what is it?
HD (Healthy Dream) Body Project
April 19, 2019
I have this goal of morphing my body from where it is now into my dream physique using sustainable, healthy practices. Not falling into the trap of excessive calories restriction and cardio.
My goal is to create this body through intuitive eating or shall I say intuitive dieting and exercise.
You could say that I’m going WAY back to basics. No tracking my food. And no weigh-ins. Unless you know, I go to the doctors and they force me onto the scale.
I want the process to be totally intuitive.
My thought is that by doing it this way, I’ll develop an intuitive skill of how to maintain my body at a certain place without having to rely on and be a slave to the scale and some food tracking app.
For one it saves a lot of time. And two it requires a lot of mindfulness. Both of which I could use more of!
A lot of feeling myself per se. Feeling if I’ve gained or lost weight. Feeling if I’m hungry or not. Feeling for what’s working and what’s not. Assessing myself via the mirror, my physical feelings and how my clothes fit rather than basing everything off of the scale and the measuring tape. Feeling for what portion size satisfies my hunger rather than trying to hit a target macro.
As I write this, I realize that ultimately I want to base my actions off of my subjective, internal judgement rather than something external because I think that if I can achieve my goal this way than there’s nothing ever stopping me. No excuses. All I need is myself.
What is my dream bod?
At this point in time…
April 19, 2019
Sounds kind of airy-fairy, I know.
It is also fucking hard because it require extreme discipline and vigilance.
I’m freaking up for the challenge though because I’m so freakin tired of tracking and over-exercising my way down to a certain size. I know I can lose weight this way. I’ve done it before. But it never lasts because I go too extreme. It’s too time consuming weighing and tracking all my food daily. I become obsessed. And ultimately even though I’ve achieve my aesthetic goal, I’m unhappy.
Nadda moo. Not down with that ANYMORE!
I want to keep it real. Sustainable. Intuitive. Natural. And healthy.
I don’t know how long it’ll take me. But I don’t really care. I’m in it for the long haul.
Yes like anyone, I’d love to snap my fingers and be where I want to be in T-minus 10 seconds. I’d even settle for a couple months. But I know it’s going to take far longer than that.
I see too many women in there 50s plus struggling to lose weight, having an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise and I defs don’t want that to be me. So I’m sucking it up now – hunkering down and doing this shit the right way.
Listening to my body. Eating well. And exercising. And of course, trying to improved all the other areas of my life which will help with weight loss AND WELL-BEING: sleep, relationships, stress, gut health, hormonal health, detox, work/life balance, ETC.
I’m going to document the whole thing with the hope of identifying the actions that lead to weight loss. And then perhaps creating a systems approach to helping others, maybe you, do the same thing.
The struggle is real. But I’d rather struggle with a real good purpose than complain and struggle mindlessly. Doing the right thing is always the right thing (even if it’s the wrong thing at the time, but you don’t know it, because you’ll learn from it).
Ok! I could type forever. I’m done.
Until next time 🙂