Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dazed and Confused

I know a handful of ladies out there that have problems with nutrition. I have had clients who have had problems with nutrition and let me tell you most of the time, it's because they are not eating enough. I somehow, don't even seem to have that problem, it's usually the opposite :)!

I am not to sure why a lot of women obsess about their dress size or whether or not they can fit into the same pair of jeans they still have from the 1970's, as a measure of how they look today. I am not to sure why some women are always trying to eat 'less' versus eating healthy. We don't need to deprive ourselves to look and feel the way we want to.

I blame a lot of it on society and all the information and diet fads that have come and gone over the years. Let's look at the Atkins Diet. There are still women all over the world who are trying to cut 'carbs' from their diet, because they heard years ago that it works. Does it? Is it realistic?

Then you get those who do not eat enough and do not lose weight, which I am sure only feeds the problem. They keep eating less, because their not losing weight and then they stop eating at all (k, I may have taken that to the extreme).

Now I know there are men out there that have these issues to and I am not trying to single out women. I have just had a lot of run in's with the situation lately and it has all been in the female sex.

When are we going to just learn to love ourselves for who we are, no matter what size we are?? I won't lie and say that I don't have days where I feel fat and bloated, but they are few and far between these days. Feeling that way gets me nowhere. Instead, go do something that is going to make you feel good, like your favorite activity. I bet you $100 (again, monopoly money) that if you went for a hike, the fat thoughts would disappear, because life is so much more than how your clothes fit on that particular day.

In conclusion, be happy, be healthy, and be active. You can be everything you want to be, but you won't get there anytime fast with negative thoughts about the way you look. You need to build yourself up with confidence inspiring thoughts. LOVE YOURSELF in every sense of the word. As my friend Lina would say, LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH!!!


Devon said...

Absolutely! Good post sista!

Ellie Greenwood said...

Awesome comments Nicola. I'm often intrigued if I would run faster if I was skinnier, and who knows - maybe I would be, but I definitely wouldn't be happier. Skinnyness does not equal happiness!

Nicola Gildersleeve said...

Oh I too have had those thoughts. You are pretty thin and seem to do quite well at whatever race weight you do race with. Dip to low and I think initially you might run faster but then bad things are bound to occur. All the underweight girls on my track team ended up injured. Correlation, I think so!