DO YOU FEEL AS UNATTRACTIVE AS I DID?
Today, I decided to be vulnerable and share with you how I felt when I was overweight because I know many of you can relate to my experience. I also experienced the “Aha!” moment that changed everything.
From the young age, I believed that vulnerability is a weakness, and perhaps I still feeling that way, but I am working on overcoming my fear of vulnerability in order to share my story with you.
I have been overweight, overwhelmed and stressed out. One of the most significant obstacles for me was the painful feeling of insecurity and unattractiveness in my own body.
I didn’t want to participate in family pictures, that is one of the reasons why I don’t have many pictures of me being overweight.
I also avoided meeting with my friends, because I didn’t want them to see how my has changed. I was always worried about what people are thinking about me, and that was driving me crazy!
I tried most of the fad diets and exercised for two, three hours per day, but by the end of the week I would feel deprived and exhausted, and binge… then beat myself up for having no willpower to stick to the “weight loss” plan.
I couldn’t sleep well and constantly had low energy. I was struggling not only physically, but also emotionally. I know this vicious cycle of self-destructive behavior is something many of you can relate to.
It was a HARD and PAINFUL road to my body transformation.
I over-trained, got injured, and wound up depressed. My body was out of balance, and I was miserable, driving myself crazy.
I went to the doctor and was told I was fine, just stressed out and overwhelmed. I decided to go to an acupuncturist for help with my stress. At that first visit, I had my “Aha!” moment.
He asked me to lay still and focus on my breathing without thinking for 30 minutes. He said, “It will be hard, but try to focus on your breathing and when a thought comes to you, let it go.” I thought to myself, “Are you kidding me? How hard that can be, to just lay there doing and thinking nothing?”
A piece of cake… that was NOT!
That was one of the most challenging things I had to do. I couldn’t stop my mind from chatting and worrying and thinking about stupid stuff that didn’t even matter. I was trying so hard to let those thoughts go, but I just couldn’t stop my mind to chat.
I was shocked…and enlightened at the same time. Aha! I can’t get my BODY under control because my MIND is overwhelmed and it was distracting me from making the changes by focusing on things that aren’t important!
WEIGHT LOSS STRUGGLES ARE ALL IN THE MIND
I started studying everything I could find about the MIND and BODY connection and Spirituality. I took numerous online classes, workshops, and seminars on meditation, yoga, nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development to help me to develop the mindset and skills I was needed to succeed.
By tweaking and combining different techniques and styles, I developed a set of practical rules that helped me to focus on important things and let go of distractions.
Along with meditating and yoga, I learned how to mindfully nourish my body and support it from the state of love and care, instead of punishment, resentment, and hate.
By following my own program, I removed my struggles with weight. I reached my IDEAL WEIGHT, and I am maintaining it to this day.
Today I am helping others to eliminate the weight loss struggles by becoming mindful of their choices of their attitude, food, physical activities and rest.
If you need help to get healthy and fit, please contact me and let’s chat about your goals and challenges.
One last thought…
One year from today, will your body and your life be significantly different? Only if you do something significantly different to get there!
To your Healthy Body & Happy Mind