Within Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig, there is a statement that really changed my entire thinking about this [Whole30] journey. During a section where she is speaking about mindset and growth, Hartwig suggests that instead of claiming you are on a “healthy diet”, why not try stating that you are a “healthy eater”. Something as simple as that seemed to turn on a light inside me that I have apparently been keeping shut off (or at least on a dimmer) and during my appointment with Holly this week, it really hit me. Instead of saying that I am on a diet, or that I am eating healthy for “x” amount of time until I reach a goal, I want to be able to claim that I am a healthy person. Sure, Whole30 is a 30 day stint (well, 60 days in my case) but it is the building blocks of learning to live a healthy lifestyle. I am tired of holding onto the mindset that this is “temporary” and that I “can’t wait to be done dieting”, because that type of outlook is only holding me back. I have to start looking at this journey as one with no end, one that is about the process and not the destination. I need to stop fighting it and let the word “healthy” become more than just about the food I put in my mouth.
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