I think I really get the fact that this is a journey. Everyday there is a victory, a discovery and an AHA moment for me. I am listening to my Inside Out Weigh Loss Podcast again and taking the time to listen, absorb and do the work. I am mainly posting my updates on my community journal and the team page but I thought I would share this one. The podcast are really working well along with my REVOLUTION challenge which will lead to RESULTS on the BL challenge!!!!
Renee Stephens: Behind every action, every behavior that we have there’s a positive intent
There are parts of the above statement that I have started to consider to be factual in my life.
This by far has been the hardest podcast for me to embrace. Mainly the part centered around the above statement.. Positive intents coming out of unwanted behavior..hmmm
Well after listening to this podcast all week I have updated my unwanted behaviors.
1. Eating when stressed.
2. Inconsistent with exercise
3. Giving in to being (mentally) tired on the weekend and using it as an excuse to eat out AND then wanting it delivered. So that means chinese or pizza.
4. Not drinking enough water
This describes my overall feeling at times.
SOMETIMES I just want to eat what I want to eat. I don't want to "think" about how much water I had today, did I get 5 servings of f/v, did I exercise this week and how many days, If I eat mexican I will blow up like a helium balloon yada yada yada!
I do recognize that what I really want in those situations:"the gift and the positive intent" is;
peace, relaxation, freedom and comfort. AND BALANCE.
I really want to end this tug of war and stop the extremes. So help me GOD I do!!
Soooo I was about to move into a new short term extreme.....juice/fruit and veggie fast for 10 days.(no offense to the people who have successfully done this because I DO believe in the benefits) This morning as I began to write this I decided NOPE this will only feed the extremist in me. Not healthy for me mentally at this time. SO THE BALANCE IN ME SAID: Continue to juice daily if you are able or blend in the vitamix. I said "KEWL" (cool) because I do enjoy it and it is an easy way for me to get my veggies in. So going forward whatever future decisions I make will be done gradually and with ease. I am calling a Cease Fire between the part of me that does not want to do this with the part of me that does.
Sidenote: I have to note that the weight that I have lost up to this point I have managed to stay in the 5 pound range without a lot of stress. So I know I can and will make progress without adding more stress to the process.