I was in a bit of a funk for the later part of the day, I just started to feel down about myself. I keep finding myself surrounded by women who focus a lot on food, calories, exercise etc. I am obviously a food person, I love to eat-eat-eat! I have always had a taste for the healthier side of the grocery store, it all started when I was five years old and my grandma would peel me a whole carrot and I'd eat it to be just like Bugs Bunny. I have also been an active individual my whole life, growing up I danced 4-5 days a week, ran track in high school, played lacrosse, ran a marathon when I was in college, skied every winter when I lived in the midwest, and the list goes on. While my life may seem like the picture of perfect health, I haven't always had a healthy relationship with food and my weight. I know this is something that a lot of young women go through and I was definitely not immune from these pressures. I'm not sharing this with you to simply divulge my deepest darkest secrets but rather to encourage anyone who reads this to love themselves. Love your body, love your mind and love your sprit. Put things in your body and engage in physical activity because it makes you feel good. Recently I haven't been feeling so positive about myself and I attribute this to some things that are going on around me. None of my girlfriends in college dieted, obsessed over calories and worked out every day. For the first time in my life I feel surrounded by that. I don't blame the people in my life that bring negative feelings out in me, it is not their fault, they are just living their lives and trying to achieve their own goals. But for me, I just can't get wrapped up in it because it brings me down and reminds me of a dark place I used to visit quite frequently.
So, what did I do to solve the blues? I blew some cash and ate some fro-yo.
Vanilla fro-yo with frozen strawberries, frozen nanner, nutmeg and the roommie's dried coconut.
Lululemon: enough said.
Their pants make your butt look great! Instant self-esteem booster!
Thumb holes, forgive the stubby fingers.
All of this really helped, now I'm plopped on my bed, going to wrap up some work before going to bed and then catching some much needed zzzs. Hope you all have a good night and love thy selves :)