It’s Not A Diet

I’m choosing to eat healthy. I’m choosing to exercise. I’m choosing to be picky with what I put in my body. I’m choosing to eat out less. I’m choosing to drink more water. 

Please stop asking me how my diet is going…

It’s not a phase. It’s not magic. There are no pills involved. I’ve never wrapped my body or detoxed with syrup & Cayenne pepper. A “quick ten pounds” is not my objective.

“Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together” -Vincent  Van Gogh

If I choose to eat a candy bar tomorrow… nothing changes. I didn’t fail. I’m not going to gain 5lbs. I am able to pick up – right where I left off.

If I’m being honest – I haven’t exercised since last Friday. One week ago. And ya know what…? That’s Okay. I’m not ashamed. The choices I make are mine. My body. My rules. 

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” -Clint Eastwood

I am not a number on a scale, or a pant size. My stomach is not flat & certainly not toned – but I’m happy with healthy choices. I feel strong. I feel happy.

Stop calling it a diet.


7 thoughts on “It’s Not A Diet

  1. Woot Woot! You tell ’em, girl! It’s all about making a lifestyle change, finding sustainable practices that work with your goals and your way of life. I’m so proud of you. You know me, I’m still in the process of getting it right and mending my love/hate relationship with chocolate. However, I’ve got your back, and I know you have mine, so we’re unstoppable! Keep it up!



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