What happens when 1 + 1 ≠ 2?
Eating right + Exercise = thin and healthy
Right? Not so much.
Eating right + Exercise ≠ thin and healthy
Thin ≠ healthy.
Thin ≠ eating right.
Thin ≠ active or strong.
Fat ≠ unhealthy.
Fat ≠ eating wrong .
Fat ≠ lazy or weak.
In my mind, I know all of this is truth.
In my heart, 1 + 1 = 2. And if I eat “better”, and exercise “more” then I will be thinner.
By two different doctors I have been told that I have to eat more and exercise less.
Eat more?!? calories, eat more fats, eat more salt, and even eat more carbs.
Exercise less?!? do not incite the “fight or flight” response within your body. HIIT Cardio only twice a week, no more than 20 minutes, no Spinning. Strength Training only twice a week, no Crossfit style, and absolutely no boxing. Yoga twice a week – or more.
The doctors are glad I am so healthy, and seemingly couldn’t care less that I have not lost a pound in 7 months, or that I am still hovering over the 200 mark.
The problem is not just in the structure of my equation – it is in the solution that I am trying to achieve.
Thin ≠ lovable.
Thin ≠ pretty.
Thin ≠ wanted.
Fat ≠ unlovable.
Fat ≠ ugly.
Fat ≠ unwanted.
In my mind, and truly in my heart I know all of this is truth.
And in all honesty, I still want healthy = thin.