I was talking to a friend last night about my quest to stop chasing skinny. I told her about some work/life changes and that I recently realized a major shift in my relationship with food and exercise.
I used to think I was someone who needed to eat five or six times a days (3 squares and snacks). Turns out, I think I did that out of boredom. My work-life has recently changed and my mind and heart are full of possibilities each time I sit down at my desk. I sometimes have to remind myself to eat! Don’t worry, I’m eating (and how), as evidenced here.
I used to think of fitness as all or nothing. I was either training for a marathon or a triathlon, or doing nothing. Turns out, with no race plans in close sight (I am targeting a duathlon in the fall), I work out when I want to. Because I want to.
So what happened with I stopped paying attention and simply lived my happy, healthy life?
- I eat what I want, when I want.
- I am not excessively exercising.
- I noticed that my new curves look more powerful and I dress those curves in clothes that fit instead of forcing them into an “ideal” size.
I am fit. I am healthy. I am not chasing skinny.
Have you ever stopped focusing or obsessing on the food or fitness and noticed a positive change?