This blog entry has been a long time coming. I have been referring to it on Facebook for months now and here I am, finally writing it.
To be honest and truthful, I can’t remember the last time that I weighed myself!
I just remember making the decision to no longer be a slave to the scale!
How did I come to this decision and how have I stuck to this decision for the last (approx) 3 months?
If memory serves me correctly, it was not long after I returned from my vipassana experience in January 2013. The sense of peace that came over me after this experience, helped me to accept me the way that I am. One of my lessons in that experience, was learning to be myself – warts and all, no matter what! So after returning home, I wanted to focus on good health and consistently exercising daily. I decided that this would be my main focus. I also realised whilst I was on the meditation course that I was only causing misery in my life by consistently getting on that scale everyday and allowing it to dictate how I will feel today. It wasn’t conscious. It was just the result of getting on that scale.
I prefer to feel happy from the good food that I am taking into my body
I prefer to feel happy from the workout that I worked my ass off in today
I prefer to feel happy from the way that I am feeling in the clothes that I am wearing today because it may feel a little or a lot looser than before.
It’s amazing the changes that you notice when you step away from the scale!
Why would we want to allow what someone else has invented as a way that was supposed to be to keep humanity healthy, become the thing that rules our minds and our lives?
The more I thought about it, the more I realised how crazy it was.
I am in no way, judging anyone else who allows this. I completely understand why you’re there because I have been there but now I understand and see it in a new light and perspective. I know it’s not easy place to reach but I am writing this blog to share with you that it is POSSIBLE to no longer be a slave to the scale!
How have I stuck to it so far?
I have to say firstly, that it has not been challenging in the least. I see the scale in my walk in robe everyday, and I have no desire and no pull to wanting to stand on that scale. If I ever did have a momentary lapse of weakness, I quickly had a vision & snippet of the feeling that I would have after standing on it and allowing it to be my master once again. And that was enough to have me walk away.
Since starting my weight loss journey over 2 years ago and embarking on it more as a change in lifestyle, rather than just a diet – starting my Facebook page, and experimenting with different things that I have been intuitively guided to, such as raw foods, juicing, smoothies, vegetarian dishes, nutrition in general, fitness and so much more – have helped me to focus on what’s best for MY body. Focus on what I am putting in and how I move it daily. Getting a better understanding of all the information that I am taking in everyday,and converting to my experience.
There are so many sites, people, inspirational quotes, sayings, etc..that have inspired me to be where I am today. All that knowledge and support that I have been receiving has brought me to this place. One where I can today, say and truly feel that I am looking after me & my family in the best way possible.
Somebody special & wise (my hubby) reminded my son last night, and I took that in for my own experience – “There is no arrival – it’s all about the journey!”
I think that this is my answer as to why I am still able to stand strong and no longer allow the scale to be the master of my life and my mind – the realisation and the experience that I am still on a journey. I have been able to shake off something that didn’t serve me and through that process found other things that are serving me in the highest light.
But in the meantime, it does not mean that I have the ultimate power or that I am a guru or that I am the healthiest person on this planet !
No – not at all.
The scale is just one of many obstacles that I have gratefully been able to overcome.
Just like the obstacles of junk food, soda drinks, excess sugar in our diets, exercise, and so many more that I have mostly overcome on this journey. It’s all just that. A journey.
Sometimes, I find myself being faced by these obstacles again – I like to see them as tests of my strength and my will. Most of the time, I win. Sometimes I don’t.
But it’s what you do to get back up.
It’s what you do to keep moving forward.
It’s what you do with that strength inside you.
Acknowledging it and embracing it makes it stronger.
So I would like to complete this entry just by saying thank you for allowing me to share my experience and wisdom obtained on this part of my journey. I share this as how it has changed my life, in the hope that it can potentially change somebody else’s along the way …
I leave you with this quote and many blessings: