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Fear Eating

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I've been MIA lately. Dear daughter and grandson were here last week and we indulged way more than I would have liked, although I did manage to keep workouts at 100%. I see now that I had made a stronger commitment to my workouts than I did to my food plan before they even arrived. Dear son and I even had a conversation about how we allow other people's eating habits to throw off our own. So we're brainstorming ways to stay committed regardless of where we are or who we're with. I know a lot of it is mindset and just making the decision to not be thrown by changes. We tend to roll into these visits knowing that our visitors are going to want certain foods that they can only get when they're home - my home cooking and a local pizza joint and bakery that rival all others - and so we cave and indulge too with the best intentions of getting right back on plan, and then it turns out to be more of a struggle to get back to good than we planned.

And then it occurred to me why: I turned to hubby yesterday and said, 'You know when I'm at my worst with food?' and he said, 'No, when?' and my reply was 'When I'm working on a new speech.' I'm a life coach and a professional speaker, but growing up shy the public speaking was incredibly difficult in the beginning. I worked hard, pushed myself to step out of my comfort zone and perfected my speaking technique. But even though I excel at what I do there is still a bit of fear each time I present a new speech, and it begins to settle in while I'm writing and practicing it. It's time to master that fear!

My food is planned, workouts are set, and I'm talking and journaling about the problem, as well as doing some "release" work around it, because I am determined to conquer this and not eat my way through the next two weeks as I prepare to give my next speech on March 19th.

I'll keep you updated on how it's going. And I would love to hear from anyone who has dealt with a similar issue!

In the meantime, have a happy, healthy, active kinda' day!

~ Viki
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