Jess’ Journey: It’s all in the mind


Above: Jess Molina meeting with Danielle Roberts from Fuel Nutrition.

A few days ago, I had another moment where I pondered why I was doing this in the first place. I find that these flashes often happen when I am most stressed out. Deadlines are looming, I’m caught in the middle of the balancing game, and there are things that need my immediate attention. For some reason I find the most effective thing to do at times like this is pause and reflect.

I have to admit, when I first decided I wanted to do a column like this, I underestimated the journey. I didn’t realise what type of commitment I was getting into, until it’s time to send the next column and report this month’s progress.

It’s a challenge even committing to making my own meals and having breakfast like I said I would, particularly when I just want to hit the snooze button in the morning.

Then there are those moments where you remember why you are doing this in the first place. I walked in to work and was greeted by a colleague who said something that triggered this reflection.

She read my column and shared the same thoughts as I had. Often we think no one else feels the same way. That’s why it’s important for me to share this journey and be as honest about it as I can, because you never know who else is on a similar journey. Writing, much like my fitness journey, reminds me that I am not alone.

The biggest thing I have learned so far is that there are always people willing to help and support. I recently met up with Danielle Roberts; wellness expert, energy healer and nutritionist from Fuel Nutrition. That experience has reinvigorated my drive for this lifestyle change.

I went into that meeting expecting a lot of things: being told off for the food I eat and my eating habits and expecting to leave with a strict plan of what I can and can’t eat plus recommended serving portions.

I was in for quite a shock when halfway through the meeting I realised we had barely even talked about any of that. Instead, Danielle and I had a great chat about the journey and why I wanted to do it. We talked about mindset a lot too and it made perfect sense. The whole time we were talking, in my head I was screaming, “Yes!!!” to everything she was saying.

Finally here is someone who gets it. Who sees the journey as I do and in the most holistic way. She said something that really resonated with me and I actually had to get a post it note and write it down:
“Release anything in excess that is not serving the body.”

It sounds simple enough, but once I truly understood, the way I saw this journey completely changed. So here’s to a better month ahead! One where change and progress will be made. I’ll keep you posted.


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