This is where the giant disclaimer comes in that you do what works for you; however, this post is all about me.
You know that saying that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels? Yeah, well I have never tasted skinny but I have tasted french fries and ice cream, so guess which one I will pick every single time? Clearly I like to eat. I can't enjoy a salad as much as I enjoy... nearly anything else on the menu. I do worry, especially with adding the word "eat" to my social media persona, how that is interpreted by anyone who comes across this space, especially those with the "food is fuel" mentality. Do you think I am fat because I have never had a thigh gap? Am I a little fluffier than you could ever imagine yourself being? Do you think I don't know that I could stand to lose a few pounds and go to the gym
a little a lot more often?
Guys, I know this. I judge myself enough for all of us and I could nitpick my flaws for hours, I promise. But in looking at life lately, it isn't what has been important to me. Margaritas on Friday night after a long week are important. Surprise cupcakes from my husband are important. Having a bikini body may be your goal, but right now, it isn't mine. Besides, I hate the sun and only swim at my parents' house anyway. Fun fact: the first and only time I wore a bikini as an adult was on my honeymoon. I ended up with a terribly sunburned tummy because I have never had to apply sunscreen there before. I'm not making that mistake again!
If you work out to relieve stress, then cool. I'm jealous. I have never gotten that runner's high and looking for it was too damn tiring. If eating clean makes you feel good, then do it. I like fresh fruit and veggies too. I want to be healthy and I don't go out to eat daily, I do eat salads sometimes, I'm mindful of calories, and I try to choose the lowfat option when I can. I would kill to look like some women look, even on their "fattest" day. I do wish I could blink and look like nearly anyone who has ever dated Adam Levine. But it doesn't happen that way - that body requires sacrifice, and quite honestly, it isn't one I want to make right now. I'm choosing to settle for an imperfect body, sure, but I am trying to look at it as trading that mostly unattainable dream (for me, anyway) for some extra sleep and food experiences that I will in turn share with you. Let's consider it a sacrifice I make for my blog friends.
This. This made me giggle.
So today I confess to you that even though blogs are filled with workouts, recipes, lifestyle changes, and motivational quotes, I'm busy going against that and keeping up the demand for Coke Zero, Ben & Jerry's, and Barilla. But at least I buy the whole grain pasta. The internet has taught me a thing or two.
Linking up with Kathy