Happy hump day!
Congratulations again to Averie for winning my first ever giveaway!
I wanted to add that picking the winner was totally random, and I used random number generator so all was fair. Thanks again to everyone who entered.
Another thank you to everyone who was sweet enough to comment on my last post. To be honest I was really nervous about posting those pictures of myself. Even though I am no longer 200 pounds like I used to be, sometimes like everyone else I get self-conscious. Sometimes I feel like the person in the mirror isn’t really me, does that make sense?
When I read Angela’s post all about her size healthy challenge she got me inspired. Why is so much worth put on our physical beauty and size? Why do we all feel the need to diet, obsess and take extreme measures in order to obtain the “perfect” physique. What is perfect anyway?
No one is perfect, I am not perfect and I don’t pretend to be. But yes I will admit like everyone else that have days when I don’t feel my best. We are our own worst critics, and some days I can be really hard on myself. If I don’t get in my run, or eat an extra cookie or two I can feel guilty just like anyone else. Sometimes I get worried that I will re-gain all of the weight that I have lost.
But then I stop. I realize that I am no longer 200 pounds, and I am a different person than I was two years ago. My life has done a complete 360 and I am healthier than I have ever been. If I gain a couple of pounds, I know I can lose them the healthy way without extreme dieting or workouts. It’s not the number or size that matters, its how we feel about ourselves.
I want to challenge you all to love yourselves, and appreciate all of the wonderful things that your body can do. 🙂
And im going to work on it too promise!
Now onto the eats… this is a food blog after all.
A yummy banana creation with a delicious smeer or organic peanut butter, flax seed granola and sulfite-free chopped papaya.
I sampled another variety of Stretch Island Fruit Companies fruit leathers – this time I tried mango sunrise. This flavor was delicious and like the others it only contained 45 calories and 1/2 a serving of fruit.
Seriously if you havent tried these yet and get the chance do! They are a much healthier version of a fruit roll-up only without all of the added preservatives and sugars.
Mashed sweet potato lovin’ whipped with vanilla soy milk, organic grated coconut, granola and a gigantic blob of almond butter. The most amazing combination ever. Sweet, savory and crunchy all at once. And for lack of a better name im calling this creation Nutty Num Num’s. Have you noticed that I like to name my kitchen concoctions weird things? 🙂 Is that strange?
I’m feeling glorious after me usual Wednesday Zumba class, and now I should be off and get ready for bed. I’ve got a busy day ahead of me tomorrow!
Question of the day – Do you ever deal with body image issues? When your having a down day, how do you deal?