This is where we can ponder those relationships and grow them into beautiful sources of love, acceptance, strength and healing energy.
My aim is to help reveal the negative and untrue feelings or thoughts about eating and our bodies that have tripped us up and kept us in self-sabotaging habits and behaviors and then offer ideas we can implement that help create positive, true, and helpful behaviors.
If you find yourself stuck in the grips of obsessive dieting, binge-eating, or indecision about how to take care of your body, read on. I get it!
My own journey with food, diets and fitness began when I was very young. Years of believing untrue ideas about myself and eating led to a ten year battle with extreme dieting and binge-eating.
Dieting and bingeing was a very difficult, lonely and self-defeating cycle!
It was HARD!
It didn’t seem to matter what diet I followed or what exercise I performed, I couldn’t seem to stop the harmful and defeating habits that I had begun in my youth. It was a constant source of frustration and confusion. I did not know why I would keep hurting myself by overeating food and I always vowed I would stop, but never did. This went on for a whole decade of my life.
One day, I took a deep breath and decided and embraced that the only way to get out of the diet-binge cycle was to dive straight into its pain and use it as a guide into self-care, kindness and gentleness.
I allowed myself to feel every threat that my habits produced and started facing my fears of being destroyed by them.
I learned that every action, positive or negative, begins with what we believe.
That our beliefs form our thoughts, thoughts form our feelings, and feelings evolve into actions. The very actions that contribute to our happiness in our bodies and as a part of the world.
Once I learned this, I had to completely feel everything I had come to believe, develop radical empathy for my experience, and then patiently work to change all of the beliefs I had about myself and food that were negative and untrue, replacing them with kindness and truth.
This proved to be a guiding path about all of my beliefs. About food, surely, but also about many things in life.
My story with dieting, binge-eating and healthier habits is not the classic caterpillar turns butterfly account. I certainly wished I could have fallen asleep and awaken a changed person without ever taking a step backwards again, but that is not how it worked for me.
Replacing my beliefs and creating new thoughts and habits has taken effort, discipline and time. My journey has been one of progress, slip-ups, and victories, but I keep going and I won’t stop.
I know without a doubt that ANYONE can begin the beautiful, restorative, enlightening and healing journey of creating the caring and positive approach to food, diets, fitness, and very importantly, our bodies and our lives, that we all desire.
It takes awareness. It takes forgiveness. It takes energy and it takes an incredible amount of love, kindness and self acceptance.
It happens naturally and it happens supernaturally.
And it’s worth it!
Every single moment of it.
If you have ever felt trapped in a thought, a feeling or a habit, never believe that you are alone or that you are stuck. Never stop searching for the answer that will resonate with your spirit and that will provide you with the curiosity and courage you already have within you to change.
It takes bravery in the beginning and then something amazing occurs.
You’re just brave.
You can do it. We can do it. And it’s already done.
So, that is what working together in coaching sessions is all about!
It is about fierce determination to do the best we can, to consciously decide to end the battle we have been fighting with food and our bodies, and to finally be free.
If this sounds like work that you want to commit to, schedule a free phone consultation to share YOUR story with food, diets and fitness with me, and we will discuss YOUR needs, hopes and dreams for your healing journey with food.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so excited to meet you!