How I’ve Grown

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It’s amazing how much one can change in the span of one year.

I used to be the girl that threw away food when no one was looking, now I’m the girl that licks the plate.

I used to think of all the ways to burn calories, now I can focus on things that matter in life.

I don’t force myself to go on a walk if I don’t want to

I let myself eat things off my plate before I sit down at the table

I don’t plan meals ahead, I eat intuitively

I enjoy a good nap every now and again

I can eat at restaurants without just ordering a salad and really enjoy it

I don’t think twice about eating a meal or a snack

I don’t religiously do crunches all day, it’s a waste of time

I take way less pictures of my body

I wear clothes that make me feel good, not to show off or hide away my body

I voice if I’m struggling instead of lying to myself

I don’t want to be skinny, I want to be strong

I don’t want a model body, I want to find true happiness

Change doesn’t happen overnight, it is a process and it’s worth it ❤

WIAW: Intuitive Eating

Happy Wednesday everyone! I am sorry I haven’t been keeping up at much with this blog. But this is a good thing. I am doing more with my life and finding what makes me more happy. However, I was able to take a day to show you all what I ate.

I started off by going to the dining hall with some girls on my floor. I got some pancakes with vanilla yogurt and some fantastic spiced quinoa porridge with lots of cinnamon added!

This held me over for a long day of classes.

I decided to join my friends for lunch at the campus restaurant. It has so many options and I love variety! I got the chicken ranch wrap with grilled vegetables. It looks a lot smaller than it was because they use huge plates! 

When I finished my last class of the day I was sooo hungry! My body was craving something sweet so I picked my favorite vanilla almond luna bar and the rest of my carton of blueberries.   I don’t usually eat alone unless other people are busy so I grabbed dinner with one of my friends. I enjoy the dining hall the best because there are lots of options to try new things. I got chicken, spinach tomoto orzo, black beans, peas and my favorite veggie of all- broccoli 🙂  If I have a lot of work to do, I end up having something dense so I don’t spend too much time eating. I’m learning to be okay with having 2 bars in one day if it sounds good or if I need it.  Chocolate things are always welcome to me so I had these plus some milk. If you haven’t had these Justin’s almond butter and pretzel packs, they are delicious! I find them at Target☺️

  So tell me….

Are you an intuitive eater?

Favorite Luna bar flavor?

Never Giving Up

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Sometimes, we lose motivation. We don’t feel like there isn’t any reason to get better, stay better, to eat, to be social, to have fun like everyone else. But your life has sooooo many reasons and you are still entitled to all of those things despite those temporary emotions. There is always a reason to keep fighting.

Your family

They love you unconditionally. Whether you have a good or bad relationship, there is always going to be love there. You were brought into this world for a very good reason. They want nothing more than to see you rise above your obstacles and achieve great things. I don’t think I would be the person I am today without them.

You are stronger than you think

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All it takes is the internal motivation and power. You can do so many things that you tell yourself you can’t. It may take lots of practice and set backs but progress is far better than standing still or going back. Take some time and recognize what you have achieved and be your own cheerleader.

Prove the haters wrong

There will always be people that don’t believe in you. Prove them wrong. Go the extra mile because I will tell you there is nothing better and more self-satisfactory than beating something you once thought impossible.

Be patient

It takes time. I have heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit. That’s almost a MONTH! But if you keep pushing and pushing for those first uncomfortable days or weeks, it will be SO WORTH THE PUSHING! Deep breaths really help 🙂

Remember the ones that have it worse

As sad as it is, there are people out there with absolutely nothing, They have to beg for money, food, and shelter every day. Be happy that you don’t have to go through that, Count your blessings.

If other people can do it- SO CAN YOU

obstacles Don’t play the “helpless victim” and cheat your own self. You have the power just like every other soul. Take care of your self and don’t wait or expect others to do it for you. Believe in yourself and don’t rely on people pleasing. You know it is possible. It doesn’t have to be a dream.