I’m Tasha and I am addicted to sugar.
Now that we’ve established that (or now that I’ve admitted it), the rest is a no-brainer. Well, mostly.
I am not only addicted sugar. It makes me very ill. I become lethargic and heavy. I swell in my middle, get headaches and become moody. When you look at that in print, it would seem I would stay away from it. It would be in my best interest to do so. I am in touch with myself enough to know what works for me and what doesn’t. Do you? Or the question is are you listening?
Not a day goes by that someone isn’t telling me how “hard” losing weight is or how “hard” being healthy is. I listen to the struggles that I “do” understand and I have tried to understand the disconnect. Why are we hustling so hard to get where we are going? And is that why so many of us give up before we get to where we are going?
In my mind, it makes sense. If something doesn’t agree with me, I stop using it. (On a good day. But some days, like yesterday, it just didn’t work out that way. But I digress.) I am concerned about those who have no idea about what’s going on in their bodies at all, who don’t know why they are sick, who don’t know what foods are causing their headaches, their bloating, their mood swings, their breakouts, their water retention. I am even more concerned about those of us that do and STILL consciously put ourselves in a position to make our journey harder than it has to be. It’s like walking out in front of a speeding bus that doesn’t see us coming and blaming the bus for running us over. We repeatedly make decisions that keep us in the “struggle”. My question to you is do you want to get out?
When you tune into your body, REALLY listen to what’s happening inside and follow the blueprint to what’s being laid out for you, things become easier. When you understand the difference between being hungry and dehydrated, the difference between when you need to push and when you need to rest, the difference between how you feel when you eat fried foods and baked foods, what foods give you the most energy, make you the most tired, what people drain you the most, then you know how to set yourself up for success and the struggle becomes a process. There is work but it’s smooth sailing and you can enjoy the ride.
Tune in to what your body and soul are telling you.
And rev up your engines.
Hustle. Hustle. Hustle.