I have been eating healthier lately. And by lately I mean that for the past few months I have made an effort to pass on the donuts and opt for the strawberries. I've made the conscious decision to go for the salad when I really wanted a hamburger. And don't go thinking that I am just eating healthy all the time, just like that because really, it is a struggle sometimes.
During those times when I am going back and forth between wanting that that unhealthy yet oh-so-delicious piece of pizza and wanting to stick with it I try to bring to mind why I am doing this. So, I thought I'd get a little serious on here and talk about why I really want it and why I am doing my best to eat healthy.
For N. I love this new role I have. I love being the one who makes us dinner. I love being the person who takes care of that sort of thing. I'm a nurturer at heart and so when I get the chance to take care of someone I love, I jump on it. I feel like I owe it to N to make things that are healthy for the both of us.
For my vain side. Yeah, this one has to be in here. I want to look good, ya know? I used to be able to eat hamburgers every day but that ship has sailed and we are now working with a grow up lady body. The kind that decides that my metabolism was working way too efficiently in the past. So yep, gotta keep up with this.
For my noggin. I haven't talked about this a lot on here but sometimes anxiety really takes a hold of me. My mind just rans rampant with petty worry and once it's gone there, it's a knock down drag out fight to bring it back. But. But. Eating well, cleanly, makes a huge difference. I didn't really believe this before I experienced it but it is true you guys. Eating healthy really makes a huge difference.
For my Future Kids. I want my kids to grow up in the same atmosphere I had when I was a kid. A big part of this (something I didn't realize until I moved out) centered around the way we ate as a family. My mom made a nice, healthy, family meal each night and it was something that we all enjoyed and I want that for my kids. I won't have that, genuinely, if I don't create those habits now.
For my peace of mind. I want what I eat to always be something that benefits me as a whole. I don't want it to just satisfy a certain craving, or just be a typical healthy food, or . I like eating healthy because it makes me feel good. Like all around good. It makes me feel good in the ways I mentioned above, yeah, but it also makes me feel grounded, well-adjusted, more adult-like, if you will. Eating healthy will make you feel good but the idea of eating healthy will make you feel good too. It's nice to have both :)
So. What are your thoughts? Does anyone else out there feel the same? Different? I'd love to hear :)