Lunch today is a omg pancake that turned into a scrambled pancake because I was getting impatient while cooking it. I’m going to call it an omg pancake instead of a gluten-free natural banana pancake because 1) It sounds better and 2) It takes forever to cook so when I cook it I’m like omg hurry up! haha Anyways, I made an omg pancake last night then topped it with fresh blueberries and 2 tablespoons of almond butter. This lunch is going to have staying power. Nut butter is one of the foods that sticks to my ribs and keeps me full.
When do we come to peace with the fact that being healthy doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be really lean, and being really lean doesn’t mean we’re healthy? The majority of the people that love to train and work hard to eat right seem to be forever chasing the dream of being really lean when in reality, it’s typically not conducive with a healthy body for most of us (myself included). And even if your body is able to stay really lean, a lot of people become a mess mentally (again, myself included), obsessing over everything we eat or don’t eat, and end up developing some downright spooky self-esteem issues, even though we’ve never looked better. Is it worth it to chase that unicorn?
Looking fit does not necessarily equate to being healthy. In fact, I’d say the majority of healthy, fit people do not naturally look like figure competitors or models nor should they.
All of our bodies are composed differently. Some people can build more muscle than others due to higher levels of testosterone. Some people naturally have lower body fat. Some “pear shaped” women have defined abs - a feature incongruously associated with health and fitness - despite higher level of body fat than their skinnier, but non-visible-abs having counterparts due to the placement of their organs and muscle structure.
Health and fitness varies from person to person. It’s up to us, the individual, to find what works best for us, for our bodies, and for our lives.
sandwich making time!