First of all, I hope you guys have noticed & like some small changes I’ve made to the blog. I finally figured out how to make a new banner (haha) & I also added a page called “Let it Out.” Check it out, I hope some of you write comments on it!
In other news, life has been pretty good the past few days 🙂 Can’t really complain
This wrap I had the other day was soo amazing- I stuck in turkey & goat cheese & let it get all grilled up 🙂 & then had an apple & some Southwestern flavored Baked Lays
on Memorial Day, My family & I went with some neighbors to see my Dad’s baby horse. We have race horses and we thought it’d be fun for our neighbor’s little kids to see.
I started off with a breakfast, inspired by a not-so-healthy but oh-so delicious cereal purchased by my Mom!
The next morning, I introduced my long-lost love (for breakfast) into my life! yoatgurt 🙂
I went to work out & then made a quick run to TJS.. it is right next to my gym… not good for my wallet, very good for my soul
I made a mexican style wrap with salsa, guac, & chickenless strips & all the necessary sides
I snacked on this bar, which was impressively delicious
This kept me full for a few hours & then I went to BBYO (a youth group I was really involved with in high school) with my sister because she is the President of our chapter now. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at a restaurant called Aladdin’s. We started with a hummus appetizer
Last night I spent time at home with my family & then woke up to another bowl of my fav- yoatgurt!
Yesterday I went shopping with my Mom for a bit & we got some stuff for my birthday party (soo fun), & then I had an outpatient therapy appointment, & I babysat last night. Afterwards, some friends came over and we just caught up and goofed around.
I have been doing well in my recovery, as I’ve written here for the past few posts but as I have continued to see a therapist, I’ve realized that I am very confused about where I stand with regards to my eating disorder. I am struggling to determine which behaviors/attitudes are eating disorder related and which are just normal feelings that all women have.
I have been thinking a lot about what defines healthy living & when it goes too far. I definitely believe there is a fine line between being healthy and being too healthy. The question is, what is that line?
In my opinion and through my experiences, I’ve realized that it is important to make sure that healthy eating & exercising are a priority, but not #1. Issues have arisen for me when I have put exercising before socializing, or when I have worried about healthy eating to a point where I can’t focus as well on other things.
Healthy living is not simply how you eat and how you exercise. It is about how you feel– how happy you are, how many friends you have, how often you laugh. To me, I know I am happiest when I am not even thinking about healthy eating or exercising (though they could still be happening) because in those moments, I have not a care in the world.
I know for me to be truly living healthily, I have to be surrounded by friends and family, eating to a point where I am satisfied but not stuffed, exercising moderately, and doing things I genuinely enjoy. Foods like cake and cookies may not be healthy, but they are satisfying, so they should be enjoyed every now and then.
Sometimes, I feel so overwhelmed by all the knowledge I have obtained about healthy eating/exercising. I want to be perfect in every way, but I know that that is absolutely impossible. I wonder –> Am I wrong for not eating a vegetarian or vegan diet? Is it bad that I drink alcohol sometimes? Are the artificial sweeteners I consume (too much probs) going to kill me (k i’m prob exaggerating)?
I don’t know the real answer to those questions, but I know that my personal health is the best when I am not stressed about them.
I want to open this up to you all because I am so interested to hear your opinions: When Do you think “healthy living” goes too far? What even IS healthy living?
Have an absolutely amazing day- love you all to pieces!