1. It's Holding You Back If you're focusing too much on your body, your diet, and your workouts, you won't have enough space in your brain or time in your day to focus on the other things that truly matter. Your career and relationships can't flourish if your mind is preoccupied. Your insecurities could prevent you from going after something you want. Your fears could mean missed dinners with friends or turning down a date with Mr. Perfect. Let go, and see how far life can take you. 2. . . .
One of the most common concerns in the emails I get is about eating "junk food" during recovery. People tell me, "But that food isn't good for me!" You SHOULD eat junk food in recovery! People are very concerned with their health, to a sometimes orthorexic extent, and want to feed their body with nutrient rich foods. I get that. I lived that. There is SO much health information out there now about kale-this and super food-that, that it seems that the ONLY purpose of eating is to . . .
Clothes sale #2 = success! There are a few more pieces still unspoken for, and a few that are newly available from others backing out, so get over there if you're interested! **************** I've created a little bit of an editorial calendar for the blog (meaning I have a sticky note on my desktop with post plans for the next two weeks = most organized the blog has ever been), but today I had to shuffle some things around and fit this post in. Yesterday I ate a looooot and it inspired me . . .
Happy Pretty Things to brighten your day! source source source source source source source Follow me on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/cbrady3/ and Instagram http://instagram.com/fittingitallin Have a good day - giveaway winner coming tomorrow so last chance to enter! xoxo . . .
This is a reader request post that I'm more than happy to answer, though I don't know that many people will like my answer. I can't speak for everyone, because people that are binging because they have a true Binge Eating Disorder won't be helped by the same things that helped me. However, I think many of my readers are in the same place I was-- maybe at a healthy weight, but still trying to be fit and thin and so being very careful and somewhat rigid about what is eaten. I was . . .
The following guest post is from Yellowbrick, a private, physician-owned and-operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults. I don't often accept guest posts, but this one seemed particularly relevant. Full disclosure: I am being compensated for posting this article. The noticeable signs and symptoms have been adding up. The excuses to . . .
I feel like every time I do a recovery update I'm a broken record: life is good. source Life isn't perfect. I'm not immune to body image woes or societal pressures to be super thin, but I can avoid them and reframe my thoughts. That's what matters. I know I can talk about things being rosy, but please know that I'm only human (and female.) It's a daily choice to love myself and honor my body. I've been increasing my exercise slowly for about 3 months now (I know it seems like it's been . . .
Happy Pretty Things during finals, all via my pinterest. source source source source source source . . .
As I got in bed to go to sleep last Thursday, I stopped to reflect on how different Thanksgiving felt this year. In a wonderful way. I didn't wake up at 6am to run a Turkey Trot, so I was able to stay out with my friends and have a few drinks on Wednesday night without worry. I let myself sleep in and actually skipped the workout class I was going to go to with my harp teacher, but wasn't upset. I needed the sleep. Then I went downstairs and made myself a full breakfast instead of . . .
This has been on my mind for a while. I am hesitant to post because every time the idea pops into my head it's during one of those bad body image days. It's those days that I have to ignore my thoughts the most and recommit to my new happy, healthy life. I don't want anyone to think I want to diet or get super thin again. I don't. BUT I do want to feel good. I want to be able to eat well and make decisions to pass on a piece of cake, and maybe order a salad instead of fries. I want to be . . .