I'm on a mission to change the story.
Our society is too focused on fitting into a certain body type that we become addicted to crash diets and harmful habits. We need to shift this focus to nourishment & preventative nutrition.
Let's rewind to ~ 11 years ago:
- I met a 65 year old female nurse who couldn't fathom the idea of giving up her daily 1 hour run or smearing too much butter on her rice cake.
- I overheard a conversation with a 7 year old girl at the grocery store who refused to let her mom put granola bars in the cart because she couldn't possibly eat them as they contained 5g of fat per bar.
- I had a conversation with a 5 year old who told me one of her biggest fears was becoming fat.
- I was 25 years old, almost anorexic, and counting every calorie that entered my body and weighing myself several times a day.
All of this hit me hard. There is something wrong with how "healthy" is being taught.
I knew that there had to be a different approach to living a healthy & vibrant life, and so I prayed that I could learn a loving approach and then share this with as many people as possible!
I believe that supporting your body and mind with an abundance of nutrients is far more important than a *dream* dress size or specific weight goal. And that being healthy should never feel restrictive.
When I first started my journey to health, I became obsessed with dieting *because most of what was promoted as healthy...was an extreme diet*. I struggled with anorexia and orthorexia. I was undereating and overexercising. I counted calories and read food labels obsessively. I felt like I was walking around in a foggy abyss. I was physically, mentally, and emotionally depleted.
"Healthy" has been taught wrong for decades. This is not how we are meant to live.
More than anything, I wish to inspire you to focus more on how much energy and brain power you have rather than the label on your jeans.
That you will aim to be healthy and happy so that you can do all the things you came to do in this life time, and begin to pour into others. Into the stuff that truly matters in this lifetime.
“It's never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale. We are unrepeatable beings of light and space and water who need these physical vehicles to get around. When we start defining ourselves by that which can be measured or weighed, something deep within us rebels. We don't want to EAT hot fudge sundaes as much as we want our lives to BE hot fudge sundaes. We want to come home to ourselves. (p. 174-5)”