The older I get, the less I feel like I give a shit what anybody thinks about me. And it doesn’t come from a place of bitterness, it’s just that I know in order to be happy I can’t worry too much about constantly making others happy.
Because that takes a lot of energy.
And it’s impossible.
I make decisions based on my values and what is going to be best for me. And anybody who doesn’t like it, is long gone by now.
It occurred to me that I am finally at a place in life where I don’t have people in my life who aren’t good for me. A weight has been lifted. It’s a burden I wish no one would carry.
I can’t stress this enough: put yourself first (in most cases, of course there are always exceptions). You can’t help others fill their tank if yours is empty!
So: November Fitness Update! Here we go!
We went to the gym with couple friends of ours last week and I got a chance to work out with my friend Kori for the first time. Kori being somewhat more of a newbie than me, I hoped to impress her with more than just my great sense of humour.
Guys, she kicked ass. This woman was born to lift. She is so amazingly beautiful and powerful, and I couldn’t believe my eyes the weight she could lift! She is my inspiration this month.
That being said I am focusing on strength this season and am becoming less and less preoccupied with aesthetics. I’ll revisit the aesthetic part come February.
Typical “fit girl” talk I know, but the building phase is so necessary and there for a reason. It’s improvement season! It’s a chance for me to build some serious muscle – which is exactly what I look forward to revealing in the spring!
If you are curious about what I have been up to lately, this will give you a pretty good idea what that is. Matthew took me to this really cool little path out in the country with the dogs the other day – I have been outside a lot in an effort to get all the sunshine I can before snow is on the ground!
Which just so happens is today… I’m soooo not ready! (emotionally)
PS aren’t my doggies adorable?
And of course, here’s what I’ve been eating lately:
Homemade “mostly nuts” granola with banana and almond milk. This granola is actually flavored “ginger snap” according to the recipe – which makes sense as it’s made with molasses as a sweetener and tastes a lot like a ginger snap cookie!
This was actually breakfast today – oats with blackberries, hemp seeds, and cashew milk. Okay okay, that’s a scoop of coconut sugar. I try not to add sugar to too many things, but when I do I use coconut sugar because it doesn’t spike your blood sugar as much as regular sugar does.
Noodles and giant chunks of red pepper in a quick thai peanut sauce. I made this for lunch for my sister and I and she loved it. It just goes to show that you don’t need to make elaborate meals to impress anyone – sometimes simple and easy is best!
Okay, the truth is, I’ve been on a bit of a noodle-eating binge lately. Being in nutrition school has encouraged me to go way out of my comfort zone. I am trying to eat carbs “responsibly” – in a way that won’t aggravate my gut or anxiety. And I’m making amazing strides with it that I will share with you all soon!
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