Of this I am certain: something happens every time I stop fighting with the way things are […]
I don’t know what to call this turn of events or the freshness that follows it, but I know what it feels like: it feels like relief.
When it comes to diets, I’ve tried them all – seriously. For the last 20 years, I’ve been on an endless quest to “fix” things. I am so over it.
And, if I’m honest, any dietary tweaks would have been just another attempt to lose pounds I don’t need or want to lose. I am done fighting my body. It grew two beautiful boys and continues to sustain one – that’s good enough for me.
Tons and tons of veg. A bit of meat and seafood. A good cappuccino and a piece of dark chocolate each day. Ice cream cones with my kid because it’s summer and we’re making memories. This, to me, is nourishment. 💕
:: Weekly(ish) Update:: The last few weeks were a bit challenging with sick kiddos, hubby’s business trip, etc. I briefly fell off the exercise wagon and quickly realized it is essential to my wellbeing. Essential. There is nothing quite like a hard workout to shake off the sleep deprivation and instantly lift your spirits. Woot! ☺️
Fact: I have spent 40 of the last 48 months either pregnant or breastfeeding, or both. The other 8 months, I was recovering from lost pregnancies or trying to get pregnant… or both.
I am physically, emotionally, and spiritually spent.
But all of that is behind me now (except the breastfeeding part)! Two beautiful boys chose me to be their momma – I know I am blessed. Now it’s time to replenish my reserves and fill up my cup so that I can be the best momma possible to these two souls.
Enter project nourish: 6 months of nourishment to set the foundation of a lifetime of self-care and love. Starting today.
… all to be explained in time. And a weekly status update right here.
This is bold and a bit scary, but it’s also necessary. It’s time to commit. Join me on this journey (and keep me accountable!). 🙂
P.S. This will also force me to update this blog – painfully out of date. 🙃
A year old, after ending up in the hospital at my most unhealthy self, I vowed to throw out all of my food dogma. All of my tampering wasn’t working. It was time for a new paradigm: eat whatever I want, whenever I want because frankly, my body knew better than my head. I have spent a year relearning how to eat – croissants, coffee, wine, and chocolate, it was all allowed. My gut and health have never been better.
Now I’m ready for phase two. It’s time to eat happy, play with great enjoyment, and savour each and every bite of life. It’s time to relish – my new favourite word.
And this is by far my new favourite book:
Without schedules or rules, but with a dash of this and another of that, I’m going to work my way through the recipes in this book… and I’m going to share the journey with you!
Ideal Coffee = ideal way to start a rainy Monday. Had to walk by the intimidating cool kids smoking out front – scary! – but my Americano was well worth it! Intimidating cool kid barista knows his coffee. Superb. Top notch. Etc.