Heading into the holidays i dont know about you but I’ve begun to think about food more and more. What I should eat. What I shouldn’t eat.
I’ve always had an interesting relationship with food. A story that isn’t unique. Which is maybe why it’s even more important to share. I’d grown up being skinny and that’s often the first and only thing anyone would say about me. “Oh you’re so skinny I’m so jealous.” So early on I thought that was a good thing, one of the better things about me. So I did what I could to stay skinny. Which meant not always eat much. Eating disorder sounds extreme for what i was going through. But I can’t say I’ve always had a healthy relationship with food.
Getting any bigger was a fear. Insert image on the left, what I looked like most of high school and college, trying to stay skinny. Not lifting. All cardio. And long fasts between meals.
Come to this photo of me today. Opting for fit. Opting for a healthier relationship with food. Knowing food fuels my body. Knowing it’s ok if I eat ice cream. Not feeling guilty for when i choose to indulge.
Prepping for thanksgiving week by continuing to eat as normal, not dieting so i can afford a splurge. You don’t need to work off the calories you consume. Food is not a barter for your body. Food is your fuel.
And the sooner we begin to have a healthy relationship with food I️t will have a more positive impact on our bodies and our lives. ❤️