Body Appreciation Post
Sometimes I forget how hard my body works for me.
Dabbling into dangerous disordered eating habits doesn’t only harm your body, it harms your mind. The days of sincerely trying to starve myself are past, but the impact they’ve made on my mind has lasted.
I’ve made peace with having bad eating days. They happen. I rarely binge like I used to, and I never starve myself either. But sometimes I still find myself in the mindset of, “Oh my god, I just undid all my hard work!”
I fear looking in the mirror after a weekend like last. Although I’m not necessarily consumed by guilt about all the cake, I still have the feeling in the back of my mind that it’s going to magically show up on my love handles overnight.
BUT THIS ISN’T TRUE.
I looked in the mirror this morning, and voila! I’m not suddenly fatter, and my muscles didn’t magically shrink away just because I overindulged. Bodies are designed to compensate for variations in diet- the occasional accidental fast, an incident of overeating.
So I’d just like to say, thanks, Body, for being awesome and allowing me to run two miles of sprints this morning, and I’m sorry for hating on you because you’re not perfectly lean, and I’m sorry for feeding you so much junk food this weekend.
That’s the truth.
Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Recipe Link: tablefortwoblog.com
Created this little chart to remind myself that food is fuel for my body, not a “fix” for my feelings.
I love this!
This angry food is making my year right now.
NATURE’S BUTTER, BITCH.
Tasty and aggressive, two of my favorite things.
I lol’d. so hard.
LMAOOOOOOO this is some of the best shit i’ve seen on Tumblr…had me dying lol
By adding stretches that focus on all major muscle groups before you exercise, you will get more out of your workout and decrease muscular soreness afterward. Don’t let it out of your routine.
i want to be able to do that so badly :(
This has been one amazing long journey. I started losing weight on February 2012 and I’ve lost almost 50 pounds through exercising and eating healthy 80% of the time. Losing weight has been the best decision I’ve made, I’ve grown to love exercising and eating healthy. It’s a life style now! I still want to lose a few pounds but I can’t believe how far I’ve come. It is possible :)