My neighbor recently asked me how I got so “skinny.” She’s been frustrated because since giving birth, all of her work dresses 👗 no longer fit. And since her daughter is in preschool, she felt it was time to focus on her own health.
After thanking her for the compliment, I told her what I tell ladies who ask about my coaching… “it’s never one thing,” I say. “It’s all of the things.”
Her brows furrowed and she replied, “you mean I gotta track my food too? I can’t just exercise?”
Well, if that worked, I wouldn’t be here talking about my diet history!
All jokes aside, exercise was NEVER my problem. My FOOD was.
Every time I restricted, I felt on top of the world. I exercised before work, during my lunch break and after work. I kept “busy” (distracted) with exercise.
When my “discipline” went out the window 🪟 and my Hunger, Energy & Cravings were a MESS, I found myself bingeing; usually in the evenings (after an epic workout day)… snacking until I felt horrible and stuffed.
I woke up and started this cycle over again and again, for decades.
If ya don’t believe me, ask @808lekeli the observer of my eating habits. We would work out at the gym after work and I would make him stop at TCBY on our way home where I ordered a large shiver with all my fav mix-ins. I ate this in the car on our way home, still in my sweaty gym gear. This was my “reward” I told myself.
This was ☝🏾 one of MANY eating episodes I held in my closet. I was CONSISTENT at starve and exercise ALL DAY to only BINGE all night.
I always told myself, “I’ll make up for it tomorrow” and every morning it was like that movie 50 First Dates where Drew Barrymore watches a video every day that tells her exactly who she is because she has amnesia. Only thing was, I didn’t have a memory problem. I had a FOOD problem.
And it took me a real long freaking time to finally confront that head on.
If you’re having food stuff, dig deep. See where you can connect the dots between your emotions and food behaviors. Get curious. Ask when did this start? At what age? Where was I? Who was I with? Once we can decipher the where and the why, only then can we begin to heal our relationship with food. ❤️🔥💥