#Heartblog // Telling The Truth To Yourself
I have spent the last year of my life, promising myself that tomorrow I would break-up with sugar.
I consider myself a healthy eater. I work out. I don't go in the sun. I do everything I am supposed to do. I had one vice, SUGAR. All kinds. All day. I guess that's what makes me so sweet!
Even after I was diagnosed with Thyroid Disease, I continued to sneak away mid-afternoon to eat dark chocolate, or a gluten free cupcake. In my heart, I knew that I was lying to myself. I knew I was addicted to sugar. I watched all the documentaries, and I still couldn't kick it. I knew that I would feel better if I wasn't having sugar crashes. I knew exactly what I needed to do to look and feel my best and somehow everyday I did the exact opposite. Has anyone else experienced this?
Then I decided that tomorrow would be today.
It's been 7 days without sugar and I feel amazing. I did it!
But, it isn't really about the sugar. It's about being honest with yourself and doing that thing that is good for you no matter how hard it is. I suspect that many of us have struggled with something like this. It could be anything, from promising yourself that you are not going to let that person who abuses your heart into your life anymore, following the same patterns of over-eating, swearing, lying, texting while driving! We all do things that we KNOW we shouldn't and somehow it become easy to lie and make excuses for ourselves to ourselves.
You know, it was really nice to look at myself in the mirror today and I know that I am accountable to my best self. That I do not have to place my better days in tomorrow. That I am living my very best life now, and that I have the willpower to be the person I promised myself I would be. Plus, I feel amazing. (Sugar really is the devil.)
It's seems so silly, over some skittles and some cake. But, I don't think it's possible to really like yourself, unless you are honest with yourself.
I hope this inspires you to DO THE THING that you promised yourself you would do. Be the person that your beautiful soul deserves!