This was me a few years ago:
A bit different, huh?
When I look at these photos now, I could cry for my younger self. I felt trapped in a never-ending cycle of dieting, guilt and hating my body. I suffered from anxiety, insomnia, chronic eczema, painful digestion, mood swings and low energy.
I had a dysfunctional relationship with food that not only ruined my body but controlled my life.
Food wasn’t ‘fun’ for me then. It wasn’t simple or easy. Every bite came with an avalanche of guilt and feelings of weakness (you can read more of my story here and here).
I refused to listen to my body. It sent me oh-so many signs that it wasn’t happy with the processed ‘diet’ food I was feeding it, but my head wouldn’t listen. My head was in charge and it was going to show my body who was boss, dammit!
Every Monday morning when I stood on the bathroom scales, I’d fight back tears and declare: ‘I hate you, fat belly, and this week I’m going to starve you off!’
It feels a world away from where I am now. Peaceful, playful, present, happy, healthy, and best of all – free.
But you know what? I’m not sorry that my journey took me there. My experience drives my passion to help women liberate themselves from the same sorts of issues. Knowing – first hand – just how devastating it can be to feel stuck in an unhealthy pattern helps me to be a more compassionate coach and truly understand what my clients are going through.
If you feel trapped in a destructive relationship with food (like I did), I’d love you to join me in The Sparkle Project, beautiful. It’s back, bigger and better than ever! More resources, more recipes, and more loving support to launch you into your happier, healthier life.
Grab your bathroom scales and get ready to throw them out the window.
The new and improved Sparkle Project is here! Click here to register now.
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See you on the inside, gorgeous.