This is not a recipe – LOL ;p
The blog this morning Listen to and Trust Your Body has brought up more for me to share and I welcome your input – this is a broad topic and something I feel is not discussed in any diet book, exercise plan or wellness strategy known to me. And thank you Eunice Minford for your inspiration.
One of my work colleagues is on a gym/diet regime. She came into work one morning on wobbly legs after a tough session with her personal trainer and felt exhausted. A few minutes later, she came back to her desk with a ham and cheese toasty saying that it was her reward for the hammering she received from the trainer that morning. Does one simply cancel out the other?
I’ve realised there’s a pattern or excuses in how I/we eat:
- I’ve had a really full-on day at work so am going to have a few drinks/eat this chocolate/have ice-cream for dinner.
- It’s been a crazy morning and its Friday – let’s have donuts/cake/biscuits!
- My family/friends are in town and I haven’t seen them for such a long time so it’s only once in a while and I miss the apple pie/cheesy pasta bake/home brew/pizza we always have together.
- I’m exhausted and worked really hard today and don’t have time to cook so will just get take-away tonight/for lunch.
- Toast/cereal/crisps are quick and I have had great meals this week so I’ll splurge.
- I’m out with everyone enjoying myself so I’ll have a few extra drinks/bar snacks/hot chips because I want to hang out and we’re all having so much fun to stop and eat properly.
- I’ve only had two meals today so tomorrow I can have the extra prawns/omelet/nuts and that’s OK.
- For the last four weeks I’ve been on a detox and it’s finishing tomorrow so I’m going out for a big slap up meal to celebrate!
I could go on … but you get the picture?
Contrary to popular belief, we are not here to indulge in everything that comes our way. As Serge Benhayon once said, “a lion doesn’t eat more than it needs – why do we?” The lion doesn’t hunt down another zebra because it had a hard day; they only eat when they need to – why do we, a supposedly superior species, choose to gorge ourselves?
I feel it’s like the pattern we see in people who have been ill for a long time, for example, whose only desire when their treatment is finished to “go back to the life I had before” – but isn’t it that life that caused the ill in the first place? Why do we continue to create ill patterns of behaviour that continue to feed back to us the disregard we are treating the body with in the first place?
And even with moderate exercise and eating well and feeling fantastic – Why do we choose to not to feel the power of clarity in my body all the time? Why is there a part of me that feels the need to reward this ‘good’ behaviour and not simply honour our true way of being and celebrate it?
Is it not enough that we feel amazing and simply want to build that yummy amazingness in our bodies? Is that not reward enough?
Why do I continue to hold myself from my true expression by ‘rewarding’ my behaviour with food that doesn’t build more love? In truth, it holds me from expressing more love and keeps me in a temporal/physical spin away from my true nature.
Questions, questions! Can of worms …