The truth is… I have never been one to really invest in my looks. I never wore make up (though I have never found make up that really works for my face). I hardly ever got my hair cut. Maybe once a year? My hair has a lot of damage issues every time I go back in. As the weight packed on, I invested in myself even less. It is absolutely crazy how we can totally ignore our bodies and fill it with absolute crap. Yet I think I really had to go through those periods so I can appreciate life a little more now. I am working so hard to give myself what I have always deserved. I deserve to eat well. My body needs that to function properly. I mean you don’t buy a brand new car and then fill it up with vegetable oil. You give it the proper fuel. So why do we not do that with our own bodies? We fill it with unnatural chemicals that our bodies are unsure what to do with and just try their best to beak it down… How can that be good for your metabolism? Giving it stuff it is unsure of what to do with? I know personally I would much rather have my body knowing exactly what to do with the food I feed it and knowing it will give me the energy to go throughout the day. I do not have the ups and downs that I used to have. Yeah, occasionally I get tired after a long week… but I am tired from exercising not from laying on the couch all day and eating. It is a whole other kind of tired that I really enjoy.
You are worth making that change. I am starting to see those really unnatural foods as poison… I mean seriously, when you are eating things you can’t even pronounce that were made in a lab… how can that really be tasty? Why would you do that to yourself? Why are you not worth natural foods? I know people think it “tastes” better but it is all just part of companies wanting to make more money. They want you to keep coming back so they add things that trick your body to crave it. I do not want companies messing with my mind that! No thank you. After not eating that kind of junk food for months, I do not miss it. If I do eat some of it, I don’t feel well afterwards. It is just not worth it. I am loving making my own food and not relying so much on prepackaged stuff. I have no idea how the notion got into people’s heads that healthy eating meant eating grass all the time. NO WAY. I still eat burgers, spaghetti, chicken, turkey, pork, desserts, bread… I just don’t rely heavily on a lot of additives. I do not rely on butter and salt to make my food taste better. I rely on natural flavors of garlic, onion, basil, rosemary, cilantro, pepper… And honestly, I think it tastes better.
You are worth it. You are worth the extra time to spend on yourself. To make you feel better about yourself. If you are feeling miserable, you have the strength inside of you to change. Trust me. It gets better! Your life is not horrible, but the way you are treating your life is horrible.
Anyway, I am going to get off my high horse now… I don’t know why I felt like ranting. So sorry guys! Ooops.
So today, I treated myself to things I have never done before. A manicure and a pedicure. Also, I got my eyebrows professionally done (which I have never done before either… and I have always hated my eyebrows!). And let me tell you… I do not know why it took me so long to get this done! Manicures and Pedicures are absolutely amazing. My hands are SO soft, and I seriously almost fell asleep in the massage chair when the amazing girl was doing my feet. It was so relaxing… and I think what made it even more awesome was the fact that I knew I deserved it. I have lost 44 pounds (I was down another pound this morning!). 44 pounds. On my own. No magical pill. No weight watchers (not against weight watchers WHATSOEVER… I am just stating I am doing it without it). That is a pretty amazing feat. I am running. I am working out. I am eating right. And I deserve to treat myself.
So ready to see some pictures and have me stop talking like a know-it-all? Ok. Good. Me too! Sorry guys for being annoying. :p