For 2016, I am honing in my diet. For years I have struggled with body image and my relationship with food, but last year I managed to finally make peace with myself and food. I can honestly say that I love myself and fully appreciate my body now. Coming to terms and realizing self love did wonders to my relationship with food. Instead of fearing food and restricting, I wanted to feed and nourish the body that I have grown to love. Continue reading
Yes. I see you glorious plate of homemade Mary’s Mountain Cookies… Yes. You did overcome my will power tonight. Yes. I am talking to cookies. So I had an off day today–a “cheat day” if you please. I am human after all. A human living in a society filled with yummy goodies and sweets that seem to be at the center of every social event. Even if that event is a Saturday night at home with the roommates and a friend brings over famously good treats. This cheat day of mine involved a bite of each type of treat (plus a brownie and cookie quarter), 2 processed protein bars, and milk chocolate (with almonds if that makes it better?) My cheat day won’t make me “fat,” however unhealthy these items are. I won’t wake up tomorrow with my 7 pounds of fat back on my body. It will make me stronger, though.