It's Friday morning, so I know I can't count the points for blogging this...but I felt this was too important to NOT share. So, I'm up at my usual 5am and remembered I never blogged - so here I am.
Ladies, I have been physically active and striving for a healthy life for many years. Not as many as some, but more than others. I've had really good examples of health and fitness in my life, and others...not so good examples. I was raised to clean your plate and eat until you're over full. We ate when we were happy, sad, and everything in between. As I've tried a more healthy lifestyle I find myself at war with food and my body. I enjoy working out and the benefits mentally and physically I can't live without. Like many of you - I have struggled to find a 'happy place' with my weight. I diet diet diet, then struggle as I slowly gain it all back. And the cycle begins again. You know what I mean, we've ALL been there.
Through a friend I was introduced to a book that has changed how I look at myself, dieting and healthy living. I am only about half way through this book - but in the week or so that I've been reading it I've felt a huge change in my heart and mind regarding this issue. I urge you to find it, and read it! It is called, "Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole. Some of you may have heard of it, some of you may have even read it. I have had a few instances in my life where I've had 'a-ha' moments - and reading this book I've had several of those self discovery moments!
I highly recommend each of you getting this book and reading it. Even if you don't follow all of the guidelines they present - it may help you make peace with food and your body.
Thank you Stephanie for making this challenge possible. Even though I didn't do as well as I'd hoped, it helped me get back on track and rediscover my strengths as a healthy, happy mama! I hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!