Sweet potato donuts, matcha, and a big cozy jacket... pretty strong fall vibes if you ask me 🍁Lately I’ve been craving foods I never crave: donuts, pasta with butter and cheese, pizza, and croissants to name a few- aka the kinds of food my mind used to shame me for even thinking about. Normally, I eat “alternative” versions that I enjoy just as much, if not more (@eatbanza, @caulipower, @simplemills, etc... even in this pic I’m eating a vegan sweet potato donut because I really liked it more than the normal!). I would be lying if I said this way of eating 100% has nothing to do with my fear of those “normal” versions, but I also know it is largely because I truly enjoy these meals. At the same time, I also try to not prevent myself from eating the “normal” version if that’s what I really want, even if I’m kind of scared to do so... like right now. I’ve noticed the changes in my stomach- a bit softer and less defined- but for right now my mind doesn’t shame me for this. Strength and positivity come and go for me and I think that the feeling of freedom is becoming more frequent, even if occasionally interrupted by that little voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough. I am trying to rewrite that narrative, letting myself know that I AM good enough because I have the strength and courage to listen to my body instead of listening to the old wives’ tale that tells me completely otherwise. We all go through cycles of good and bad and positive and negative, and I don’t think any of us can ever be perfect, but with every step of progress, we get that much closer to living our lives completely free.