What better way to start a post than with an easy and AMAZINGLY cookie recipe.
I know you have had no-bake cookies before and seen them a million times but these one’s are different. No chocolate?!?! I was skeptical too and called the cutest Allison a traitor for not including the most important ingredient.
I took a bite and died. The best no-bake cookies I have ever had. I really don’t know how I went 25 years without these gems.
I made up for the lack of them in my life by downing more cookies than I care to admit.
I am too lazy to actually type the recipe so here is a picture of the pink panther magic slip of goodness:)
Sometimes I wonder why it is so easy for me to tell you EVERYTHING….I have no shame in opening up on hungryrunnergirl because I have learned that 99% of you know EXACTLY what I am feeling and hopefully I help at least one person know they are NOT alone:)
I talk about the HUNGRY part and the RUNNER part a lot but every now and then I need to throw in the GIRL part.
WIth the lack of running (I know I am pathetic and missing it after only 4 days without it) my self-esteem starts to suffer a little bit. My positivity about myself starts to fade a little bit and clearly I am addicted to those endorphins. Running gives me a sense of accomplishment, it is something that I can do that makes me feel special, it helps me to feel alive and like I am the bomb.com
So without it, I start feeling like I am not as ‘good’ of a person as I am when I am running many miles every day. I know it sounds ridiculous saying it out loud (or typing it) but I am just being honest.
After my 27 miler on Saturday I didn’t even notice my acne or the fact that I ate 139 grams of sugar within 15 minutes…….it didn’t matter because I felt so good about my running accomplishment and that nothing could bring me down.
My main point is that we can’t base our self-worth on Running, Exercise, Appearance, a New Outfit or our Job. Sure those things make us feel good about ourselves but we can’t let them define us.
What happens if we get injured and can’t run or workout? How will we feel about ourselves when we get attacked with acne (yes, I am referring to myself right now)? Do we think we aren’t a good person when we don’t have enough mula for a cute new outfit/make-up/getting our hair did or if our muffin tops are a little bit more fluffy than they were last year at this time? What if our boss tells us to re-do a project we have worked on for months or we get a C on a test……..are we then worthless?
I have no idea if this makes any sense. I am not trying to lecture but more talk myself through figuring out where to truly base my self worth from. Basically, I am forcing you to follow my journey of growing up:)
I just want to say that how much we are worth does not depend on superficial things like how far we can run, ugly scrunched face photos, a silly number on a scale or what grade we get because all of that can CHANGE overnight and we have no way to prevent it.
What we can base our self-WORTH on:
1-How we treat others and our relationships with them, how we try to make OTHER’S lives BETTER than they were before they met us.
2-Faith. No matter what religion you are I think that believing in a Higher-Being and knowing that HE loves us unconditionally helps us to realize how much we are WORTH (okay, crying onto my keyboard as I type this during my lunch break…..I have issues).
3-Our Integrity and making good decisions that go along with our values and morals.
4-Accomplishments……if you can’t do what you ‘normally’ do to feel accomplishment than find something new that helps you feel like you are ridiculously awesome.
5-Deep down we know how awesome we are…….try to find that and spend time each day finding that inner peace.
1. Do you ever find yourself basing your self-WORTH on things that are superficial (our weight, looks, what the media tells us we should be or how many miles we can run etc)?
2. Anything to add to my list of where to find true self-worth? Help a sister out:)
3. What was the last food item you were skeptical about but then turned out to be amazing!?!?!
-I was worried that the lack of chocolate in the cookies were going to be a deal-breaker but it turned out to be my favorite. Over Christmas break I tried bacon for the first time in a long time because I thought it was nasty…..turns out it is one of my favorites:)