I have a confession, folks.
I’ve been holding out on you. Yes, that’s right, holding out. I’ve been cooking and eating, eating and cooking – all without you – and boy do I feel terrible! Sort of.
I’ve also been struggling a bit with eating, exercising and managing stress. Yes, like the rest of the world. But! Here I am, coming clean, and I even have a message to boot. A message I need to repeat to myself on a daily basis.
Eating healthy is a choice. It is a choice that we make repeatedly throughout the day, over and over. This means that when we slip up, really, we can make it better the next time we have the opportunity to either feed our bodies nutritiously, feed our minds or feed our sugar addiction. (Which is exactly what I’ve been doing.) We’ve all been there, and will probably be there again, but it’s okay. It really is. There is no reason to beat yourself up for having three servings of cookies, rather than one. Just make a better choice next time. I’m not saying you should gorge on cake every day and say, “But I ate spinach for lunch!” but, give yourself a break. Be easy on yourself. Your body. Your mind. Your heart. Learn to love choosing the healthier option for how it makes your body FEEL.
Living life in moderation is so much healthier for you, inside and out, rather than restricting and stressing over every bite that goes into your mouth.
So folks, remember. It’s okay. I promise.
And with that, I leave you with a bit of my eats over the Winter and Spring. I’ll be back a bit more often, with more of a “Here is my day” type format. I hope you’ll hang around and enjoy life with me.
I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with some Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread…
..and provided homemade pizza for friends on Tuesday’s “Glee Night”.
Mimosas were definitely had at brunch…
…and my “Smileage” Card has gotten plenty of use.
I had healthy breakfasts of protein oats, mounded with berries and greek yogurt…
…and bowls of healthy strawberry protein pudding!
I made this stirfry over, and over and over…
..and ate a few meals in the car. Sushi is harder than it looks!
..and of course, plenty of the most delicious decaf soy lattes EVER. My beloved, JJ Bean.
And since you made it this far, check out my Pinterest boards for more of what I’ve been up to!