Wednesday, June 4, 2014

True Confessions

Mid-week already! Woohoo! Nothing special going on here this week, so I thought I'd make a few "confessions" about myself...

1) I am a religious calorie counter. I have been logging everything I eat virtually every day for several years. It's something I picked up after losing 30 lbs in the spring/summer of 2006, and then regaining about 10 of it a year later. At the time, it helped me get back on track by being more aware of my portions. But the habit stuck, and admittedly at times, I've been a little obsessive about it. I would love to become a more intuitive eater and break myself of my calorie counting.

On a related note, Laura over a Mommy Run Fast wrote this great post today about Why Calories In vs. Calories Out is Outdated.

2) I'm newly obsessed with chocolate PB2! Totally random, and much more lighthearted than my first confession. :-) I have been eyeing this stuff for a long time and finally decided to try it.

Let me be clear though: it will never take the place of my beloved peanut butter! In fact, I don't ever think I'll actually reconstitute it as directed on the label and use it as a spread or topping. But I most certainly will continue mixing it into my smoothies! And perhaps make some chocolate PB2 pancakes....

3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 small banana
2 tbs vanilla rice protein powder
2 tbs of chocolate PB2
A whole lotta YUM!
3) I have a love hate relationship with running. I have to talk myself into doing it every.single.time. That being said, I never regret doing it. I do some of my best thinking while I'm running since I'm free of distractions and demands, and I love the sense of accomplishment that comes along with finishing a long run.

4) I'm a total homebody. I love the idea of having a huge circle of friends and busy social life, but at the end of the day, I'd much rather spend my time at home. I'm just really not all that exciting!

5) [Warning: Here's where it gets a little heavy...] I've been feeling pretty miserable, pretty frequently, for a pretty long time. Like anyone, I have my ups and downs; my good days and bad days. But sometime after having my second daughter, the downs started to outweigh the ups far too often.

I've been making some changes to improve my life, including spending more time pursuing my interests, creating an outlet (this blog!), and generally trying to slow down and enjoy. Today I came across this great post today about 100 Ways To Live A Better Life. I've already started doing some of these things, but there are some really great suggestions on here and I plan to try more of them!

Ok, your turn...

What's your true confession?

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