“I don’t have time to lose weight during the pandemic” is a bullshit excuse and I’m calling you out because someone needs to say it.
Each day you promise yourself this is the last day you’re going to zone out with a bag of Reese’s peanut butter eggs in front of the TV. Only to repeat the cycle the next day because you’re so overwhelmed with all the feels because this situation is uncertain and downright scary AF.
So, you beat yourself up with all the inner fat bitch shit talking. Now, you’re dealing with the anxiety and fear of the pandemic PLUS the guilt and shame about your weight and how much you’re eating.
You feel defeated so you just tell yourself that you don’t have time right now to worry about your weight. You’ll get to that when everything goes back to “normal.” Whatever that means.
Weight loss has nothing to do with time. NOTHING.
It has everything to do with you deciding to make a series of choices. Imperfect choices.
Emotional eating isn’t helping you feel better. It’s making a shitty situation feel even worse.
When the dust settles and it’s the dead of summer – you’re going to be beating yourself up about how much weight you gained when you put on that bathing suit. The inner fat bitch is going to be laughing at you and telling you “I told you so.”
It’s really easy to push the ownership away into the future when you’re sitting around the house in your leggings….making promises that you’ll start tomorrow or when things are “normal” again. Except, nobody can answer WHEN that is. Isn’t that the same excuse you’ve been using for years…way before Covid-19 showed up?
When you say, “I don’t have time to lose weight during the pandemic.”, what you’re actually saying is this:
- I don’t want to feel my emotions.
- I don’t know how to deal with this pandemic without comfort food.
- I don’t know how to have fun or entertain myself without food.
- I don’t want to put myself first because that means I’m not a good mom/caretaker/employee, etc and people will think I’m selfish.
- I don’t deserve to take care of myself.
- People are dying. I shouldn’t care about my weight during a time like this.
It’s not about time. Weight loss doesn’t require time. It requires you losing the emotional weight and changing the way you think and feel about yourself. THAT is simply a series of choices over and over again.
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