3 Ways to Overcome “Sitting Around Getting Fat” Syndrome

Funny. I found this as the VERY FIRST article I ever wrote for The Raw Divas and thought I’d bring it up for air!

I got this letter from my mom today. I love her. She said she was “sitting around getting fat” and waiting to get started with our detox program.

Her words really resonated with me for a few reasons. I mean, I know that feeling so intimately–“Sitting around getting fat.”

I’m all too familiar with the feeling of being STUCK, almost paralyzed, in my health process. Even though I know perfectly well what to do to feel better and eat better, I just sat there – pure inertia.

So, when I got this letter from my mom, I thought to myself, why is it that despite the fact that we all know perfectly well WHAT we’re supposed to do to be healthy, we don’t do it and instead fall back into old patterns, cravings, and introversion?

What prevents us from just getting up and doing what it takes to feel great?

Having pondered these and similar ideas rather obsessively for the last 15 years, I’ve got a few thoughts on the subject. 😉

Generally our decisions to overeat, binge, and just get down-right lazy about health, are triggered by our personal life and immediate environment. Perhaps it’s a communication upset, a loss of someone or something significant, feeling unproductive or without clear purpose. Sometimes there’s someone in our environment bringing us down. No matter what the circumstances, we cannot separate diet and food issues from our emotional situation or physical environment.

We can’t always predict when life is going to throw us a fastball, or a super high-speed fast ball, a curve ball, and a bowling ball all at once. No matter what life throws at us, we always have a choice in how we RESPOND. The point of power is in how we choose to react to the events and circumstances of our lives.

Which brings us to the question of the day:

How do we, as divas, jump up and heed the call to health and high energy living?

Here are three powerful suggestions that dare to

1. Take a Walk.

Sounds simple enough, huh? But when you’re sitting in that moment of paralysis, it might feel like one of the biggest chores imaginable. You don’t have to strap on jogging shoes or make an event out of this. Don’t worry about giving yourself the pressure of gym memberships or yoga commitments. Just get outside and walk! Honestly, few things will do more good for you than this simple trick. Break a sweat, boot it up a hill, and practice your buttocks squeezes while you’re at it.

No matter what state of mind you’re in, no matter what is going on around you, taking a walk is going to help. In fact, the worse you’re feeling, the more it will help. Not only will you feel better, but this will make a huge difference on your energy and overall motivation.

2. Get The Junk Out of Your System

Food is a marvelously complicated subject, and one of the best things you can do to break that cycle of addictive food habits is to DETOX! The 7 Day Diva Detox that we’ve put together is designed to do exactly that.

When you’re in an eating rut, taking a day to fast followed by several days of cleansing raw foods and loads of fresh water makes a HUGE difference in energy levels, self-confidence, and yes dear sisters, it helps drop a few un-wanted, un-needed pounds.

3. Find a Supportive Community

Just the fact that you’re reading this letter is a pretty good indicator that you may have this one covered already. Being a part of a community, a supportive environment, is VITAL to success. No diva is an island, and there’s power in numbers. Being a part of The Raw Diva’s Community of Women is going to offer you the companionship, sisterhood and support you’ve been looking for. Prepare for fun and success!

No matter what endeavor you’re undertaking, doing it with the support of a community, a buddy, a sister, is guaranteed to boost your results.

If you’ve not yet signed up for our free 7 Day Diva Detox, then please take a moment to do that now. We’ll be starting our detox on July 14, and just these 7 Days alone will help you put all 3 of the secrets mentioned in this article into place.

If you’ve never done it, Sign Up for The 7 Day Diva Detox Now!

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  1. Elise says

    thank you so much for this! it is exactly what i needed. i have written last night in my journal “i am educated when it comes to making the right food choices, but i still let my cravings take over for an instant.”


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