Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I am moving towards trust. I am moving towards intuition.
I don't want to follow any principles imposed by others - even the Intuitive Eating principles.
I just want to follow myself.
Fuel my body. Enjoy the eating experience. Be mindful of a focus on health. Learn to listen to my body, and what it needs. Know that I will have 'good' days and 'bad' days. Bad days are not to be a trigger for guilt - what a wasted emotion that is! Just try to better understand myself instead.
This will involve a wobbly period.
I would say I am not in touch with my health & my body. I can not tell you how many times I have spoken to someone who says 'Have you got a cold?' - and I have thought 'Me? No. Well, actually now you mention it, my nose is a bit stuffy". Or I go to the doctor with a complaint, and they ask me about various other symptoms I have - and I am always responding 'Not that I have noticed. Oh, maybe a little bit. Actually, now you mention it . . '.
So my focus will be on me - but not how I look, or whether I can afford to have another piece of cake or not . . . . but on how I am feeling. What makes me feel good, and what makes me feel not so good. Not just food and exercise - but all facets of my life. Sleep, love, family, laughter, friendships, culture, community, creativity and learning.