Occasionally, I eat a Snickers bar while I have my coffee in the morning. I love doing things that feel good now and while that sometimes may not be the healthiest choice, it isn’t a choice that is going to keel me over.
I got to thinking and wondered where in your life are you denying yourself the best of what it is you want.
I decided at some time ago that I wouldn’t deny myself the junk food or anything else perhaps deemed unhealthy because I learned how to do these things in moderation and I am trained in nutrition, in addition, I grew up with a health-conscious foster family that grew their own vegetables.
But this isn’t the point of my story here.
Let me let you in on something, from 2007-2011 I dealt with my son’s medical situation and gained a bunch of stress weight I had been trying to lose since then after he was on his way to living a healthy life.
I started running, and I love running because it brings me clarity and allows me to get rid of my frustration and we all must find what works for us, right?
Anyway, I’ve been trying to lose this weight since 2011. I went gluten-free, I cut out this or that because soda is freaking bad for your health blah blah blah.
During this journey, I made the decision that I will not deny myself the things that I love like pizza or snickers. Denying myself of the things I like leaves me neglected. When we deny ourselves the things we want we become miserable as fuck and frankly we crave it even more.
I am all for making healthy and smart choices and 90% of our meals are cooked from scratch, hell I get my burgers directly from the farm. Allowing yourselves to have the things we like gives us the life we want, one of fulfillment.
When we go after what it is we want and couple it with ease and flow, magical things happen. Like I lost a total of 40 lbs. since 2012 – 15 lbs. specifically in the last 6 months.
Imagine if you give yourself permission to include things you like and want – I don’t care if you do it moderation because you are still enjoying all that life has to offer.
I don’t deny myself anything and I am choosing to have a life of ease and flow to bring in the freedom I want and live the life of freedom.
So please don’t deny yourself what you want, just maybe get clear why you want it 🙂