Wow. I usually don’t post two days in a row, but I just had to send this out. This morning, one of the women in my Intuitive Eating Challenge Facebook group wrote the message that you see below.
When I first read this, my heart sank. I actually felt like crying.
But then my heart was filled with so much pride, compassion and hope for her. As I read this woman’s reflections, it brought me right back to where I was in the middle of my weight loss struggle. I relate to every single word that she says here.
I want you to take a second to read this and please let me know if you relate.
“Yesterday was hard for me. I started the day feeling upbeat, positive, and like the world was going to turn its attention toward me and open new doors. However, the more I focused on what I wanted in life, the more empty my present life felt.
And, then I was ANGRY at myself…had my strict focus on independence, self-improvement, my tendency towards perfectionism, my obsession with healthy eating and exercise, my social anxiety, and my lack of self-esteem, led me to this life of “deficiency” and “isolation”?
“Perfect” food + “perfect” exercise = no husband, no family of my own, a limited number of friends beyond family to rely on, a career progression that has zigzagged all over the place with limited forward progression, no clear vision for what I want in my future, and the absence of many other things that are meaningful to me.
I have been like a scared little girl, HIDDEN in the corner, avoiding life.
I apologize for this sob story. I know I am being hard on myself and I do not seek pity. I guess the unintended consequence of learning how to be an intuitive eater is realizing how much of your life has been already sucked away by feelings of lack and uncertainty, manifesting in an obsession/addiction to under/over eat and control food.
I am sad and mad, but also glad. I could continue to live the rest of my days just getting by, but I can now choose to take back ownership over my life…to build in the things that fulfill me…. to celebrate life and to really thrive! I get another chance to dream and to dream BIG. I will make an exceptional life for myself, full of wonderment and joy.
I can’t change the past, but I can darn well choose my course from here and I choose to live BIG and BOLDLY.”
I mean, how beautiful is this? Do you relate to this? That feeling that your relationship with food has taken over and is holding you back in your life? Do you have the yearning to live bigger and bolder?
THIS is why I do what I do. I deeply care about helping women regain their lives and learn to curate a life that makes them truly and deeply happy.
If you feel like this woman, and this tugs at your heart, then I strongly suggest you check out my 21 Day Intuitive Eating Challenge that she is currently going through along with so many other women. We are all regaining our lives together and working through this side by side. I’d love to have you join. And if you join today, you get a special discount that I am offering to help celebrate the launch of my new website. Enter LAUNCHPARTY at checkout to receive over 20% off the Challenge.
As the above reflection from this beautiful woman shows, the results you will get from doing the Intuitive Eating Challenge are unquantifiable.
With so much love,
Can you relate to this?? In the comments below, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!