In that moment, what do you do…?
a) Do you walk away?
b) Eat the entire thing?
c) Eat one or two bites and then sneak back casually a few more times so no one notices?
In just a moment I’m going to share the superhero power that changed my binge and emotional eating behaviors permanently. But before I do, you gotta hear this story about my superhero.
Recently I was sitting at my regular tea date with my sister and aunts. Surrounded by mini sandwiches, salads and different selections of tea… dessert was coming soon.
Soon there would be sugary treats all around me.
In a future blog, I’m going to be sharing with you Winning The Sugar Game which will teach you to burn fat while transforming your relationship with sugar.
However, right now, you need to know the catalyst to me creating it.
Once upon a time, if someone put a bag of BBQ potato chips in front of me (the large bag), I would have eaten the entire bag. I ate bags of them weekly (not kidding).
And those desserts that I had at tea… they would have been in danger. I would have eaten 10 or so and said ‘yes’ to taking home the leftovers and then proceeded to eat them in the car on the way home.
I was the girl, who at the birthday party, prided herself on eating all of the frosting and leaving the cake. On the way home, I would chew the entire pack of gum in my purse.
Not only was I quietly addicted to sugar, I binged on my favorite foods regularly and I felt shame about it…
I assumed I was a hypochondriac and I was so insecure because it really did seem like I always had something wrong with me.
I was addicted to the worry and drama too. I didn’t know what it was like to not have something negative going on so I would literally create more of it through my relationships, body and career.
Here is the thing though… even during that drama, I always felt strangely different than others.
I knew there was no one else like me and no one who had the abilities that I had.
I knew that my life held a profound purpose. I also felt things in my body very deeply. I was in tune when there was something off or wrong, but I didn’t always trust in that.
I began to really listen to my body and I got to know her so deeply that I began to transition from hypochondriac to a hyper awareness.
Do you want to know why?
It’s because I’ve tapped into my special power.
We all have at least one.
I’ve discovered my superpower. I’m super in tune with my body. It freaks people out around me at times.
My son, Manny is really into superhero’s right now and at least once per day, he plays Superman and I play Wonder Woman.
Manny is the most incredible superhero I know, by the way (see photo above).
And…I absolutely am Wonder Woman and here is why…
To know yourself fully allows you to know others.
This has been my greatest gift… because of the journey it took me to get to know my body (I still learn every day), it has allowed me to be hyper aware when working with my clients.
Here are 3 steps + super power thoughts to help you access your own personal superpower.
1. Mature into your powers.
-I practice self-compassion.
-I work on my body every day and do things that make her happy.
2. Change your behaviors.
-I treat my body with respect. I trust her and I spend time with her.
-I slow down to listen.
3. Take off your mask and be authentic.
-I do things even though they are may be hard.
-I love myself more than anyone else does and I’m gentle.
-I share myself vulnerably with others instead of hiding.
#1 Super-hero power thought:
“I can have it if I want to, but I’m empowered to choose something different”
Walk through life with the mentality that you have a body and mind like a superhero… it’s strong, capable and likes to be challenged.
Renee “the girl who used to eat only the frosting”
PS. Since my private coaching now has a waiting list and I’m also aware not everyone can afford private coaching, I’ve decided to create a program due to the demand where you get an opportunity for live coaching with me and also some of my best tools at a fraction of the cost. I only have room for 10 people so if you want to be one, you need to let me know asap by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPS. Sorry about the “blank” superhero message from earlier. Why do you think that happened? Choose one: a) It was an invisible message b) I wasn’t managing my superhero team properly c) I wanted to remind you that you are a superhero