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Invest In Being the Best Form of You
We start worrying about how we are going to fit into our summer clothes so we start looking for the latest fad diet and start searching for those "fast acting" miracle workouts. You know the ones I'm talking about, "Just 7 minutes a day/3 times a week and you too can look like this." Do we still really believe that? Obviously, many of us do because the commercials are everywhere. We are constantly looking for the fastest and easiest way to "fix" things and aren't willing to put in the work.
Maybe, your in the place that I was in. You are finally tired of being sick and tired. No worries, this is what I considered to be my "rock bottom" and it finally gave me the push I need to change. I finally realized that I needed to change my ways of thinking, eating and finally start caring and investing in myself because if I didn't do it who would. We are our biggest critic and our worst enemy. No one judges us more than ourselves.
We as a society have gotten into a habit of judging each other and making each other feel like they are less of a person because of what size they are, what they're wearing, how their hair looks,etc.... You see these shows on TV like, Who wore it better, the Bachelor, all the gossip shows and the list could go on. Why do we feel we need to judge each other? Why do women feel like we need to tear each other down? Why can't we just support each other, love ourselves and not worry about what others think. Why do we feel the need to go in debt so we can have the latest fashion or show off the latest designer bag or shoes? Why can't we just be confident in ourselves and with ourselves?
Maybe it comes with age or experience or maybe you just get to a point in your life where you are tired of being sick and tired. I can tell you from my own experience that I think it was a combination. I was in this vicious cycle of worrying about getting the next bag, those designer shoes, always being unhappy with how I looked and never being the size that I wanted. Until one day it finally clicked for me. I was so stressed out because I was working my butt off only to pay the credit card balance and never having anything left over, constantly looking for the next best diet pill, diet, or weight-loss item to make me look "good" or make my weight-loss happen quicker. I was so worried about my appearance and what people thought of me that I stopped caring about myself. Yeah, I had the nice clothes, shoes, bags, ect but I wasn't happy. It was then that I realized what I needed to do.
I finally got to a point that I tuned everyone out and stopped worrying what people thought about me. I started focusing on what made me happy. With that one little change everything fell in place.
Here is what I did:
I started focusing on me and loving me for who I really was
I stopped my stress eating
I took out the sugar from my diet
I started to eat as clean as I possibly could
I stopped worrying what everyone thought of me (people didn't even notice I didn't have the latest fads)
I started working out on a regular basis by going to the gym. I made it my time where I released the stress of the day.
Most importantly, I got the toxic people out of my life and put people in my life who really cared and loved me for me!