What I’m doing is not a quick fix.
Its not even a weight loss program… Although, I could do with losing a few pounds…
No. What I’m on, is the journey of a lifetime! An ambitious, all-important transformation in how I think about food… how I view and think about my body… my life… and what I want out of the time I have left on this earth!
Big changes like this are always hard.
Changing the way I think about food is hard.
My relationship with food is an emotional one. Food is my comfort, my reward… a trusted friend…
I’ve got food habits and traditions that go back to my childhood.
Will I be able to give up foods that for so long have held an emotional bond?
My goal is to improve my health, my sleep, my energy levels, my mood, my body composition, my self confidence… even my quality of life…
Will the food I eat be able to do all these things?
I am told that by eating whole foods, it will initiate a healthy chain reaction through my entire life, giving me a sense of control, freedom, stability and confidence that will inspire me to take on other personal development goals both big and small.
The theory is that by eating healthy, whole foods, I will feel better. And, because I feel better I will want to do more.
I guess I can accept this theory, since when I feel bad, I eat eat junk food. Which makes me feel worse. So I eat more junk food. Its a vicious cycle!
I don’t expect this journey to be easy… I don’t expect to be perfect…
Real change takes time.
I plan to celebrate even the smallest of victories.
I’m going to do this one day, one meal, one bite at a time.
Because I’m doing it for the most important and worthwhile cause on this earth — me!
Here’s to good health,