You might feel like you aren't in the same shape you used to be.
Or maybe you've never been fit a day in your life.
And here you are, in your forties, fifties, sixties, seventies. Still struggling. Still dealing with this issue. Still measuring food and buying low fat and thinking about it all the time but never being any closer to freedom.
What's the missing ingredient? Is it diet? Exercise? If that were the case, everyone who is dieting and exercising would be getting fitter. But that's not happening.
It is impossible to move forward without forgiveness.
What? Isn't it all about calories in/calories out? You would think so, but we are made intricately interconnected; body, mind and spirit.
Most people who come to me for coaching are masters at beating themselves up. Never good enough. Failure! Failure! I was that way, too. For most of my life, I thought the hole I'd dug for myself was too deep to ever get out of. It was too late. I was officially a big, fat failure.
Then a miracle occurred. I saw my critical inner voice for what it really was. Not the Truth. Not a guide for my life. Not something or someone trying to protect me. The critical inner voice was a LIAR that was fueled by fear.
And that fear was rooted in shame. Guilt says I did something wrong. Shame says I AM something wrong. I was ashamed of myself; of how far off track I was, at how lost I was, at how miserable I was, at how I had failed over and over.
There is an ANTIDOTE to shame. It is powerful. It is miraculous. It is forgiveness.
Can you receive forgiveness for where you are right now? For the wrong turns you made? For the violations you've made to your own integrity? For not caring for your body the way you wish you had?
Know this. You are already forgiven. It is your work to receive that truth. We all seem to think that our failure is the one failure that is immune to the antidote, but that is just another lie. Forgiveness is big enough and powerful enough to cover ANY failure. And no hole is too deep. Forgiveness can reach down and pick you up, no matter how far down you feel.
Repeat after me: I am forgiven for digging this hole for myself. I receive forgiveness and allow it to soak into me and heal me from the inside out. I will make choices out of that place of forgiveness for the rest of my life. I will practice gratitude for this second (third, fourth) chance. And I will stop being ruled by the voice of fear and shame.
You are now free to live your very best life. Enjoy!