Saturday, October 20, 2012
I'm rereading chapter 5 of Full Filled by Renee Stephens and there were so many takeaways:
Here is an amazing quote:
"The only lasting reason to prefer healthful food, healthful exercise, and a healthful lifestyle is that they all make you feel great. Eating and behaving in a way that makes you feel fantastic communicates to your subconscious mind that you are worthy of great self-care, the surefire way to stay slim and healthy for life." (pg 204)
I fully agree with this. When I eat delicious, healthy foods and exercise, I feel amazing and this is far better than any other option. It's actually the easiest way to live.
Here is another quote that I'm trying to take in fully:
"Everything I'm telling you about what foods to eat doesn't matter unless you've done the inside-out part of the weight-release journey. Unless you've ...resolved your inner conflict, unless you've replaced your limiting beliefs...with empowering beliefs, what you eat really doesn't matter..The real answer lies in changing your mind-set about food from the inside out." (pg 206)
I know this all too well! What I eat, when I eat, if I work out, etc. are all important behaviors, but unless I truly resolve the reasons I turned to food in the first place and develop unconditional self-acceptance, my issues will not go away. So for me, this is the big picture focus. Further, when I feel at peace with myself, not only do I want to take care of myself, but I'm happier and more loving to those around me.