Stepping out of the trap of what others expect.
This is going to be a personal experience blog post – one that I believe in for the sake of transparency and authenticity. And, it’s about health improvement and weight loss and getting my head straight.
Today, I started by considering the things in life that I don’t want.
- I don’t want to be a burden for others to have to care for as I age
- I don’t want to watch my own self wither farther away because of depression and decisions that someone else made for me.
- I don’t want to live a normal life.
- I don’t want to keep eating foods (or ‘phoods’) that leave me wanting, empty, fat, and aging.
- I don’t want migraines any more
- I don’t want to be at an unhealthy BMI and weight any more.
And one of the main decisions, thanks to the concept being reiterated until I finally “get it,” is that I don’t care what works for other people – it does not work for me. And I am tired of trying to fit in. As Joshua Rosenthal said – there is a difference is fitting in and fitting out. Since I realize now that I don’t fit in very well, I’m really happy with fitting out. That means I get to choose.
Did you know you get to choose?
- What you eat and when
- What you wear and when
- Where you go and what and when you do
- What size your body is
- How fit your body is
- What you believe
And, it’s a journey. It’s movement one bit at a time and one moment at a time. One little, tiny decision, at a time.
I really appreciate what Louise L. Hay said, when she explained that:
“the only point of power you have is right now, in this moment. You can always resist something when you decide to do it.”
With all that said, I’m on a mission for me and it will be evolving. Maybe you wonder about complying with society’s demands, too.
But let’s be very clear: there is a health crisis all around us. There is a conspiracy to get us to eat more of the processed foods, animal-sourced foods, foods with chemicals and insecticides unlabeled, fast-food is cheap and vegetables are expensive. Why is this? Because your health is not worth much to Big Agriculture and those who make money off your choices and illnesses.
It’s entirely your choice, just as it’s mine. And it’s not an easy choice.
Sometimes you’ll be doing the Hokey-Pokey with one foot in and one foot out. But that’s fine. It’s the Hokey-Pokey that might make it okay one day for you to put both feet in, jump out, and jump back in. It’s a journey. One decision at a time.
For myself, I’m tired of it. Just simply tired of feeling tired.
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© Lizzie Bennett is an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified, RN, Whole Health thought leader, and Ordained Minister of some years. She is a Nurse Health Coach facilitator, and owns Three Moons Medicine™ as her private counselling and coaching practice, a blog, educational forum, Facebook page, and outreach to support others on their journey.
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