I want you to ask yourself an honest question this morning …
Imagine that you just got invited to a small gathering with some close friends.
You can’t back out and you know that there will be wine and delicious food.
You also know that you’re trying to get leaner because in the very near future … you’ll be wearing less clothes and you want to feel confident and strong.
So the question I want you to ask yourself is this …
Are you able to fully enjoy yourself, be present, and not stress or obsess over what to eat or drink?
Does the thought of this hypothetical situation put your stomach in knots? Does it increase your heart rate?
You don’t have to share your answer but you can’t lie to yourself.
Even if you want to answer “correctly,” your body still knows.
And, for the record, there is no right or wrong answer.
If you had asked me that question a few years ago, I would’ve said … hell no.
Absolutely no way I would be able to just go enjoy myself without stressing and obsessing over food, and then feeling guilty the next day.
That was my norm.
Now, I’m in a different mindset.
From food obsession to dietary freedom
I’m leaving for Charleston tonight and I will be consuming the most epic food that Charleston has to offer without an ounce of stress or guilt.
I’ll be drinking some fancy ass pink drinks with zero shame.
All the while I’m in the middle of a 6 week challenge to get my shit together.
Seems counter intuitive, right?
Until you realize that your progress can’t be won or lost in a day, weekend, or week.
However, your constant stress and obsession over food can absolutely prevent you from ever getting to where you want to be.
Your body reacts to each stressor, no matter the source.
Your metabolism is one giant stress barometer.
You can’t lie to it.
Every time you stress over what to eat, your body still registers it as stress.
It doesn’t care where the stress is coming from … it’s stress nonetheless.
And, that shit adds up.
Because you know what happens when there’s a consistent accumulation of stress on your system?
Energy preservation. Holding on to fat for dear life.
That’s not a cute phrase. I’m literally talking about a survival mechanism.
Oh, and just for good measure, I’m just going to throw out a wild guess and assume that after you indulge in some good food and drinks, you likely try to “make up” for it with lower calories and some restriction.
Which is also a stressor.
Or, maybe you try to work out even more the next week.
Also a stressor.
I’d like to invite you to a new way of thinking.
Where you don’t have to stress over food choices … where you can fully be present and indulge when the situation calls for it.
Where you don’t have to “make up” for anything because you’ve found something that’s sustainable for your lifestyle.
I’ll get back from Charleston on Wednesday and I’ll pick up where I left off.
And, I’ll still be exactly where I want to be physically at the end of this challenge and when it’s time for me to take my shirt off at the pool.
Because what I do is part of my life now.
And it’s a complete 180 from what I used to do or believe.
So, if I can make that transformation, then trust me, you can too.
It just requires a mindset shift that the old way isn’t serving you.
And, when it comes to a radical shift in your thoughts and actions towards food … it’s best not to place all of the burden on your own shoulders.
Eliminate one stressor with a personal coach
I offload all of the mental energy that it would take me to manage my own nutrition and training.
I suggest you do the same.
It’s an incredible stress reliever.
We can do that for you and all you have to do is commit.
Commit to yourself and know that you deserve better.
Commit to yourself because you know that THEY deserve better.
They … meaning your family, partner, kids, friends, everyone you care about.
You prioritizing and committing to yourself means everyone around you gets the best version of you.
And, that’s a gift that keeps on giving.
So, once again, I leave you with another opportunity.
One simple click and tell me that you’re interested in learning more about our coaching program.
I look forward to hearing from you.