Well it is quite funny reading my recent blog from 2016 about avoiding burnouts!
I just wanted to create the first blog to OFFICIALIZE my first full day of more MINDFUL and INTUITIVE eating. So HI! I made it!
- I actually started practicing this a couple days ago, I did some research and used some of my own prior knowledge from experience as well as school to get some of this methodolgy down.
I am not saying this will be:
or any other positive word...
But I will say after a couple days of "practicing" some of the techniques I have been using then applying to a full first day... I feel WONDERFUL.
I deleted my app last night and placed all my scales in the cupboard (yes, I had more than one for the kitchen)
When did this start?
Well, it began a year ago. I was reaching for MORE spirtual / leisure activities outside of the gym space. I began with swimming, biking, more yoga, and my religion.
Yoga has been a STRONG part of my physical fitness for the last 8 months. I practice yoga 3-4x a week in addition to my lifting and cardio.
I watched my eating habits revert back to HOW and WHY I started in the first place - health. I actively was working on my cholesterol.
I began eating more organic based foods, whole foods, and feeling better.
My hormones also became a primary concern as I turn 34 in a few months and am hoping to have children in the nearer future.
Beyond the physical (inside and outside) well being, my mental well being has not been okay.
I began finding myself LOSE MYSELF in binge eating. AN ISSUE I HAVE NEVER HAD!
I found why I was losing myself was for a reason... to lose the control I have strived to have over food for YEARS (minus year 2014 and prior to 2010)
I found myself to have a problem.... that on my "free days" I would eat everything because I knew I did not have to track it and would have to track again the next day.
I also found myself OVERLY HUNGRY for eating 2100-2200 calories. I just was NEVER satsified.
I woke up a few days ago and it clicked... I needed a change.
So I decided. I decided and I did my "homework" and I trusted thyself. I trusted my intutition and I trusted the knowledge I built over 8 years of nutrition, training, and now spirtual mindset to BREAK THESE HABITS. Since August I have been breaking bad habits. Whether it was extreme binge drinking (all summer) to eating processed junk, to maintaining and cutting on lower fats, to constantly wearing on my body with extremely heavy lifting, to switching to organic foods to ensure my health is optimal (preventitive care) for longevity and to bear children, to stop compulsively weighing my body, and finally to stop weighing my food and tracking every fat, carb, and protein.
I plan on taking a holistic course for my OT career continuing education and my personal training re-cert.
My goal is this - Holistic occupational therapy provides clients with a bridge between traditional occupational therapy services and integrative complementary practices engaging mind, body, emotion and spirit for a unique and enriching approach to life, health and wellness.
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