Hey y'all. I've been MIA on the fitness aspect of my page, I know. 🙊 I'll be honest with you, I definitely struggle with imposter syndrome! A.K.A. Not feeling qualified to do what I do. Despite the knowledge I have gained over the last 4 years studying fitness & nutrition, I still struggle with implementing it, consistently & practically.
From the simple exercise tips I share to the spiritual battles, I fight a lot of insecurity and vulnerability after posting. However, I can see the beauty of that & that is: I AM WALKING IT WITH YOU.
I struggle with the cycle of restricting and binge eating.
I struggle with motivation to work out on the rainy / tired days. (Uh, winter)
I struggle with finding my worth in my looks and not always with who I am in Christ.
I struggle with prioritizing a workout and meal prep over spending time in the Word with Jesus.
This proves that you can know it all, have all the tools you need to succeed, but nothing changes if it's not put into practice.
Part of putting your knowledge to practice, I believe for a LOT of women, is the heart work. We turn to food for comfort or to punish — rarely to nourish and steward.
My focus for myself right now is the heart-work. I know that I will never be fulfilled in this body, no matter what size it is. My fulfillment comes from Jesus Christ alone. I believe that when we have a true grip on that, food gets put back into its place - OFF of the throne of our heart.
This is not a typical approach to fitness. 😂 But I WHOLE-heartedly believe that so much of our struggle with food moderation, exercise motivation, and positive body image stems from a lack of knowing our identity in Christ.
I wanted to be upfront about why I haven't been posting. I fight a lot of lies (in my head) that I am a joke to others because I don't perfectly "look the part." And when I attempt to look the part, I end up in a very unhealthy place, mentally.
So, heres to taking care of our HEART, our MIND, and most importantly, our SPIRIT. That's where true freedom from diet culture, lies. I am on this journey WITH YOU!