What's More Important Than Weight Loss?

girl-843076_1280 Everything is more important than thinking about weight loss.

Today I was listening to a podcast with Anita Moorjani and Tera Warner. I’m fascinated by this woman’s story. Have you heard of Anita Moorjani? She wrote a book called Dying To Be Me and it was brilliant.

The book is about her near-death-experience (NDE) and what she learned from it. How does this relate to weight loss you ask? Get ready for something so simple yet so hard to hear. Very simply put, in the interview Anita said the biggest lesson she learned from her NDE was…YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.

I can hear you now, “What? That can’t be true. I’m too busy bashing myself for eating pizza last night when there was salad in the fridge. I’m too busy worrying about my belly fat and having to go up a size in my new jeans. No one is going to think I’m perfect right now.”

And this is where we begin. I’m not here to get on a soapbox and preach to you because trust me, I’ve had my own body hang ups in my life (hint: that’s why I’m became a health coach and yoga instructor- to help you overcome your body slamming issues and lovingly losing weight). If we continue thinking our happiness, worth and love revolves around our dress size, then we keep our selves in an eternal love/hate/hate/hate relationship with our bodies and lives.

Can we begin right now, this breath, to have better communication with ourselves? Maybe believing that you are PERFECT right now just as you are is not a place you can begin with but how about this: I am in the process of loving my life and body right now. OOOOH…that sounds good. Once you start form a willingness to be in the process of loving yourself right now, then eventually through time, tears and laughter, you’ll actually be in the feeling place of really loving your perfect self now.

When you allow your self-love to shine through your daily actions and lifestyle you probably will want to eat foods that nourish your body resulting in easy weight loss. You might want to start exercising or taking yoga classes, which could lead to weight loss. You might fill up on nature walks, mediation and dancing instead of eating a pint of ice cream resulting in guess what??? Weight loss.

If you have a deep desire to be healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and just be happy then start with number uno, YOU BABE.

If you focus on being happy in your life (instead of the number on the scale) I can guarantee you’ll lose weight because you’re not going to be headed to the cookie jar. You’ll be filled up with goodness instead of processed foods.

Start living your life with what fills you up. “But Paige, I don’t have time to do what I want to do”. I know most peoples schedule are jammed packed with To Do list longer than your Christmas Wish list when you were 5 years old. I get it. But if we keep returning to the good ole’ excuses we will never change.

This week, for 15 minute one day, do something that brings you JOY. This will take the focus off your weight and onto your perfectness. Just 15 minutes to start and that will lead to 20 minutes, 30 minutes and on and on. Here are some ideas to get you back to living:

  • Put you first even if it’s just 15 minutes.
  • Read a book.
  • Browse the isles of your favorite store.
  • Cook a delicious quick dinner and then take a walk outside.
  • Get on the phone with your best friend.
  • Look at vacation destinations on the Internet.
  • Give yourself a foot massage.
  • Start knitting a scarf.
  • Do you have essential oils lying around? Make you own essential oil perfume.
  • Get you yoga mat out and do some sun salutations
  • Scrapbook like an artist
  • Color in the latest adult coloring book.
  • Turn upside down on the monkey bars in the playground near your home.

Make your happiness and self- appreciation the priority of your life. You don’t have to have a NDE to make changes in your life and appreciate your life and body. Thank God. But sometimes I feel and witness ladies are living at a near death existence due to their attack on their bodies’ size and weight.

Are you ready for change? Are you ready to live in your perfectness? Then do it.

Leave a comment below and share how what you can do in your life today to get you focus off weight loss and onto your perfectness?