I’m going on a rant tonight. I’m sorry if at times I come off harsh but I am so over it. Many years ago I made the decision to change my life. Not go on a diet, not take some magic pill, not try the latest gadget, fad, or quick fix-em up. I made the choice to change my life. I made many changes in my diet, aka the foods that I eat and choose not to eat. But I am currently not dieting, nor will I ever. Yes there are times that I eat cleaner and healthier than normal and there are times when I eat a cookie. But overall I make the choice every day, again because it is a lifestyle, as in — this is the way I live my life each day — to eat foods that are good for me.
Now, what brings up such fierce emotions as these? I am talking loud and with my hands as I type this. Last week around the water cooler a box of yummy delicious donuts were being passed around. I politely declined and honestly really didn’t feel any temptation. I will say that the thought of how they tasted did provoke a bit of drool in the first few minutes that box entered the office. But I was happy to say no, and went on about my morning doing what I do. Someone had the bright idea to place the box on the desk in front of mine so I had the privledge of seeing everyone come and go for their tasty treat.
Did I say anything to anyone who came for a donut? NO, absolutely not!!! Why? 1. It’s not my business. They did not ask me to hold them accountable nor teach them the ways of healthy eating. not my business. 2. It would have been plain rude to say, “hey, fatty do you really think you should be eating that!?” 3. I wish I could say I don’t really care, but the fact is I do! I’m a health and fitness coach, my life’s purpose is to help people get healthy and fit.
So why so much annamosity? Because just about every person who stopped by for a donut had something to say to me about not wanting or eating one!!! Seriously… comments like…
“oh, she’s on a diet”, ” that’s right, you don’t eat this stuff”, “come on just one”, “omg! they are so good, you should have one.” To each and every comment I smiled and replied “no thank you”
I truly believe actions speak louder then words. If I want someone to trust me and allow me to be a part of their health and fitness journey then I must act in a way worthy of that trust. There is a motivational post that floats around face book that say’s “I thought of stopping, but then I noticed who was watching” Everybody is watching. I don’t live my life because of who is watching me but I am aware that living my life people are watching. I’d probably have gained 10 pounds in the past 2 months at this job if I ate the way everyone else eats. I’d rather be me and make healthy choices.
I say all this, and I have to say, I am not perfect. I already said that I eat cleaner and healthier at times and I sometimes have to many “treat meals”. I love chocolate and find that is the biggest temptation to resist. The people I work with see me eat candy, and I’ll even amuse my boss and eat a cookie when he insists. I guess what I want back is respect. Respect for doing the right thing in the face of temptation. If it were anyone else, I’d congratulate them for making healthy choices. Maybe that is the coach in me, or maybe it’s really just who I am.
And for those of you who are interested in learning how to eat healthy I am starting a 21 fix challenge group March 31. Message me for details