Food is sooooooooooooo GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! Especially the fried kind…the high-carb kind…the kind you eat for dessert… nom nom nom…ALL OF IT! Most of our lives revolve around food or thoughts about food. The thoughts about what we are going to eat, what we SHOULD eat, what we SHOULDN’T eat, the guilt about what we ARE eating that we SHOULDN’T be eating. It’s such an obsession. It’s exhausting.
Recently, as I was beating myself up (AGAIN) for gaining weight (AGAIN) over the past few months, I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever really eaten according to my long term goals. I juice for days to lose weight quick and then I binge. I go on cleanses and then I binge. I guess I just don’t have a middle ground. In any case, everything that I’ve been doing is counterproductive…kind of explains why I have yet to reach my fitness goals and stay there, or why my weight fluctuates so much.
The truth is, if it were that easy the weight loss and fitness industry wouldn’t be making billions of dollars off us! Because, well, it’s not easy. It takes commitment, consistency, and will power. It takes saying no to that cupcake, when you reaaaaally want to stuff it in your mouth. It takes making the choices that ARE in alignment with your fitness and weight goals, moment to moment, day after day. And, no, that’s not easy, especially when everyone around you isn’t on board, and when food seems to have such control over us. It takes telling all that food that, no, it does NOT have control over you.
Food should nourish, rebuild, energize, give life…not take it by controlling your every thought. I don’t really know where I’m going with all this… except that it’s time to regain control and not be at the mercy of sweet, salty, fried, and savory. CONTROL ME NOT, food…CONTROL. ME. NOT!