So, what does unjunking yourself do?
It peels away the crap you’ve surrounded yourself with for months, sometimes YEARS. Layer by layer the lies you’ve been telling yourself and the fat you’ve been trying to protect yourself with falls away. Who knows why we bury ourselves with food and sentence ourselves to couch confinement? Sometimes it’s so we have a built-in excuse to NOT do something. To stay afraid. Other times it’s so that we forget who we really are inside. Maybe you feel like you don’t deserve to be happy.
At what point do we consciously, or subconsciously, decide that WE ARE NOT WORTH IT?
When someone calls you a failure so much that you start to believe it? Is it a matter of perfectionism? When we can’t have everything done perfectly, we say SCREW IT, I’m not doing it at all? As a matter of fact, we decide to be perfectly bad to ourselves instead!
That’s my problem. When I set my mind to something, I do it. ALL THE WAY. That includes eating an entire pizza. Leave no slice left unscarfed. But I did that because I didn’t feel as if I could be perfectly healthy. I didn’t think I was worth enough to go to the gym instead. I didn’t feel deserving of a healthy meal full of veggies and whole grains.
I punished myself for not being perfect.
But after shedding nearly twenty pounds by nourishing myself from the inside out, I realized being a perfectionista is not fun. It’s tiring. It’s okay to be human. You are allowed to make mistakes and walk a wavy line.
When you’re not consumed with food and why you aren’t this or you aren’t that, you find out that you are pretty darn AWESOME.
And the world deserves to have you and your endless awesomeness.
By Mystery Meat, a contributing blogger for JenningsWire.