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The Fight

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!

Domestically Yours,
Natasha Kay

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5 thoughts on “The Fight

  1. It’s so true!
    I am on my way to “winning the fight” I just upped my time and resistance on the recumbent cross-trainer today! it felt so good when I was doing it, knowing I am treating my temple well.

    Posted by Jake Carte | April 12, 2011, 10:32 am
    • Awesome, Jake!! Your story is already inspiring and I can’t even imagine how much “damage” your testimony will do! I’m very proud of you!

      Posted by Natasha Kay | April 12, 2011, 10:35 am
  2. That is great to hear Tasha. I am in the fight phase but I’m finding it easier as I surround myself with good food and keep reading things like your blog. I remember when I had to stop drinking milk, now, over 10 years later, I don’t even enjoy the taste! Now I just have to retrain my buds to the tune of not enjoying bad chips (I’m a salty girl) 🙂

    Posted by Erin Philps | April 12, 2011, 10:35 am
    • What a great example! I remember when you drank milk every day and what a battle it was to try and change your habits — this is EXACTLY what I’m talking about! 🙂

      And I totally agree — surrounding yourself with positive affirmation and like-minded people who inspire you to make healthy changes definitely makes the whole thing easier. I find that just blogging about this stuff is making it easier for me to make smarter choices. Kind of like a subtle but very present accountability!

      Posted by Natasha Kay | April 12, 2011, 10:37 am

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