On a recent trip, I was pelted (accidentally) in the face by cookies. Cookies, at 20,000 feet! The same cookies they make cookie butter with.
I wanted to EAT those cookies.
Think about the irony of it: I’m here in an airplane trying to write an About page for a health and wellness blog, and I randomly get pelted in the face with cookies.
If that’s not the most accurate depiction of mine (and I would imagine, many people’s) health and fitness journey — I don’t know what is.
I’m doing well, I’m working out… hey, I may actually do it this time…
WHAM! Cookies to the face.
That’s exactly what The SnarkyFit Project is about, really.
It’s about being on the real journey for a healthier version of ourselves, and completely in the context of the long term. The undignified, messy, interesting journey. Not 30 days to a bikini body or 3 days to a flatter stomach (hey, if it happens… great!). But it’s so much more than the physical.
It’s about putting ourselves back in the driver’s seat. And about living a life that we want to show up for. A real one.
And the hell with the freakin’ syrupy positivity BS. Guess what? My jeans don’t care if I have a positive outlook. They care if I move my body enough so they still fit.
Moreover, we have people beating themselves up mentally and emotionally for eating a cupcake or a donut as if they murdered someone.
That’s not okay! Shame and any sort of health just do not go together.
The SnarkyFit Project is about learning it’s okay to be real about where you’re at when it comes to health and fitness. And regardless of how you feel in the moment or think about yourself in the moment – they can take a small step in the right direction.
It’s a journey of a thousand miles… some of which may include being smacked in the face with cookies.