I literally can’t stand the thought of going to the gym right now,
like, for the past two weeks or so, my whole body has been tensing up at the thought of putting on a sports bra.
This happens to me ever so often.
Generally, I think of myself as a fairly active person. From March until earlier this month, I was consistently and happily attending this totally-crazy-megaformer class that made me feel like Lady Thor; before that I was super into Crossfit; then I went through a Soul Cycle phase, a yoga phase, a do-it-in-your-own-home phase.
and right now, I’m going through a nothing phase.
I just don’t feel like it.
Now, most of clients berate themselves for their “nothing phases.”
In fact, it’s more than beratement…it’s total panic…
“Oh shit, what if I never want to work out?!”
“Oh shit, what if I never want to stop eating cookie dough?!”
“Oh shit, what if I never eat a vegetable EVER AGAIN?!”
They don’t trust that the day will come that they might want a salad or to go for a run.
They don’t trust in the cyclical nature of our desires.
What feels good often comes in phases.
Sometimes I go through weeks, or even months, where I’m eating more sweets; drinking more booze; watching more TV;
and other times I can go weeks or months not really wanting that much sugar, or not drinking at all; or finding TV totally depressing.
(and again, this could be over a period of weeks or months, not just within the context of a single day or week, which is often how classic “intuitive eating” paints it).
Too often we judge our phases as “good” or “bad” and then of course go into total falling-off-the-wagon mode.
But what if this was just “NORMAL?” What if it was totally reasonable to just go through “phases” without something being wrong??
Consistency is a myth.