“If it’s white don’t bite”—food rule of my childhood
Our brains are processing conversations, images, & other stimuli in our environment constantly consciously & subconsciously
When presented with information by loved ones or people we trust, it gets even trickier
Growing up in a house with parents that are always yo yo dieting, putting their body shape down or making comments about how you don’t live up to the ideal standard plays a MASSIVE role in shaping your beliefs, ideals, & self-concept
When I was a kid I;
Had my stomach fat pinched while watching biggest loser being told that could be me 1 day
Did my first diet at 9 years old, the same one my dad did as a “chunky kid”-bananas & milk
Was encouraged to EAT but also watched women in my life struggle with their weight & blame it on food or I’d be ridiculed for eating ‘too much’ at random
Saw women with tiny waists on so many album covers, magazines, & stages that it was news worthy when a woman with a bigger frame was seen embracing her body or winning a show like American idol
I developed thoughts & beliefs that I didn’t realize would influence me later in life
While people in my life & the media are NOT to blame for my downfalls I give them lots of praise for my uprise
I learned from all of it
But unfortunately, for a large part of my young life I thought about calories, being too fat, never having a small enough stomach, having big legs, eating unhealthy & being judged because I was bigger, the list goes on!
Rules of food, good v bad, fattening v fat burning, allowed v restricted; all of this dictated the start of my fitness journey, my disordered eating, exercise, & continued body image issues
How grateful I am for all of it though as it led me to bodybuilding which forced me to shine a light on those dark places, heal my relationship with food & my body & led me to helping other women do the same
What helped me? WORKING ON MY MINDSET
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Can’t wait to see you in there improving your relationship with food, your body, and your goals in every season🧠
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