Okeeee another week another blog.
Don’t forget how much freaking work it can take for someone to be where they are today. Behind the curtain, a lot of shit had to happen.
I need this post just as much as the rest of us need this post.
When you see someone that has “a perfect body” (probably photoshopped anyway) or they eat “super healthy all the time” or even if someone is super successful in their career, the hustle behind that shit is unreal people.
I rarely use myself in my blogs, but I think for this one it is necessary. The question came up the other day, “how do you eat so consistently healthy all the time?” This is definitely not the first time I have been asked, and it won’t be the last. This is not me bragging in any type of way, but I really seriously do eat healthy ALL the time. No real big “cheat days or meals”, no “oops binges”. What you see on my social media is seriously how I eat all the time. THIS IS BECAUSE I PUT IN THE WORK AND SHOW THE HECK UP FOR MY SELF.
In fact, when I first started out the biz, I never wanted to post ANYTHING that I ate because I didn’t want to be put on any kind of pedestal, or for people to think that the way I eat is unattainable, or that my nutrition program looked like something they could never do ( i do NOT do my client's counseling based on how I eat), plus you should not be eating how I eat. You should be eating for your body, not mine. This is the same reason I don’t post myself doing workouts.
I started posting because I was asked about my food so much. So now that you know that I am not posting some veggies on Instagram and then eating 6 cakes behind the scenes, IT HAS TAKEN ME 5+ YEARS of brain training, one more time in case you didn’t see that BRAIN TRAINING, plus years of emotionally fighting with myself and body, and showing up for myself, and my body consistently, to achieve this. I wasn’t born asking for carrots and dancing for mushrooms. In high school, I would go to Fazolis and see how many breadsticks I could eat followed by Dairy Queen for dessert...I’v been there my friend.
I have had to make so many sacrifices to have the body and energy that I have, to eat like I do. Social life? None. Drinking? None. Eating out? None. Being looked at as boring, strange, and stuck up? Yep. Spent 1000’s of dollars to figure out my body and research EVERYTHING. Yep. Completely changing who I was? Yep (In the absolute best way possible). Is this all extreme to you. Probably. Is it to me? NOPE
That’s for another post:)
But seriously, bottom line, KEEP SHOWING UP FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE EVERY SINGLE VEGGITABLE THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH HOLE.
Do you think that one day someone that has it all just wakes up having it all? It may seem that way but my goodness far from. You may be in that spot right now where you feel like eating healthy isn’t doing anything or not worth it, or you’re not seeing the results you want. Just keep showing up, Things are happening for you. If anyone you envy ever gave up, you wouldn’t be envying them right now, or maybe even wishing you had what they have. Keep trying new and different things to learn what does and doesn’t work. I have tried numerous things that have not worked and “wasted” lots of money, and even made me gain weight. That’s life, but I kept showing up.
Don’t feel like going to the gym? Don’t feel like eating your healthy meal tonight? Just show up. Don’t know what I mean by just show up? It means just fucking do it. That was some tough love, but any time I don’t feel like going to the gym or posting on social media I just tell myself to show up. I show up for you who is reading this right now and show up for me because I deserve every dang meal to be the healthiest and best it can be, fit for a queen because I am worth it.
Sorry, that got a little inspirationally ranty, really seriously don’t trick yourself into thinking that when someone comes off as "having it all" or in my case, "always eating healthy", that they just up woke up like that. Cause they did not.