Why people insist using Facebook to “check in” at the gym and take pictures of their healthy meals

imagesDo you live your day to receive gold stars??

So many of my clients admit they go to the gym and eat healthy so at the end of the day they can say they were “good”.
Which also means if they didn’t do those things they were “bad”.
This is why everyone and their mother insists on checking in through Facebook when they work out or takes pictures of their healthy meals.
Guess what…
If you eat healthy and work out you are no better than if you didn’t do those things. Is it a healthier choice… sure. But that doesn’t mean you get a gold star.
For example, what if you pulled your hamstring. And then you went to the gym thus ignoring the body and making your injury worse. Is this gold star worthy?
When you live your life from a place of judgment (I was good today, I was bad today) you will forever be in the dieting trap.
The dieting industry bases it’s results on whether you are good or bad. (Which is why I created an entire classroom to teach you how to stop living by these rules).
I don’t believe in good or bad.
If I sleep through yoga all that means is I slept through yoga. It doesn’t mean I am lazy. It doesn’t mean I will never go again. It doesn’t mean I lack willpower or will make bad decisions the rest of the day. All it means is I slept through yoga.
I can then determine how it felt to skip it and take note of whether or not it was the right decision (without judgment!). Then I can do something different next time if I’d like.
Are you willing to give up being the good student and trade it in for just being honest?
About The Author

Michelle Hastie

Michelle Hastie is a weight loss coach and author with expertise in personal training, food psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, and yoga. Through her company, Total Body Health Solutions, she is blessed with the gift of helping individuals eat when they are hungry, stop when they are full, and move their bodies without force. She has a master’s degree in human behavior and is pursuing a doctorate in health psychology to further promote the art and science of weight loss through mind-body awareness. Hastie helps people learn to love their bodies and transform their lives through her Absolute Love Publishing books, The Weight Loss Shift: Be More, Weigh Less, The Chakra Secret: What Your Body Is Telling You, and Have Your Cake and Be Happy, Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss. She also is a contributor to the Amazon category bestseller, Women Will Save the World.