30 Day Challenge - Day 3

Today was a day of small challenges, those challenges where someone is saying something to you that you know is true and you know you battle with it, but you still want to deny it...

So for me that is with food, and the small differences that can in turn make big differences, like why did I have that smoothie - I didn't need it, or fighting a craving to have a cookie and one 'gremlin' telling me do it it won't make a difference and the other saying, don't do it you have done so well. This is where my willpower comes in and sometimes I simply fail and the gremlin wins! 

But, does he win (yes the gremlin is a he), so say I decide to have that cookie and even though I am having it for the wrong reasons I choose to enjoy it, savouring the taste, (perhaps finding out it wasn't worth it), being mindful and therefore ensuring my brain and body is aware of what I am eating.  Yes, it isn't keeping me on track but in that moment is it not a mentally healthier decision to be mindful rather than attaching a negative to the cookie?

Why is it that we say 'oh it is so bad I had x' or 'I had a piece of chocolate and now feel bad', if we are mindful about what we are eating, enjoying our food for what it is - keeping us alive - and truly engaging in the experience of food, whether at home or out.  Is that not better? Is that not a healthier decision over all?  I would love your thoughts! 

Of course I do know that no matter how much mindfulness is practised whilst eating, if it wasn't a very healthy choice then my body will tell me, be it headaches, tiredness or worse...  

So this journey continues and I am finding that writing at the end of the day is also helping to keep me on track, mindful, reflective and focussed. I can promise I will be always doing my best and am so appreciative of all the support networks around me.

Till tomorrow... 

xx