Hope your day is starting off pleasant!
This morning, I woke up feeling good. I am proud of myself for making an effort in increasing my calories and reducing my exercise intensity this week. It’s not easy. I’ve had lots of hard and emotional days. And I know the first few weeks are going to be very hard on me, but today I was feeling rather bright and proud.
*This morning for breakfast, I made a creamy overnight buckwheat bowl. I am so glad I brought back buckwheat into rotation. This had buckwheat creamy cereal, that I ground up before hand, 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1/2 banana, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, stevia. Toppings included more cinnamon and peanut flour paste.*
Some days aren’t as great though. I wake up with lower energy and I can feel stress and negativity creeping into my thoughts.
As I go through my daily routine, I hear the voices creep into my mind and start to think I’m “fat”. I look in the mirror and see a person who was not there yesterday, a totally different human being has embodied my presence. My appearance is skewed. Whenever I pass a mirror, I can’t help but notice how much bigger I am today.
Wow. Wait, hold on a minute! Something isn’t right. It is impossible for me to have changed that much in a day.
“Feeling fat” is a common phrase among plenty of women. Fat is not a feeling. There are many emotions we may be experiencing when these days happen. Perhaps you are stressed at work, tired, angry, or upset. Which in turn can make you perceive things negatively, including your body. Fat is not something you are able to feel.
When this happens, it’s important to take a step back. These days aren’t about your looks or size. Realize that this uncomfortable feeling is coming from an underlying issue.
*Of course, no morning is complete without a Starbucks run. Caffeine fuelled mornings are the only way I can function or think properly.*
What is happening in your life right now? Are you happy? Sad? Angry? Try and find the root of the problem, deal with it, and move on. You are most likely taking out these thoughts into your appearance. Instead, focus and appreciate all that you have accomplished and that you are worthy of feeling good and celebrate your successes in life.
Its important to not wallow in self pity and get down on yourself more. Be positive. Be confident with yourself. You have the power in changing your thoughts. You’re in control to make changes in behaviours and beliefs. Your life is always beautiful if you look at it with a positive attitude.
*Before my busy afternoon, I heated up some leftover spaghetti squash and roasted broccoli slaw and covered it all in marinara sauce. Underneath, is a hidden leftover turkey burger. Yum.*
You only have one life, live it wisely. Enjoy everything about this day. Even when things aren’t so great, we learn from each experience we go through in this life journey.
Have you ever experienced “fat days”? What do you do to change your thoughts?
What are your plans for the weekend?
I’m off to a hair appointment. Have a marvellous Friday loves!!