™t always accurate depictions of whatโ€™s going on, choose to stay consistent and positive despite them, and not immediately react, restrict, or make changes. โฃ
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Remember that the process of shifting to a more positive body image ๐€๐‹๐’๐Ž includes thinking of your body ๐‹๐„๐’๐’ and not taking action or giving power to the negative thoughts that may appear.โฃ
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Because quite honestly, the way you look is likely the least interesting thing about you. โฃ
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To the people who love and care about you, the way you look is irrelevant. โฃ
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Learn to value yourself for who you are, and not how you look. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž <๐Ÿ‘ โฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜“๐˜–๐˜๐˜Œ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ?
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Are you snacking too much?

S๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ? โฃ
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First off, understand itโ€™s totally normal and something we all struggle with from time to time, but I do want to encourage you to ask yourself the following questions: โฃ
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๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ (๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ, ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜คโ€ฆ)? โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ? โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜น๐˜บ๐˜ป ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ? โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด? โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด? โฃ
๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜–๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ? โฃ
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Once you can get clear on these questions, you can create a strategy from there. โฃ
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I usually recommend giving yourself a 10 minute pause between you and the food. โฃ
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Go do something and likely if youโ€™re not actually hungry the craving to snack will pass. โฃ
If you are genuinely hungry, over those 10 minutes your hunger will build. โฃ
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Itโ€™s not a perfect science but these are some simple tools you can start putting in place to help break your snack habit. โฃ
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Remember that emotional and boredom eating is a very normal behavior, but if itโ€™s steering you away from feeling your best, or taking your focus away from the root of the issue, letโ€™s start addressing it. โฃ
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๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ? ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ? โฃ

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If you’re struggling, this may be what you need…

Tell me if this sounds familiarโ€ฆ โฃโฃ
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๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ. โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต. โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต. โฃโฃ
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But you canโ€™t seem to stop. โฃโฃ
You feel stuck. โฃโฃ
Youโ€™re avoiding the scale, your energy is low, and you know you need a change. โฃโฃ
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What is one of the best things you can do? โฃโฃ
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๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐‚๐€๐‹๐„. โฃโฃ
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Hear me out, I used to be terrified of the scale too, but in fact, weighing myself daily, has actually been a huge key to making & sustaining progress on my journey. โฃโฃ
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In fact, one true sign my nutrition & mindset is not in the right place is when I find myself avoiding the scale. โฃโฃ
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When you avoid that number, not only do you build up anxiety about stepping on it, but in contrast, stepping on the scale can be a huge reality check to get back at it. โฃโฃ
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One of the common trends among people who weigh in consistently is that they tend to maintain a healthier body weight. โฃโฃ
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๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ? By weighing in daily you are given immediate accountability to whether you are treating your body in the best way possible. โฃโฃ
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Versus avoiding the reality of the actions youโ€™re taking on a consistent basis. โฃโฃ
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Beyond that, the more you consistently weigh yourself, the less anxiety you’ll build up over that habit and the more you’ll understand normal day to day fluctuations, instead of having an emotional reaction leading to crazy actions based on that number. โฃโฃ
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So here is your friendly nudge to rip off the band aid, step on the scale, and get to feeling your best self, whatever that looks like for you. โฃโฃ
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And P.S. that doesn’t have to be tied to a specific number ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต that initial number should be a pretty good indication of whether you are moving closer to or further away from your goals. โฃโฃ
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๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต. โฃโฃ๐Ÿ˜˜

P.S.ย Over on my Instagram I shared some examples of weight fluctuations and why weighing in more frequently can be beneficial. Check that out here.ย  ย IMG_6797

The Secret to Success…

ย ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐จ, ๐Š๐ž๐ญ๐จ, (๐ˆ๐๐’๐„๐‘๐“ ๐…๐€๐ƒ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐„๐“ ๐‡๐„๐‘๐„), ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐. โฃ

6 years ago to the date I put up a post about how I had been struggling a bit and resorted back to some old ways. โฃ

I decided to go paleo with the hopes of losing some extra weight and taking back โ€˜๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญโ€™ of my eating. โฃ

It ended with a failure on day one and a spoonful of peanut butter. I shared this because I wanted to be transparent and open about the fact that I still had struggles too. โฃ

What I wish I had learned sooner was that by putting foods off limits I wasnโ€™t taking back any control. ๐˜๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. โฃ

I was taking away trust and belief in myself, and expecting my crazy food rules to somehow stick this one time for good. โฃ

Eventually what I learned worked best for me (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ) was actually allowing myself to have all the things. โฃ

โฃ๐๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ. โฃ

๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐Ÿบ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜”&๐˜”โ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด? โฃ

I focused on creating (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ) an environment that would set me up for success. โฃ

This meant filling my house with easy, filling, convenient & healthy options that I actually enjoyed. โฃ

Some foods I had to get out of the house temporarily. They werenโ€™t off limits and if I wanted them I certainly could have them in moderation, but I would have to go out and buy a single serving or enjoy them out and about. โฃ

Other foods, I slowly started to incorporate daily in a controlled amount. Once they were no longer โ€˜off limitsโ€™ and I was enjoying them every day, I found I actually didnโ€™t crave them quite as much as I thought, and slowly started to gain more control around those once deemed โ€˜๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅโ€™ foods. โฃ

Set your environment up for success. โฃ

Be realistic about your habits and behaviors around certain foods and understand that they may take some time to change. โฃ

Be patient with yourself in the process. โฃ

I promise, if you focus on those three things and stop looking for the magical diet or quick fix that is finally going to stick, you will see success with time. โฃโฃ

Focus on taking ๐€๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐. โฃ

โฃ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. โฃ

Now letโ€™s take that action. What is one way you can change your ๐„๐๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐Ž๐๐Œ๐„๐๐“ to better set yourself up for success? โฃ

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To the girl whoโ€™s starting or restarting her fitness journey…

Youโ€™re going to have bad days.
Youโ€™re going to struggle.
Youโ€™re going to feel insecure.
Youโ€™re going to miss workouts.
Youโ€™re going to feel weak, and slow, and unsure.
Youโ€™re going to feel uncomfortable.
Youโ€™re going to want to give up.
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But what counts is you continue to try. โฃ
You work hard to shift your mindset. โฃ
You listen a little bit less to the self defeating voices. โฃ
May you forever be a work in progress towards improving yourself a little more. โฃ
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Sincerely, โฃ
A girl who is ๐…๐Ž๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘ a work in progress on her journey. โฃ

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P.S. Pictured is my very first gym photo to a most recent photo. They are about 6 years apart. Progress takes TIME