Coming Down After Valentines Sugar Rush

Alright, y’all…The Valentines day hoop-lah is over, and it’s time to get back to the reality we’ve all tried so hard to consistently maintain. If you’re like me, you let yourself slightly indulge in some things you never EVER do: dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, and some sweets. Hopefully you’re in a good place mentally to not let this ruin the image and goals you’ve created for yourself. After all, one or two days of a more careless eating regime aren’t going to be life-or-death to you. Well, they shouldn’t be anyways. You should let yourself have these times because after all, it’s JUST food, and food isn’t something we should be afraid of. If I’m being entirely honest, I have struggled with this concept. I’m only human, and for me to continue on this path to get to my goals, I fear that if I lose sight of the structure I’ve added into my life-which has brought a plethora of results-I’ll fall off the wagon, so to speak, and fail.

I know, this is severe and extreme. and likely not true. But I’m almost positive I’m not the only one out there that’s had these thoughts or felt this way. And lets be honest with ourselves…it’s OK. We can’t be the picture perfect image of health extraordinaire’s every second of every single day. But after battling with these thoughts (and pushing myself to the max of an extremely difficult workout), I’ve come to the realization that yes, I did indulge. But no, it’s not the end of the world. If we spend our days worrying ourself to the point of somewhat insanity, we’re wasting the precious gift of the moment. So what if you ate 5 boxes of chocolates in one sitting, then downed a few cocktails. Did they taste good? Did you enjoy it? Good. Life is all about these moments that we’re worrying away based on something so insignificant such as caloric intake. These moments are all we have, and it’s best that we take them for what they are when they happen, and let go of the insanity we as health freaks, sometime let take over.

In other food-related news…This week I have spaghetti squash on the menu for my lunches! May make a “pizza pie” (whole30 approved, if you want the recipe, just ask!) and some sweet potato egg casserole for breakfasts with broccoli and spinach. if you aren’t 100% loving vegetables (I used to struggle with this), give it time. Broccoli is my all-time favorite right now!

I’m enjoying this snowy Monday off of work, and I hope you enjoy yours, no matter what you do. And remember…Being present is the best gift you can give to yourself and those around you. ❤

#fitness #health #healthymindhealthylife #nutrition

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