are you trying to FORCE your body to change, so you can finally love it?
it doesn’t work like that :/ think about it...
If you want your kids to clean their room
your partner to do the dishes
your friend to drive you to the airport
does it work in your favor when you YELL at them to do it, or when you ask with kindness?
Your body. Your health. You relationship with food.
It’s all the same.
⚡️We think PUNISHING ourselves at the gym = a healthy body.
⚡️That DEPRIVING ourselves from our favorite foods = eating healthy.
⚡️That FORCING our body to heal, will get it there faster.
Your body doesn’t want you to yell at it. To hate it. To restrict it. To tell it it’s wrong. Or that it’s not losing weight/eating better/changing/improving/healing fast enough.
It wants you to show it some COMPASSION. Actually, it’s begging you to.
⚡️So instead of a diet, and cutting foods OUT what if you focused on adding IN a few things (like dark leafy greens, colorful fruits, some fatty fish for omega 3’s, some beauty fats like avocado - what you LIKE & makes you feel good)
⚡️Instead of more & harder workouts what if you went for a walk, or did a yoga class on YouTube & let your system CHILL
⚡️what if instead of comparing yourself to what you USED to look like, or used to weigh, what if you acknowledged you’re a different person now, who’s been through a lot, & you don’t have to get back there to be whole or happy
⚡️what if instead of trying to be PERFECT, you let yourself mess up sometimes & practice forgiveness (cause it’s a superpower 🦸♀️)
If you’re suffering. It’s not the way. The dieting, the depriving, the tracking, the weighing, the obsessing, the always trying to be GOOD - you know that doesn’t work, cause it ISN’T working. Your body will fight back. Promise me, I lived it. You don’t have to do it that way.
Thoughts? Let’s chat below. ✨ - 2 hours ago