What does it truly mean to love life?
It’s embracing all that is living around us.
And that starts with us. Self love. And loving those around us.
As humans we constantly look at everyone else and compare. To us, having what someone else has will make our lives 10000000x better. It is said that you are your own worst critic and in most cases that is true. Why can’t we see ourselves from an outsiders prespective? When will we finally be able to love ourselves and what our bodies do for us?
I know I have said it time and time again and I know others have too, ” I will be so happy when I lose just 20, 30 or 40 more pounds.” Yes, you might be happy but your body will thank you . Taking care of yourself and being healthy is a life long mission that does lead to happiness however the journey should not be a painful one.
The general view of overweight/ obese people is that they are unhealthy and don’t care about themselves. Just how many Americans would that be? 97.1 million Americans. Or 35.70% of the world population. These individuals are our mothers, fathers, siblings, husbands, wives and family members. People that we love.
Yes, there are days where I look at myself and complain about XYZ body part. But I LOVE my body. It is 100% mine and everyday for 20 years it has taken me on a journey unlike any other.
I love my legs for the help carry me through the hardships of life.
I love my arms that allow me to embrace my loved ones.
I love my mind for helping me stay strong when my heart wants to stop trying.
I am NOT a healthy eater- I am learning about what I enjoy eating and what is available. I don’t eat all organic or vegan, but I am trying sooo many differnt things. I am a work in progress.
So, my friends and I went out to lunch for sushi ( this was my first meal of the day) I was not feeling it.
I did not try anything with fish and I just ate the veggie rolls.
Homemade alfredo! Everything was low fat or fat free :)!
I added a bit of white ground beef on top 🙂 With some delish apple cider 🙂
I am doing well with my meals- as far as waiting to go back for more. My eyes are NOT bigger than my stomach!
Its the in between/ mindless munching I need to work on. When I am bored I eat. I need to be more MINDFUL of what I am putting in my body.
QUESTION: How do you control the mindless munching?