I have a confession to make. I have not been taking very good care of myself.
(I shot this quick video for the members of my E.A.T! virtual class and then decided that it was a message that needed to be shared outside of just the classroom walls. You can read the transcription below or enjoy the video.) If you want to find out more about E.A.T! click HERE!
So why am I confessing to you?
Because I think you guys all think that I got my shit together, and that I’m eating my five meals a day, and I’m rocking it out, and that just isn’t the case.
So I can’t even say my weight’s up because my weight isn’t really up.
My weight doesn’t change a lot, but my inches will change up and down.
This is something you’re going to notice.
This is why you can’t be married to the scale.
My weight doesn’t fluctuate a whole heck of a lot, but how my body looks and feels really does tend to change significantly depending on the type of food I put in it.
So here’s the thing.
You guys know I like food, you know I like to eat.
My portion sizes can get a little out of control for me because I do have a voracious appetite.
I can sit down, and eat two racks of ribs barely lifting my head up to take a breath.
So it’s not necessarily that I am eat unhealthy foods, it’s that I can consume large quantities. (but YES unhealthy things I love have been making an appearance)
So why am I telling you all this?
Because my pants weren’t fitting properly.
This is my personal rule:
My pants need to fit all the time.
That’s kind of a big deal for me.
Every day when I get up in the morning I want to put my feet on the floor, and feel really great about myself. The other thing is if somebody handed me a plane ticket, and said, “Hey, you’re going to be in a bikini for three weeks,” I want to feel super confident to rock out my bathing suit at any point in time. I don’t want to have to go into panic mode of not feeling great.
I’m at that line right now.
I’m not feeling badly, and I’m definitely very much appreciative of my body.
I really do love my physique.
But we each get to decide how we think and feel about ourselves, and I know for me that I’m at the line and if I cross over it, I’m not going to be feeling really confident in my skin.
I’m not beating myself up, I’m not angry at myself that I had too many ribs, and too many servings of ice cream.
It’s not that at all.
I’m not looking in the mirror, and saying, “Oh god, you look horrible, and this is awful, and blah blah blah.”
Lisa in the past would have done that.
It’s really simple, and this is what EAT is all about.
When I actually go back to, “what do I need to do here for myself?”
Okay, I need to eat more vegetables, I need to get in my five meals, and I need to make sure that I’m prepping stuff for myself.
Working from home, I get down to work, and then I forget to look up. So I fall into the same traps that you guys do.
The difference is when I hit that place where I’m not feeling super awesome, it’s not a big deal. It’s just kind of like okay, this is what I need to do.
I need to make sure everything’s prepped. I need to make sure I’m organized. I need to do all the same things that I tell you guys to do.
I don’t get in a panic, I don’t shame myself, I don’t feel guilty.
I just simply do what I need to do so that my inches drop a little bit, my pants fit, and I get to keep feeling amazing.
I get to feel amazing through the process of getting myself kind of back online.
There is NO judgement.
So as usually, I kind of talk in circles.
I hope that you’re getting the message out of this.
It doesn’t matter where you are today, or where you are in your body.
How you think and feel about your body does matter.
The language that you’re using to talk to yourself while you’re going through this journey, it matters.
Once you learn all these principles, it becomes not a big deal if your weight suddenly goes up a little bit, or your inches go up a little bit.
You just know what you need to do.
I’m not suddenly eating boiled chicken, or going to this place of lack or deprivation. I’m simply just cleaning up my stuff, and cutting out the extras.
Not a big deal, and I won’t have to do it for that long because I don’t let myself swing too wide.
I’ve got boundaries in terms of what I’m comfortable with, and what I’m not, and I never put my head up my butt, and pretend like I don’t see what’s going on.
There’s a reason that I put on a pair of jeans every single week, and don’t live in my Lululemons.
I could do that.
But I don’t.
I put on my jeans to make sure they fit.
When they don’t fit.
Time to cut out the ice cream.
I want to feel great this summer.
I want you guys to feel great this summer.
So do what you need to do so you can get what you want because feeling confident, feeling amazing in your skin, and feeling like you are in the driver’s seat of your life, and how you think and feel about yourself and food is worth it.
It’s worth it.
Wow, I’m totally on a soap box this week.
So big love to all of you, and I will connect with all of you again soon. If you want to comment below, tell me I’m crazy, whatever you want to say. Hey, interact with me.
I love my community and answer every email and comment I receive.
If you are ready to stop playing the diet game and really learn what it takes to be responsible for how you feed your body and how you think and feel about yourself check out E.A.T! Class is in session and you can join when YOU are ready.