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 . . .
Sometimes I think people will feel sorry for me. Maybe it's all in my head, but I worry that when people I haven't seen in a while will look at me, it'll be a look of pity. People tend to compliment weight loss, not weight gain. Why is that? source I've heard it before. I've been guilty of it before. The "Oh man, she gained some weight," comments. It's not making fun of or shaming anyone, but (strangely) feeling genuinely bad that they now take up more space in the world. That . . .
Y'all had such amazing advice and suggestions for my food budgeting issue. I found the variety of mindsets and food-spending theories fascinating! I really needed a kick in the pants to reign in a bit, and got super motivated yesterday. It will take some extra planning, but I think I can do it. I'll try at least! I've got a lot of other things on my mind to share too, but I need a week that's a little less busy to be able to write a focused post. Right now I'm too consumed with organic . . .
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My good friends over at DIY Playbook are hosting a "Fall Fantasy Draft" this week and asked me to be their health and fitness expert! I was a bit at a loss of how to do something "Fall" and "Fitness". When I think of Fall workouts I think of perfect running weather, and I'm not doing much of that right now. Instead I decided to go more of the "health" route, and share one of my favorite fall breakfasts. We all know that the weather getting colder means some of our favorite things are . . .
I mentioned a few weeks ago, during the height of my eating-more-not-working-out-getting-my-feminine-stuff-in-line-final-recovery process that I can't read the same blogs I used to. Nothing against those ladies (many of whom are my friends!), but they were just writing about things that aren't appropriate for me right now. So used a little reader responsibility and cut out my daily dose of the stuff that was hindering my goals. Also, I find that they just aren't as interesting to me now! . . .
Happy Pretty Things to get us through until Friday. (Happy Pretty Things One) source source source source source source source source source source unknown - help! source Follow me on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/cbrady3/boards/ . . .