It's time to finally know yourself, and love yourself.
ENDLESS DIETS, JEANS THAT WON'T ZIP, LATE NIGHT BINGES AND constant disappointment.
You want to feel pretty.
You want to find your purpose.
You are curious about the power of plant-based foods, natural remedies and self-care.
You want to live a healthier, more aligned life without sacrificing your relationships or your career.
You are SICK OF FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER YOUR BODY, and your life.
You want to know yourself, but you haven’t taken the time to get to know yourself.
Okay, here's a secret.
It’s not about losing five pounds by the summer.
Short term weight-loss does not equal long term happiness: Happiness comes from within.
So why is it so hard?
You want to love your body, but in reality, you don’t treat it with love.
You’ve tried all the diet programs, the facebook groups, the weigh ins, cleanses, calorie counters and step trackers.
But no matter what you do, you are never happy with your body.
Because even with all of the tools, when you look in the mirror, you don’t FEEL abundant love and gratitude.
You feel disgust, weakness, regret, defeat, shame, guilt, and hopelessness.
You plead that next time you will have more control.
You promise yourself you will never gain it back.
You take pills for physical pain and temporary relief.
And your mood correlates with your scale instead of your wellbeing.
I’m not saying that accountability or resources are bad,
but we need to go deeper to discover WHO WE ARE.
Because there was a time when I did not feel aligned. I tried all of those things too. I lived this way for years.
What if I told you that this dialogue wasn't really you?
and that You are stronger than you know.
You just need to learn how to use it.
I remember the euphoria that comes with a drop on the scale, and the equal but opposite devastation that follows after gaining it all back, because I was there.
But I truly don't feel this way anymore.
I feel beautiful. I feel empowered.
I am beautiful. I AM empowered.
And I know deep down you want to love your body too.
I know you’ve had moments when you feel good; you look at yourself and see true beauty reflecting back at you.
Maybe you’re dressed up for an event, or you are bronzed from a relaxing vacation, whatever it is, you've felt it.
You have felt love and satisfaction with yourself.
You think, maybe I’m not that bad after-all.
But, how can i hate myself AND love myself?
You can feel both, because there is a connection between how we physically feel and how we perceive ourselves.
There is also a connection between how we talk to ourselves and how we feel.
Here’s the truth.
We have the power to change this perception.
A shift in mindset can end this toxic relationship between your diet, physical appearance and your self-worth.
FOOD IS energy, NOT A WEIGHT LOSS TOOL.
You can try every diet on the market, and workout seven days a week, but if you aren’t paying attention to WHAT you are eating, or listening to your body, how it feels and what it needs, then the cycle won’t stop and you will never truly know or love yourself.
Once you see your body for the beautiful, powerful machine that is it, you will naturally treat it with kindness.
You will be curious about where your food is coming from and what effects it has on you; Not just on your physical appearance but also your internal systems, your heart, organs, senses, and your emotional wellbeing.
Once you let go of the need to control your physical appearance, weight and self hate will begin to melt away.
SELF-LOVE is the answer; it will show you that you can have the body, and life, you’ve always wanted without even trying.
Can you imagine A life where you look in the mirror and absolutely adore what you see?
A life where you love your body instead of loathe it?
Imagine attending a holiday feast, eating as much as your heart desires and leaving feeling satisfied and joyful instead of gorged, sick and guilty.
Imagine being able to trust your intuition; when you are unsure of what to do, you ask your inner self and you automatically know the answers.
It’s not an overnight transition.
It starts by tossing the scale and paying attention to how you feel instead of what you weigh.
It starts by saying “i love you” to yourself in the mirror, even to the parts of you that make you cringe.
In order to flip the negative self talk, the self destructive behaviors, and the mentality that skinny equals beautiful, we need to know the reasons behind them.
Is it society?
From puberty you are told how to think, what to buy, how to look, what to wear, and that weight equals worth.
Whatever your conditioning, by digging into your past you can uncover buried memories that are inflicting very real pain today.
Our suppressed history can be painful and hard to look at, which is why we must look.
Most of us have a history of eating disorders, whether it be physical or emotional, and we may not even realize they are still affecting our health and lives.
I know how much it hurts to wake up after a late night binge.
I know the purging helps momentarily but only makes us hurt more.
I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO FEEL POWERLESS AROUND FOOD; TO FEEL DEFEATED BY CRAVINGS AND TO ASSOCIATE FOOD WITH GUILT.
I SEE YOU.