We’re all trying to better ourselves. We’re trying to improve our diets and exercise more and meditate and do all this amazing stuff. The most important question that lies at the base of all of these changes is- why?
Why are you doing all of these things, what’s your true motivation?
Are you trying to change because society expects us to constantly be bettering ourselves or are you trying to change because there is something you don’t like about yourself?
These questions matter, because the intention we approach change with will determine our success, and also how we will feel once those changes are implemented.
I want to talk about this because I truly believe that change is only worth it if it comes from a place of self-love. I noticed this especially when I was a personal trainer. I had woman after woman coming to be to change because they hated something about their bodies.
I did my best to switch their focus to learning to love their bodies by being inspired by the amazing things their bodies could DO rather than BE.
I can relate to this personally through my own journey with food. For years I didn’t feed myself well. In fact I barely fed myself at all and that was because I didn’t consider it a priority. Looking back I can see it was because I didn’t think I was deserving of nourishment and I just didn’t see myself as a priority. At the time, I had terrible health; I was weak, too thin, plagued with aches and pains, suffered from terrible digestive health issues as well as acid reflux that I was on prescription acid blockers for.
All of this and I wasn’t even 20 years old. I truly believed that my body was a dud, and that I was just going to have to live with a broken body for the rest of my life.
It wasn’t until I met my now husband, and really started treating myself with more respect that I began to see that with a little TLC from myself- everything could change.
I know that you want to be as healthy as you can be for your future babies. I know that you’re doing it with such good intentions, but I really want to ask yourself- are you doing it out of self-love?
What does your relationship with food have to tell you about the relationship you have with yourself? It’s my true belief that this relationship is the most direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves. Are you depriving yourself of foods you love? Do you feel like a “clean-diet” is a punishment that you somehow “deserve”?
Getting to the bottom of these questions is getting to the root of your habits. In western medicine, we like to do a lot of slapping bandaids on things and addressing things on a very surface level. That’s why we are in a constant state of management rather than ever finding true healing.
I recorded the video below to talk to you a bit more about my own experiences and get you thinking about your own motivations.
Watch now, then come to Radiant & Ready with Milli Fox and share with me an ah-ha moment you had surrounding food!
I am very big on getting to the root cause of our habits. I always include this kind of work in my programs and I don’t ever just focus on the food!
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