I’ve barely touched the surface of what was in vogue in the past and what’s in vogue today. And more importantly, when will I ever stop this madness that I think there is a magic solution to weight loss?
The ironic thing is that I have seen some results trying each and every one of these weight loss methods. The truth, however, is that I give up after a week or two and resort to mindless eating and to my old habits. I then go through the cycle of waking up on a Monday morning and telling myself “today is the day that I am going to stick with XYZ weight loss plan”. And I start all over again.
Is body shaming a part of it? Is the public image of the perfect runway model a part of it? Is it something in my childhood that makes me think that I am less than perfect? Is it the high school athlete in me that can no longer run a 7.5-minute mile (hey, that was good for me!) or speed down the track in a 100-yard-dash? Is it my college boyfriend questioning my decision to eat a piece of apple pie? (and did I really need the ice cream too?!)
Be flexible and try new fitness challenges and nutrition plans that you find interesting. Change is the spice of life!
Don’t feel like a failure if you get derailed with your plans or goals.
Get up, brush yourself off, and try, try again! YOU are what is in vogue today and YOU ARE ENOUGH!