I have to be honest.
I have to be real.
Rules are not for me.
I’m not sure what continually draws me towards following others dietary rules, guidelines, cleanses and detoxes . . .
Is it the hope of weight loss? . . . I hope not . . . but I fear that it is.
Is it the hope of miraculously turning into an inspiring blogger who others look up to? . . . I hope not . . . but I fear that it is.
Is it the hope of trusting in others opinion of the ideal diet instead of trusting my own? . . . I hope not . . . but I fear that it is.
It seems that as soon as I put pressure on myself to follow a set of rules . . . I just want to rebel.
I often eat smoothies for dinner . . . as soon as it’s given to me as a rule . . . I want anything but a smoothie for dinner.
I rarely drink coffee throughout the week . . . as soon as I’m told I’m not allowed . . . it’s all that I want.
I reflected for a long time last night because I really felt like a failure. I really felt bad about myself because I set out to accomplish something and I just couldn’t stick with it. I questioned myself and what it is inside of me that wasn’t allowing me to succeed.
Then I reminded myself to Be Kind
I just need to accept that I move to the beat of my own drum. Some need rules to stick to and feel at home doing so. While sometimes I wish I was that kind of person. I’m just not. I need to accept that and stay true to me.
I can take inspiration from others but in the end I need to listen to my inner guide and do what feels right for me.
I adore the Clean Program - and I basically live through their program on a regular basis but for me there just can’t be rules. If I feel like a coffee, I will have a coffee. If I feel like 1 smoothie instead of 2, that’s o.k.
I’m going to continue to post a lot of my meals and recipes – as I will be basically staying true to the program with a little alterations here and there
I need to know . . .
Are there others out there just like me? Leave me a shout out in the comments if you have that feisty rule breaker gene inside of you like I do!
Please remember to always listen to your inner guide . . . regardless if you feel you may disappoint others . . . it won’t steer you wrong.
Love you friends, xo