Especially during this time of year where the candy and cookies abound it is important to keep your eye on the prize! The prize being you, of course. What goes through your mind when you start to reach for that cookie when you’ve already had 2 or 3 or 4….? You know it’s not healthy for your body to consistently overindulge, so when you reach for the sugary substance pay attention to your thoughts. Are you not feeling okay with yourself today? Are you trying to fill yourself with food instead of doing the inner work you know fills you? Whenever we depend on an unhealthy outer substance to fill us we only get a false sense of wholeness. Think about it, you eat, drink, ingest the false filler, you tell yourself this feels great, then you come down and you don’t feel so good. It’s not really your friend, it only pretends to be…to hook you. If you don’t pay attention and love your body and yourself enough it will be the one eating you!
So…I suggest you reach for the orange! The orange being the metaphor for many healthy ingredients we can happily put into our bodies. This is not to say that we shouldn’t treat ourselves to sweets on occasion but you know when too much is too much. Be honest with yourself. Listen to your mind and your body. Are you jiggling more than you like when you run down those stairs? Been there! Are you more lethargic during the day? Been there! Are you more irritable? Been there too! We constantly get messages from our body, spirit and mind….pay attention and nurture you! If you treat your body like a temple it will shine!