by Natalie Ruggeri May 17, 2016 3 min read 0 Comments

After spending years, actually pretty much my entire life on the yoyo diet express train to crazy town and going no where I can honestly say I've found something that works, not just for me but for anyone who dares to get their hands dirty and take ownership of their lives, habits, behaviours and ACTION'S

I think the majority of us out there know which foods are good and not so good for us on a whole, but for some reason we still can't steer away from consuming foods that don't serve us or we still avoid or come up with excuses why we don't exercise! WHY??

I want to share what was different about this time for me, you see I had a general knowledge of healthy foods, god knows I bought like almost every diet book on the market, I knew if I wanted to lose weight exercise was a given, yet years went by and I barely even walked unless it was necessary. So what was different this time as apposed to the count less other times I tried to lose weight?? 

The difference was, I wanted to do it for ME!!

Yep this is something that Nat wanted and needed to do for herself and on many levels by herself. I wasn't trying to lose weight for a special occasion or milestone, I wasn't trying to lose weight to make others happy because they thought I had to do something about my weight, god knows I spent years trying to lose weight to get people off my FN back and make them feel better, I wasn't trying to lose weight to feel accepted and loveable, I came to realise that others acceptance and love wasn't enough for me to change, I had to love myself enough and accept where I was to start making the changes needed.

And for the WHY it worked, it worked because finally I gave up this battle me and the diet world had, I surrendered to the fact that me ,myself and I and most importantly my MIND was the miracle here! You see I like so many of you out there out of desperation jump on to a diet or program, our minds aren't really ready for it but we become so desperate that we convince our minds that yes, this is the one, I can stick to this restriction, depravation and insanity and we try, we try super hard then we realise after a week or maybe 2 if we are lucky that it's all to hard and boommm there we go again, another diet failed. 

Once our mind is truly ready for real change, and once we are wanting to change for ourselves on our own will things just start working, for me I told myself daily just make better choices, so that's what I did, it was a daily decision I made for myself and I still do to this day, I am far from perfect but I know what feeling alive, healthy and happy feels like now so naturally my choices daily are better and focused around health, not punishment, restriction or a diet that I know deep down I won't stick to. Sometimes our minds need a little kick in the pants too, It will tell you you won't stick to it, It will tell you you aren't good enough and it will tell you you are a failure, but go ahead and do it anyway!!

 Do it for YOURSELF!! Do it because you too deserve to feel happy and healthy, don't do it because people are on your case about your weight, they might have good intentions for you but I know how it feels to not feel enough regarding our weight/looks, you are enough period!! But if you aren't feeling 100% because of your weight then do things to start to make yourself feel better, Focus on health, not a dress size or a number on the scale, there are plenty of size 0 peeps out there that aren't healthy and are damaging themselves to be that size! Eat real foods, nourishing foods and things you enjoy, move your body the way it feels natural and right for YOU!!! Not to be like everyone else, do always what's best for you, You are totally worth feel amazing, happy and healthy and only you can make it happen xx



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