The last few days, I've started asking myself (don't you laugh!) "what would the healthy Cassie do" and then, I DO it. I am REALLY loving it. It's kind of like faking it till you make it, but you realize you've made it! YOU did that action. You ARE HER.
If I think about the ideal me, all that I envision I would be as the epitome of my healthy- the active, energetic, paleo/food freedom eating me - what would THAT Cassie do? And then ... I DO IT.
Would she do a half hour of @barre3 when she has time to do an hour now that she knows she can? No. She'd do the hour.
Would she eat the fudge that's been chillin in her office for days? Maybe, but only a smidge of that one that tastes just DIVINE - and she will feel no guilt because she doesn't view food as "good" or "bad", it just is - bc #foodfreedom
Would she sign up for a 5:45 AM Barre3 class even though she knows she'll be up until midnight the previous night traveling but really wants to try an in studio class and that's the best time to fit it in? Yep, she cray!
The only thing standing between me and the me I want to be is me.
This works so much better for me than seeing others and saying "if they can do it, I can". We are all so different and at different points in our journeys and it only leads me to the comparision trap or a let down.
I'm not always going to choose that option. But the more I do, the more I'm making the best me a reality, not just a dreamy vision that may or may not ever be obtained. I don't have to live life waiting to become her, I can live life now because I'm her.