Just baking some cookies before even making breakfast for our Sunday morning.
My sister requested the Everything Cookies for dessert last night and the only time we had to make them was early so we got to work. Our family is obsessed with these.
WHERE’S MY BABY!!?!?!?!
We go to church each Sunday for three hours and by the end of our meetings I was thinking, ‘How in the world did I run non-stop for about the same amount of time (give or take) as church while training/running these marathons?’ The change in a runner’s perspective when we are in training vs. not in training sure is drastic. I’ll get back to those crazy long runs again but for now the idea of running for so long feels foreign.
Brooke pretending that she is Ginger (our future dog’s name)… her dog impersonation is even better than her horse one.
And then it was time to go over to my sister’s house for gnocchi. My nephew turned one and he loves potato anything, especially gnocchi and so she made some for dinner.
Cuddling on the couch while he opened his presents. I gave him a toy and mashed potatoes.
Kids really are the best.
All of Brooke’s gymnastic classes are sure paying off. She did an almost cartwheel the other day at my mom’s house and I was pretty surprised.
***Please note—> I am not a nutritionist. I am just a random almost 30 year old in Utah writing her thoughts on a blog. Proceed with caution.
I’ve been pretty open about my food issues in the past and after talking about my elliptical days yesterday it reminded me about the guilt I used to associate with food back in my early-mid twenties. I’d love to get your opinion/experiences on this subject too.
Goodness gracious, I used to feel all sorts of guilt for eating anything that wasn’t on my list of good foods back then. I am positive I wasted a lot of brain power and time feeling bad after eating meals/desserts that in my eyes at the time were not healthy. I’ve told you this before but pregnancy did a wonder on my brain. It really helped me to appreciate my body for making my best little buddy (see above picture) and to be a lot kinder to myself. It was all kind of my ‘aha’ moment where I decided enough is enough and I needed to let go of the guilt that I associated with food. I just wanted to share a few of my thoughts that have helped me when it comes to food guilt.
-When I am 70 years old, do I want to look back on my life and think about all of the time that I spent feeling guilty about my food? No way. I want to think about the memories with my people, the work, the play, the runs, the experiences and the delicious foods I enjoyed along the way. I do not want to look back on my life and realize I wasted a lot of time thinking about what I did/did not eat.
-I should feel guilt for things like lying, hurting someone, stealing, going against my morals etc. but over food… um no. Guilt is a feeling that is wired into us to experience when we do something wrong. I do not believe that it is a feeling meant to be experienced for eating too much/not fueling ourselves perfectly. I feel like guilt is one of those feelings that really brings us down and that sure effects our choices and the people in our lives… so constantly feeling guilty over food can really hurt ourselves and our relationships.
-Food is just a thing. I won’t allow it to have control over me. It’s a thing.
Now I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting to improve our nutrition and work towards making good choices for our bodies. I think it is great to care about what we are fueling ourselves with and trying to fill it with more nutritions options… BUT what is the point of feeling guilty after a meal? There is nothing you can do about it. You can’t change it. You ate it and now you can move forward with the rest of your day rather than dwelling on the food eaten. I try to eat a somewhat balanced meal, enjoy it and then think about other things once I am finished. Easier said than done if you are struggling with food guilt but it’s all about making progress not perfection right? Focusing on changing our mindsets little by little will make a huge difference over time.
Ever struggle with food guilt? What do you do to help with this problem?
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Who has a February bday… what day?
Any races in February for you? Which one?