Hello Beautiful People,
I’m a little late doing my Food & Diet post this week. I am still playing catch up after the bank holiday! If you follow my Snapchat (DayDreamerChic) you will have seen that I pretty much ate my way through those few days off. If I’m honest, come Monday, I actually felt quite guilty.
Don’t worry though, I slowly got a grip of myself. I started to question is this ‘guilt’ really necessary when I had eaten well all week?
I recently read Roz Purcell’s interview in Stellar magazine (if you haven’t read it, you really should) and I realised that this negative association with food, is much more damaging than I initially thought.
At what cost do I want this ‘perfect’ body? Is there even such a thing? Realistically there’s always going to be someone who has a better body than me (in my mind) and who’s to say that person isn’t feeling insecure? We tend to look at others through rose tinted glasses and see the negatives in ourselves, unfortunately. This isn’t healthy.
Looking good is important to most of us, especially in the run up to Summer, but what’s happened to the focus on feeling good too? Pushing ourselves to the limit, restricting all the food we enjoy and leaving ourselves exhausted from over exercising. For what? Let’s be honest, it’s generally just to look good in a bikini.
While I can’t speak for anyone else, I know I certainly undo most of my hard work once I actually go on holidays anyway!
I’m generally a big advocate for healthy food. The nourishing, wholesome kind, not the ‘low fat’ kind. I also don’t count calories (thankfully) and I very rarely weigh myself. I feel like I’ve drifted from this lately though. I’ve been really conscious of how I look, but this constant thinking of food has made me actually eat more. Not more of the goodstuff mind!
I’m finally back trying to eat good, natural food:
It’s like something finally clicked after reading the Stellar article. Going forward I am still doing my ‘Bikini Body’ series, but I’m going to be placing much more emphasis on feeling good too.
So I kicked this all off by finally caving, giving up my Nikes & buying a pair of Asics, to help with my damaged knee. I’m also making a conscious effort to get more sleep! (is this what being sensible feels like?) I’m eating when I’m hungry and not worrying if I’ve had ‘too many carbs’ that day! Even after 3 days I’ve noticed a difference and am hoping this is set to increase. I don’t want to focus too much on weightloss, I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin, something I haven’t been in a while.
I want to be fit and healthy in 20 years time, not just looking toned on a beach for a week in August! I want my energy levels back and I also want to care less and less about any wobbly bits (by any, I mean ALL!)
We all just need to give ourselves a break sometimes and stop nitpicking!
All My Love,
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