Enough is as Good as a Feast
I’ve always loved this quote by Mary Poppins - it’s one of those ones when you hear it you pause for a moment, think, and then nod with a smile on your face, thinking “That is so simple, but so true” - and then the smile fades as you wonder “WHY didn’t I think of that?! That would’ve saved me from a WHOLE lot of binges and dirty dishes…”
But we have no time for looking back right now.
The purpose of this post isn’t to talk about that quote, though; today I want to talk more specifically about ‘Enough’.
I always refer to Intuitive Eating as being more like an Intuitive Lifestyle, and that’s because it is - it’s not just another diet, meal plan, or ‘phase’, it’s an entire lifestyle switch. Like a reset. And because of this, it doesn’t only involve food and appetite (though that is a big part of it); it involves everything else as well.
And I’ve found that a big part of learning to be Intuitive is learning ‘Enough’:
- Learning when you have eaten enough.
- Learning when you have exercised enough.
- Learning when you have worked enough.
- And, most importantly, learning that you ARE enough.
And so we need to remember that enough IS as good as a feast - and that, in my opinion, it’s even better. A feast leaves you bloated, slow, and guilt-ridden. It leaves you with a body in agony from being pushed too hard, and a mind that is tired and anxious from being overworked. And ‘a feast’ is everything society and the media tells us we should be - but despite what they try to make us believe, we are enough. And that’s even better because it’s real.
And so I encourage you to get in-tune with yourself and be consciously aware of ‘enough’. At the dinner table, in the gym, and even at your desk.
And then as you are standing in front of the mirror at the end of the day, reflecting back on all that you ‘didn’t do’, remember: You are enough. And that’s all you need to be.
“Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.” -Brené Brown “The Gifts of Imperfection”
- Posted:7 months ago
Good evening my wonderful followers! So as you know, I’m working on getting back on track, and I know that a lot of you are as well. So I took to it to creating a post that might help you get through it a little smoother. We can do this you guys!! So read on and let me know what you think, and what your tips are for getting back on track!!
Forgive yourself. What happens in the past is just that, in the past. You can’t do anything to change it, so don’t dwell over it. Just take a deep breath and move on.
Revisit your goals. This one depends specifically on how long you were off track. If it was longer than 3 or so weeks, you’ll need to take a look at your goals and slightly alter them. If you haven’t run in two months, don’t expect to be able to run a 10K your first day back on track. If you try to attempt things like this, you’ll only end up disappointing yourself and you’re bound to end up back off track.
Revisit your reason “why”. When you originally started your journey, you probably had a pretty clear reason why you wanted what you did. So dig deep and figure out what that was, and remind yourself of your ultimate goals. Maybe running a marathon is one, competing in fitness competitions, or being in the best shape of your life by your 18th birthday. Whatever it may be, tune in to that reason and keep it in your head at all times.
Think about why you want to get back on track. If you’re like me, you just can’t stand living like this anymore. The unhealthy food, the inactivity, it’s not worthy for my body and health. We deserve health, all of us. So think about why you’re choosing now as the time to get back on track. Are you ready for the commitment?
Start with small changes. Even if you’ve done this before, you can’t expect to get back to where you were in one day. You weren’t off track for one day, you didn’t neglect your priorities for one day, and you will not be able to change your entire lifestyle in one day. You need to understand this before you decide to commit.
Take things slowly, but don’t worry too much about the future. Take this journey meal by meal, day by day, or week by week. There is no need to plan out your workouts for 81238 days ahead. Worry about right now, or at most the week ahead. You can focus on the next month when the next month comes.
Find a support system. It can be “in real life”, on Tumblr, or anywhere else. Just find people who support your choice to get back on track, because a little support can go a long way.
I hope you found this helpful, and good luck on getting back on track. If you ever need anything, whoever you are, I’m always here for you!
Lots of love,
How badly do I need this!
- Posted:8 months ago
Sweet things are my weakness and I LOVE puppy chow! I think I might try this using PB2 as a sub for peanut butter
Calories- 100 Total Carbs- 18 Fat -2g Fiber-5g Protein- 2
You know that Puppy chow stuff that is really yummy!? Well it’s also 365 calories a cup! So here is my version but its only 100 calories!
Makes 4 Servings
- 2 Cups Fiber one Honey Squares
- 4 Tablespoons “I can’t believe it’s not butter”
- 2 Tablespoons Creamy All Natural Peanut Butter
- 2 Servings Truvia all Natural Sweetener.
- 1 Package of Fat Free Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 2 Squares of Reduced Fat Chocolate Almond Bark
- In a large mixing bowl melt butter, chocolate almond bark and peanut butter. (I used the microwave)
- After melted pour cereal into mixture. Stir gently
- Let the mixture cool for a good 20 minutes.
- After mixture has hardened pour the mix into a large zip lock bag, add the box of pudding mix and shake gently until coated.
- Posted:8 months ago