Another week filled with ravenous, unapologetic eats has passed.
Guys, I’ve done some meditating on a few matters. I’ll be frank with you, I’ve been perhaps enjoying the good life a little too much. I’ve been reveling in all the fantastic eats that life has been throwing my way and I haven’t been working out the way I should. I still walk my dogs every day and I potter about in the kitchen constantly so it’s not like I’ve just been slumming it on the couch (not that slumming it is a bad thing – it’s what I aim to do and never get to it!).
Anyways, my point being is I’ve been feeling a bit blah. It’s probably because I’ve been eating less veggies than normal and a whole lot more things like rice, bread, and nut butters. Not that any of these things are bad – not at all! My body is just craving some balance.
So this is what I’ve been ingesting recently:
From these pictures, the ‘balance’ I was just talking about may seem present but I’ve also had a boatload of pumpkin pie and cereal. While I was recounting everything I ate and being a typical female and panicking slightly about it all – I took a deep breath. I breathed in and out and repeated that cycle a few times.
There seems to be a whole lot of messages out in the world directed towards how you ought to feel about YOUR body. Messages of love, criticism, hate, skepticism, and acceptance. With such a mixture, it’s hard to rise above the rabble and figure out how you should feel. I battled with that for the last few weeks. I showered myself with a little less love and a bit more disapproval.
In the end, I realized it was a choice.
I could either choose to love my body as it currently is or continue to give in to the pressure of negativity. Ultimately, you must show yourself love always. It’s a habit you must work on, just like anything else worth having.
I didn’t mean for this to be too terribly preachy – but I just felt it was important to share.
Banish your negativity. Exercise because the ability to move is precious. Eat because it is a privilege denied to many. Enjoy because you deserve to.
Happy Wednesday Ya’ll!