How mindful are you?
How often have you driven somewhere and had no recollection of the drive?
How many times have you walked upstairs to get something and then stood at the top of the stairs wondering what the hell you came upstairs to get in the first place?
How many times have you read a paragraph in a book and had no idea what it was you just read?
How many times have your children asked you a question, and you have answered them with an uh-huh, when you really have no idea what it was they just asked you?
It is so easy to get sucked into this mindless existence.
To just make it through the morning, or the day, or the week, or the month,
and then… BOOM.
Time has passed you by and you have no idea what you did with it all.
You haven’t really enjoyed even 5 minutes of your day.
And you are looking back with regrets.
It’s the same thing with food.
Shoveling a bunch of crap in your mouth without a thought.
Swallowing a handful of goldfish, or pretzels, or an unfinished peanut butter and jelly sandwich crust when you don’t even remember putting it into your mouth in the first place.
And doing that multiple times throughout the day.
And then realizing that you have gained 5 pounds.
So then you make a decision to lose weight.
And you say,
“I AM TOTALLY EATING ONLY HEALTHY STUFF STARTING THIS MORNING!!!”
And then you make it like 2 hours.
And then you start thinking about all the shit you want to eat,
thinking about getting fit and losing weight as deprivation,
and as not eating,
and then you get scared and overwhelmed and frustrated and pissed.
So you say fuck it.
And you eat a whole package of Piroulines.
(I may have done this once or twice myself).
And then you feel guilty and ashamed.
Now what if you were able to change your mindset?
What if you were able to look at eating as a wonderful, enjoyable experience?
What if you were able to look at eating as an opportunity to be mindful and savor the food you were eating?
What if you blocked out a time, just ten minutes, where you could sit near a window, with a cup of tea, and 2, (or even 4!!!) of those piroulines. What if you sat and looked out at the snow, and relaxed, and savored every bite of this treat that you had planned for yourself?
When you look at the opportunity to eat like that,
rather than locking yourself in the bathroom and shoving a handful of cookies in your mouth before anyone can find you or where no one can see what you are doing,
well, the whole experience of eating changes.
My current e-course has been focusing on mindful eating as much as working out.
I finally got on board this past week.
I followed my own advice.
I sat down when I ate.
I didn’t eat in the car.
I didn’t forbid any food, but I ate in moderation.
I followed this rule:
Two things happened…
The second thing?
There was no guilt following a cookie or two.
Or a piece of homemade bread.
Eating was enjoyable, and something I looked forward to.
My next e-course starts on December 26th.
To help you become more mindful in all aspects of your life, while doing the same thing myself.
To change your attitude about food, and eating, and getting healthy.
To help you realize that getting fit, and getting in shape is not about missing out.
I will be doing it right along side you.
Ready for the change?
Let’s get mindful and realize our potential together!