I had one of those “ah-hah” moments the other day. I realized that eating healthy and exercising daily is second nature to me now. I actually want to eat healthy foods and I want to hit the gym! It made me think back to when I was fighting to lose my extra weight. I had to drag myself to the gym (if I went at all!) and I had to fight the urge to buy that chocolate bar every single time I went to the grocery store. Now I breeze right by those bars without a second thought.
The irony is, now that I’m at my goal weight, I can technically “afford” to have those indulgences and yet I don’t want them. And more ironic is the fact that even though I don’t need to lose weight, I have even more desire to hit the gym! Seems a little backwards, doesn’t it?
The point I hope you’re taking from this is that if you’re still in the fight phase, have hope that it won’t be like this forever! I often hear people complain that losing weight is pointless because they don’t want to spend the rest of their lives dieting. But the truth is, once you stop thinking you have to “diet well” and instead focus on “eating well”, you won’t struggle with resisting that second donut or heck, even a donut at all! You will have experienced first-hand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and you won’t want to go back!
There was a day when you could have found me doing this…
And now, after living in the US for over 6 months, I can honestly say that I haven’t had a single Krispy Kreme! Coming from a recovering donut-aholic, that’s a big deal. And it proves that the fight doesn’t last forever. Just get through this part of the battle and before you know it, your healthy lifestyle will be the most natural thing in the world. Second to your fit bod, of course!