Hi There! Happy Easter:)
Yes, really…I repeat these blogs each and every holiday because we need the reminder. It’s not that you don’t know what to do… I believe you have the knowledge, tools and information to be successful today…
But.. it’s easy to get distracted and persuaded into the moment, and before you realize it, you’ve uncomfortably overeaten the ENTIRE Easter basket. AND we both know this behavior is NOT aligned with you feeling the way you wanna feel in your body.
If you end up going that route.. that’s ok. What’s not ok … is judging yourself for what you did, feeling ashamed, feeling bad (physically and emotionally), feeling guilt and AND most importantly feeling ANGRY about having “0” control around food.
Today, instead of sending you a “healthy recipe,” a “FAT BURNING workout” or giving you the “5 tips to stay on track during the Holiday,”… I’m giving you a sacred mind tool…
“Anticipating Suffering and DON’T even going there.”
Know yourself. Know that most people aren’t like us and they aren’t going to understand our behavior around food. And that’s ok.
Today, when you find yourself vulnerable and you can anticipate eating the ENTIRE chocolate bunny… plus… everything else… don’t put yourself in that position.
If you even slightly think you’ll lose control around that chocolate bunny, why would you even play yourself to THINK you’ll be ok with one bite?!?!? NOPE… don’t go there today. Yep. Cross that idea off the list!
Here’s a short story of what happened to me last Easter:
I have a friend who had an easter BBQ at her home. There was a HUGE Brazilian chocolate egg (milk chocolate) in the kitchen with stuffed chocolates of all sorts.
So my curious self says, hmmm… I’ll just try it… so I did… and my taste buds went BONKERS! Like crazy eyes popping out of head. (I know I’m kinda Dramatic..haha). Anyhoo, I probably made (like no joke) 10 visit from outside to inside… and each time grabbing more chunks of it. (By the way, this thing was HUGE… if you haven’t experienced a Brazilian Chocolate Egg… Don’t Even Go There! But you can google the image to get a better idea of what I’m talking about). It’s sugar crack… Seriously I had “0” control. By the time everyone came in the house to eat dessert (“the choclate egg”)… ummm… It was GONE! I was so embarrassed and physically sick. I ate the ENTIRE dessert!
TIME TRAVEL: That day, if I could rewind and re-do, which this year is a new opportunity… I would have anticipated my suffering and not even tricked myself into trying it. You wanna know why? Because I know myself. And that’s me just being real.
Try This Today…
1. Be real with yourself and “ANTICIPATE SUFFERING AND DON’T EVEN GO THERE.”
2. If you found value in todays newsletter share it with friend/family and social media.
3. If you need help, I got you. Email me at info@TanyaSilva.com.
- The concept above saves me not only for the Holidays, but in all situations I feel emotionally vulnerable in. I don’t allow the curiosity to trick me anymore. I anticipate my behavior and I refuse to put myself in situations that break me down.
Anyhoo… Happy Easter! xoxo.
And in the meantime, Remember to Look, Feel & Be Your Best Today!
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Habit Relapse: The Fastest Way to Get Back on Track…
Often times we’ll be doing so good with our eating habits and workout routines until… BAM.. a Holiday or Celebration hits. We (over)indulge in sugars and carbs, we start skipping our workouts, and day by day we slowing become more lenient with what we put into our mouth. Before we know it… we’ve “fallen and we can’t get back up!”
OBVIOUSLY these aren’t the desired habits, thoughts & behaviors that are aligned with us feeling the way we want to feel in our body.
What I’ve described above, is also called a Habit Relapse. It happens. And guess what else happens? Frustration. The key is to get you out of this emotion as soon as possible!!!
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, frustration means a state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.
Frustration can also mean- defeat, disappointment & let down.
There are several reasons why we want to get out of this emotional state immediately!
#1. It just doesn’t feel good.
#2. Being frustrated can lead to being stuck. This emotion can be dangerous and a threat to our progress. When we’re frustrated, we could end up doing some pretty damaging things, like emotional eating …that’s why I want to make sure we get you back to feeling good ASAP!
“People don’t do positive things in a negative state of energy.”- @DietJunkE
After a relapse…
Have you ever felt so frustrated you just wanted to cry (binge eat, or both)? I’m talking about the type of frustration that leaves you feeling so defeated and hopeless that you just don’t know what to do?
F.A.I.L: “First Attempt In Learning.” -Unknown
*Each time a habit relapse happens, ask yourself, was there any progress made from the last habit relapse? For example: Perhaps you didn’t eat as much food this binge as last, or maybe you didn’t take as many days off from your workouts like last time. THAT’S PROGRESS!
TAKE ACTION NOW:
Each time we F.A.I.L, (hopefully), we learn and grow. We can acknowledge what triggers us & what habits no longer serve us. Next step is to get curious about it. Do you even remember what triggered you to relapse in the first place? For instance, why did I engage in a behavior that is not aligned with me feeling the way I want to feel in my body? How did this happen? And Last, Seek Out Solutions. If I could prevent this from happening again in the future, how would I handle this differently?
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I know it’s easy to put yourself last on the list… and to tell yourself that you’ll get to YOU later. But in this case, I really want you to avoid delaying your happiness for a moment longer.
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I would love to hear from you:) If you’ve ever experienced a HABIT RELAPSE and you’ve gotten yourself out of it, please share with the rest of us your tactics. Or, if this information came just at the right time… how’d it help you?
And Remember to Look, Feel & Be the Best-Version-of-Yourself Today!!!