Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope y’alls mornings are going fabulously 🙂
Last night’s dinner was at Fazoli’s again since we were in a huge hurry and it was right across the street from the church the concert was at! I had the baked spaghetti:
It was OK, but covered in WAY too much cheese! If I’d known that I would have just ordered the regular spaghetti. I still ate it all though. That and a couple of breadsticks! Woohoo for carbo-loading! We got to the concert and sat in the second to last row, which was fine with me since I needed lots of room to stretch my leg out. The first act was Matt Maher (loved him), then Phil Wickham (the reason we went), and then Leeland (which was OK – I’d never heard of them before and only really loved one song). Y’all, this concert was life-changing. More details at the end…
When we got home last night I got ready for bed immediately and fell asleep to the sweet sound of Nate playing the guitar and singing 🙂 He’s a lot better at it than he thinks and it’s pretty sexy to listen to my man praise God. Just sayin’ is all!
This morning I got up and did some upper body weights (taking a break on the lower body til I find out what the problem with my knee is tomorrow), some crunches, and then showered and got ready for the day. I also did Take 2 of the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Green Monster:
And we have a winner! This had great flavor and texture, much better than the first try. Recipe is:
- 1 cup milk (I used nonfat cow’s milk, but you could do any kind you prefer)
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (around 7 or 8 depending on the size). If they’re large, try to chop them a bit if you can to make blending easier.
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 packet Truvia
- 1 medium banana
- 2 big handfuls spinach
Blend til smooth and drink away!
So yes, the changes. I feel like I finally got this pummeled over my head last night: I do not want my life to be about me. I’ve been so blindly stuck on defining myself as a person who is struggling to overcome disordered eating and trying to lose weight that I’ve lost sight of the fact that that freedom has already been given to me; I’ve just been too blind to take it. Not that I won’t still think about it, but last night was the first time I truly felt freedom from this struggle. I am so much more than someone who has eating issues, and it’s time that I not only understand that, but LIVE it! Therefore I’ll be changing my “About Me” section to reflect the fact that although in the PAST I struggled with it, my present and my future are not determined by that anymore. I am a strong, smart, beautiful woman who deserves to enjoy my food, my body and my life. I’m going to work on eating things because I love the way they taste and the way they nourish my body, and I am going to be THANKFUL for that. I don’t expect this to be easy, but I know it’s going to be worth it! I would love any accountability you guys could give me too 🙂
When was the last time you had an “AHA!” moment, an epiphany, or a shift in paradigm? What was it? Have you followed through with it, or is it still a struggle? Obviously mine was last night, but I can’t even describe how free I feel today. I’m happy with myself and woman that I was created to be for the first time in a long time!
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