When I saw this sign at a women’s co-working space it really lit me up. Given the entrepreneurial setting I’m sure the intent behind these words has to do with running a business that is also your passion and putting power behind it. While I love this sentiment, it also resonated with me because of the work I do with my clients.
I find that many of my clients have lost sight of their needs and have fallen off of their to-do lists. They are often in automatic pilot in various aspects of their lives and as a result no longer check in on ensuring they are fueling their passion. One thing that happens as a result is they end up focusing on food to fill the void and ultimately either get consumed by the thought of food or are overwhelmed they aren’t reaching their goals. Even though they know what they should be eating they’re not sticking to it, which leads to frustration and feeling like they’ll never get to where they want to be.
I have found that when we fuel our passion, our passion fuels us and then we don’t end up needing to turn to food. Have you noticed when things are aligned in various areas of your life that you have more willpower, are able to more easily stick to a diet, or eat in alignment with the way you want? Maybe you haven’t put two and two together yet but think back to a time you felt good about your food choices and were able to reach your health and weight goals. What was happening at that time? What was “fueling” you?
Laura B. Folkes is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She supports busy adults who know what they should be eating but have a hard time sticking to it by helping them identify the familiar patterns that have been keeping them from sticking to what they know works. She ensures her clients don’t feel deprived by guiding them to make small, incremental changes so the journey is more enjoyable. After successfully losing 60 pounds and working through her own emotional relationship with food, Laura recognizes there are many factors keeping individuals from sticking to what they know works but it’s her mission to help others overcome these factors to become healthier and happier.
Laura can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.