If you want to win something, run the 100m. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. -Emil Zatopek
Welcome to the Mindful Eating Marathon. For the next 26 days you are invited to join this challenge: to be mindful of everything you consume—snacks, meals, treats. I’ll be giving you a tip and a daily challenge. If you are not familiar with mindful eating, this will be the perfect opportunity to learn some of the basic skills and to give it a try. Don’t worry—it’s not dieting. Each day, your task is to be more mindful—have a non-judgmental awareness—all day long—of one particular aspect of eating. As the quote above suggestions, there is not a “winner” or “loser” in this marathon, only a new experience of food and eating.
Perhaps you saw the word “marathon” and wasn’t sure if this was for you. If you’ve ever considered signing up for a marathon, you know that the very idea of it can seem daunting, maybe even impossible. What makes running 26 miles more doable? Among many things, warming up, a steady pace and staying focused on your goal. These skills also work well with strengthening and training yourself to eat more mindfully. The Mindful Eating Marathon aims to help you set the pace and stay focused of mindful eating.