4 Clicks to Peace With Food
If your life is anything like mine, the last few weeks, you've been living in The Upside Down.
I thought it was just me, but then I started listening, not only to my clients, but also to the conversations taking place in the world all around me. And I noticed a few themes:
- Spinning our wheels
- Wanting to do more, but not knowing where to start
- "I feel like I'm working so hard, and I'm just treading water." (H/T to one of the most amazing people I know for that one, because we've all been there.)
In short, many of us are running on fumes, and one of the very last things we feel like doing is overhauling our entire lives (unless it's to set them on fire and start over on an uncharted island all alone, with The Rock on scheduled visits. No? That's just my escape plan? Okay...), because pizza and Subway are about all we can muster right now.
And I get that. Like...do I *EVER* get that.
But, here's the thing: we deserve to be taken care of too.
And you know this, because we all know you can't pour from an empty cup, and you're a better coworker/partner/friend when you take care of yourself. But also, you deserve to be taken care of too...because you're a living, breathing, feeling human being worthy of care, just as you are. Not in order to *do* something. Just because you exist and are worth it.
So, to that end, rather than overload you with info during back-to-school time, we're gonna go over some basics: some nutrition basics, some lifting basics (and a few workouts in there), and some mindset basics. I'm almost positive (you're chuckling if you know me, because I usually write newsletters two weeks in advance, but this is not an already-known, tongue-in-cheek red herring; this is real-time, team.) there will be a whole week full of things I've found on the internet that have made me laugh in trying times before the month is out.
- If you're having trouble sticking to any nutritional commitments you've made to yourself, you might want to read about how to Be a Little Less Perfect to be a Little More Consistent.
- If you're struggling with binge eating and can't figure out why your body is talking to you, but you can't hear her (or him), and all you're doing is stressing yourself out, and then eating more, perpetuating the cycle, you should explore Give Yourself a Break and Reset Your Thoughts on Food.
- And if you're just here for the food, there are recipes for Salmon with a Honey-Mustard Pan Sauce (and bonus: Huevos Rancheros, my go-to easy meal) and Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Granola.
Check out any/all of the above, and remember: the fight against overwhelm ends the second you take a step in the direction you've been avoiding (because then, at the very least, we know what's next!).