Rebounding: #LetsBeReal Movement
So here I am listening to Bucci radio, specifically the interview Amanda had with Arianna Dantone. The interview made me realize a few things.
1: People need to be real. People need to be more true about themselves.
This ‘perfect’ persona just gives people a false perspective and unrealistic expectations.
Everyone…and I mean Every. Single. Person. goes through some type of obstacle/s in their journey.
While listening to this podcast, I absolutely loved the fact that Arianna mentioned her struggles with rebound after prepping for a show.
The first thought that crossed my mind when I heard that was, “Omg I did the same thing! Except I wasn’t prepping, just dieting for myself.”
I could relate so, so much!
I thought I was the only one, and thinking that set me further back.
This was and is realistic to me. I suddenly felt less of an oddball.
Even the people I think are absolutely perfect have struggles like me!
Which brings me to point number 2. If we could all be real with each other, regardless if it’s on social media or in person, imagine how relieved everyone would be.
- There would be less weight on people’s shoulders.
- Less unrealistic expectations set.
- Increase in confidence
- Increase in happiness
- Less jealousy
- I could go on…
Let me talk about rebounding now…
Since I’m over here talking about how people need to be more real. Can’t be a hypocrite.
Rebounding is tough.
Sometimes, people rebound after dieting for a while; and they rebound hard.
It happened to me when I least expected it. I thought I had it all figured out.
-My dieting was going great.
-I was losing an average of 1-2 lbs per week.
-I was exercising 4-5 days a week. I felt on top of the world.
Then, I went on vacation, decided to let my reigns loose for a tiny bit.
It went all downhill from there. What was supposed to be a diet break on vacation turned out to be a ‘binge’ session everyday from there on, for the next month and a half. I felt completely out of control.
I kept telling myself, “Ok, ok, tomorrow you can start new.” And the next day it’d happen again. I started losing confidence and started getting frustrated. I lost that motivation. I could not understand what was happening, and why.
I wasn’t too deep in a deficit. I wasn’t deprived of nutrients, so it didn’t make sense to me why this was happening.
Eventually, I got tired of feeling sorry for myself and decided it was finally time to get it together. Self acceptance helped.
Realizing and knowing I’m not the only one that has struggles helped as well.
Just had to come to terms with the fact that stuff happens.
I truly hope this helps someone else know that they’re not the only one. No one is perfect. Everyone struggles with something at one point or another.
Let’s be real. Let’s start a movement towards that. #letsbereal