Now here’s something I usually don’t talk about too much, yet it actually does take up a significant amount of my time. A little over 2 years ago I was a college junior whose favorite activity was eating french fries and wings with her boyfriend. I will add that that’s still one of my favorite things to do, but between then and now, I’ve found some serious balance.
I was often tired, lazy and I wasn’t happy with my body at all. It’s also very important to add that I NEVER WORKED OUT. I would mope around when I didn’t like how I looked in a dress/high waisted skirt, yet I was absolutely doing nothing about it and continued to fill my body with empty crap.
While I’m sure my fitness journey may sound a little basic, it was actually a book that changed it all. For one of my English courses, I was assigned to read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. To say that the book changed my life and the way I look at food is an understatement. Read more about that below (I’ve linked the book).
While I’m not perfect and I definitely wouldn’t classify myself as a vegetarian/vegan, the book completely revolutionized my approach to food. For the most part, I now eat as organic/simple as possible and never punish myself for eating too much almond butter or having a bite of that donut if I’ve been keeping things healthy. I opt for whole foods and keep the artificial stuff/all forms of fast food to a bare minimum. As soon as I started changing my diet, I began exploring the whole exercise thing. I HATE RUNNING and probably always will–that will never change, I promise you.
But over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with yoga, pilates and barre and slowly found my way to a healthier and happier place. I can assure you that I still steal Wayo’s fries though.
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