Do you gauge how you feel by the number on the scale? Does it make you feel better or worse?
You know what, Soul does NOT care about that number. Soul delights when it is fed well. Feeding it well involves taking time and energy to nourish it–Soulularly and cellularly. If you spend
one week ONE DAY eating the way nature intended (what commercial is that from??), Body will repay you in Soul. You will feel a lightness (even if you haven’t lost anything but sludge) at the end of the day. And if you LISTEN to your body, you will want to do it again the next day.
Listening means giving Body a chance to express itself
You have to ask Body what it needs. And you have to pay attention to the answers. Then, do what it asks. It’s that simple. So often, we run through our day on autopilot that we don’t take time to hear what our bodies are telling us. They need nourishment. Nourishment is not found in the freezer section(unless it is the veggies) or the canned aisle (frozen veggies are more nutritious than canned). Listen to what Body wants and feed it. Not your mouth.
Your mouth is the only thing asking for CHEMICALS
Food scientists have managed to manufacture our foods to the point that what we buy off the shelves isn’t even food anymore. It is a collection of well combined chemicals mixed to give our mouths that “party in the mouth” feeling that Renee Stephens talks about at Inside Out Weight Loss. She contends that aligning your mind with your stomach will allow you to lose weight effortlessly. She is right. If you feed Body according to its NEEDS, then you will stop eating when you are satisfied, not when it is overstuffed. You will eat what makes Body feel good. Sometimes that “party in the mouth” is a difficult invitation to turn down. But, by being MINDFUL (hahaha I love it 😀 ), you can happily decline said invite and rejoice in Body AND Soul when your meal of whole, healthful foods is the host instead the rotten chemicals.
Fitness is how well we let go of extra details and focus on the outcome
If fitness is defined as a state of being fit, it is applicable to more than Body. When we stop minding the numbers, Body and Soul take care of Self. It isn’t just about losing weight or eating healthy. This applies to everything in our lives. Make Mind, Body, and Soul fit by listening and responding accordingly. Be MINDFUL of your actions, as well as your surroundings, and how they make you feel…stick to those activities, people, foods, etc. that make Mind, Body, and Soul feel good.
What is it that you feel when you stand on the scale? Sit down at your laptop? Visit with that whiny friend that never has any good to say? I love to hear from you…how can you get the most out of Mind, Body, and Soul?
© Tania Dakka and Chaotic Musing, 2011