Good morning Fitties! I’ve been away for a bit, adjusting my schedule, recovering from our anniversary trip to the Bahamas, (err, Bermuda. I guess I’m dreaming of traveling already) and trying to stay on top of heaps and heaps of laundry…

Also, something else.

So as you know, awhile ago I did the Ultimate Reset (you can scroll down and probably see the posts). It was miserable and interesting at the same time. While I didn’t do the Ultimate Reset to lose weight, I did lose weight (despite eating a jar of peanut butter per week to keep my calories up). While I don’t think the Ultimate Reset was destructive to my intuitive eating process, it was probably incompatible with it. And what happened after the UR was destructive.

How many of us here, when we lose a few pounds, think, ooh, you know… just a few pounds more and I’ll be PERFECT? It’s happened to me more times than I’d like to count. And eventually, I push too hard, cut too many calories and my body says, “Well, fuck you too,” and back up the scale bounces.

So once again I got the whole fixation on my body and my food and had to start over again.

LUCKILY, intuitive eating muscles are a lot like regular muscles. After a period of inactivity, when you get back into your training program, you pick back up pretty quickly.

So for the past 2 months, I’ve been reaffirming my commitment to intuitive eating and body acceptance, which is extremely difficult to do given the constant onslaught of messages about what is and is not an acceptable body shape and size. Gah.

Anyway, so I’d like to try an experiment and I thought I’d see if any of you awesome fitties were interested. It involves 2 things: A book study and a strength training program. You can use any strength training program you want (I recommend this one because it does get your stronger and healthier). At the same time, we’ll read a book per month about ending emotional eating and learning intuitive eating. We’ll start with Geneen Roth’s Breaking Free From Emotional Eating. We’ll calculate how many calories you need each day to fuel your body for your level of activity (spoiler: It’s more than 1200). We’ll get stronger mentally and physically. We’ll end the diet merry-go-round together. Sound good?

If you’re one of my subscribers, I sent this invite to you yesterday (as well as a little video of my choreography for “Thrift Shop” that I use in my Zumba class. If you missed it and you want it, leave a comment and we’ll chat.

Have a great day fitties! I missed you! <3