Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great day yesterday! It was my long day so I couldn’t pop in but I’m working a wedding today and had a little time this morning so I figured I’d come say hi
First some great news! I finally am getting my money back from that company! I’m still kind of sorting things out but I was notified that I would be refunded That takes a huge weight off of my shoulders as I’m sure you could understand.
And now on to a little bit of serious business. I had a comment on my About Me page today and while I was caught a bit off guard when I first read it I’m actually really glad she asked her question because it made me wonder how many other people were wondering the same thing! She asked the question from a good place and I answered it there but I figured I’d take a little time here because I think it is important. So let’s talk about weight.
First, so we are all on the same page, I was asked that given my healthy diet and exercise routine, why I’m still so filled out. First, let me start off by saying my doctor and I wonder the same thing! I’ve posted about weight in the past and I don’t think I’ve kept any secrets about the fact that I’ve had issues with weight my whole life and that I continue to fight this battle every day. I am not a skinny girl and to be honest, I will never be a skinny girl because I have curves. And I love my curves and I’m ok with that. That said, I definitely have weight to lose and I’m working on it (and I’ve already lost quite a bit) but I’ve hit a gnarly plateau and I’ve been trying to break through it for at least a year. I’ve switched up my diet so many times but I’m just working on finding that balance.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not perfect and I don’t eat clean all the time. Everyone slips up, everyone eats things they regret. I choose to move on and try and fix it. I find that when I dwell on it bad thoughts and behaviors follow closely behind and that isn’t healthy. It has been a slow, painstaking process but I know that I will get there one day. I also know that there are days where I just can’t get in enough calories. Whether I’m working a wedding and don’t get enough of a break to eat a good, full meal or don’t have time to snack during the day, it happens. I also sit on my ass at work during the week which doesn’t help either.
With all of this said, I know that I work really hard and I know I am doing the right thing for my body. While I may not have a perfect model body, I am incredibly healthy as shown by my performance in the gym as well as the blood work that I recently had done by my doctor. Aesthetics will follow.
I hope that helps clarify things a bit for people wondering that same question This was kind of a tough one to write because weight is always a touchy subject but you guys know that I’m all for full disclosure. Well almost full disclosure. I was asked for my stats and I don’t feel comfortable putting my weight out there. I’m working on it but I’m not at the point where I feel comfortable giving out that info. Sorry!
On that note, let’s check out my breakfast? Ha, I think it’s funny to follow up that convo with a pic of my breakfast but it was so good I have to share it!
I had to take the photo on my phone because my equipment is all packed up for the wedding today so here is an instagram pic of my Banana Coconut Cream Pie Oats! I have been eyeing Gabby’s recipe for weeks now and I finally had the time and ingredients to try it! You guys seriously have to try it, they are so amazing! Definitely a good hearty meal to start a long day.
I’ll have some avocado toast before I head out to the wedding to properly fuel for the first part of my day. I’m also bringing fruit leather, a Larabar and an apple with a pack of Artisana raw nut butter (probably pecan) and hopefully I’ll be able to eat some fresh fruits and veggies later.
I hope that you all have a great day! Please feel free to weigh in (ha! I’m such a nerd) on this topic in my comments, I’d love to hear what you think!