Happy Wednesday loves..I have the day off today and what better way to spent it but with my Momma! I haven't seen her is a while so I'm pretty happy.
A few updates before showing you my eats...
1. I had an awesome leg workout yesterday with Ben. I squatted 80lbs and leg pressed 140lbs which is good for me at the moment..I could probably add more on both though as I wasn't completely fatigued afterward. The other awesome part of the workout was the fact that the gym was PACKED and I actually didn't care! I was so freakin' proud of myself. Woot!
2. I'm not sure if it's just Ed rearing his ugly head more these days or if I've really gained weight. Maybe I'm just noticing my body more? I don't know. But whatever it is, I hope it's temporary and that I start feeling better about my body. It seems as though my eyes are focusing on my arms and hips lately. They are in the spotlight and I hate it. It's driving me bonkers. I just want to be okay for once. Is that too much to ask? I think I've struggled with Ed so long that his views have become so engraved and I can't get rid of them. I see my arms growing and all I see is fat, when I should really be focusing on how muscular and strong they are becoming. What is wrong with me? Can't I see that Ed is just trying to sabotage my efforts and bring me down? Garg.
3. Ben took me shopping this past weekend and bought me a pretty outfit. By the way, it was his idea, not mine. He was complaining that I never wear anything nice just always shorts and a huge t-shirt. He wanted me to get a dress or something so this is what he picked out (at Maurices)...
It took us forever to agree on something because I just couldn't figure out where I'd wear this but it's cute and maybe we'll go out for dinner or something who knows. I like the way it looks on so that's a plus!
Now on to what I ate...thanks to Jenn as always...
Recent Snack: Sally's Smart almonds! These are the bomb!
Like seriously so good and I love that nothing else is added in terms of sugars or anything!
Recent Snack: I made a new thing...PB2 mixed with coconut butter (Kevala to be exact!) and enough water to make it thick (not watery), and then you add granola on top! I was in heaven...it was like cookie dough but better haha!
Recent Lunch: black grapes with chicken stripes and mustard! Mmmm yums :)
Recent Lunch: P28 protein bagel with grapes and Ostrich/Beef jerkee strip! <--my favorite thing ever invented!!
Recent Breakfast: Chobany peach yogurt topped with Jessica's granola!
Recent Snack: Biena chickpeas...these things are awesome! I tried the sea salt kind but they have cinnamon maple and chili lime! I'll be trying those very soon.
No dinners? Haha, I guess I failed on snapping pictures, oh wells. Most consisted of squash and chicken sausage though!
And just some positive articles I found...
The Body Love Pledge: I loved reading this...it helped me really think about my body and realize that I must love myself for me and stop trying to be someone else or want to look different.
10 Pounds by Happy is the new Healthy...this basically made my day when I read it because I was in such a need of some body love. She is so amazing, I always love reading her posts!
The Sexiest Women is the World: a great article about what a true sexy women looks like.
How to Overcome an Eating Disorder by Lindsay's List: this is such an inspiring and informative post. It helped me a lot, especially the tip about speaking your actions. Definitely a must read.
LEARN to love yourself: another awesome article about loving yourself! I love reading these types of things as you can see.
Nothin' Wrong with You Baby: I loved reading this! Inspiration times 100! Another must read.
Go Kaleo: this blog is AMAZING! Like her on facebook too for more inspiration. She's so real, it's refreshing.
Have a good week <3