In the past few weeks I have added "sustainability", "consistency" and "reality" to my healthy plan in an effort to add the missing puzzle pieces to my healthy lifestyle. I realized after being a Spark member for 5 years that I still hadn't reached goal and have basically lost the same 10 lbs probably a dozen times. I concluded that there has to be some big pieces missing. (Brilliant, eh?) So I have added those three words to my plan.
My new word is "visceral". That's probably a word I have never said and until a few weeks ago, not really sure what it meant. I mean I have heard of "visceral fat" and that doesn't sound great. Just for this blog's clarification, visceral means "relating to deep inner feelings rather than the intellect, instinctual, gut, deep-seated feelings, inward, deep-rooted".
So while personally getting a handle on "visceral" (so I could impress people at cocktail parties) I read in Oprah's January magazine Ophrah's interview with Dr. Oz. She asked him if we (Americans) are so smart about eating the right foods, why can't we do better. His reply, "People change based on what they feel, not what they know. Which means that understanding all that advice doesn't matter if there's no deep, profound , visceral awareness why it's important."
And there it is! All the knowing isn't going to get me there. It has to be ingested deeper into my being. I can't just lose weight for a wedding, for a trip, for a birthday. I have to know within me what a healthy person IS.
Maybe I can write a song-
Let's get visceral, visceral, I wanna get visceral, let's get into visceral
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk.