Hello beautiful people!! Is everyone out partaking in fun Friday festivities or are you chillin’ at your pad like me? Either or is great, but my nights usually consist of some meal prep for the upcoming day, blog reading, studying for classes, and a long chat on the phone with my Mom and Dad I can’t go a day without even a quick little chat with them!
Yesterday was such a fun and mouth watering post all about the beauty of food I could talk about food forever, so I am extremely thankful for all of the comments that were happening after my post I really appreciate everyone sharing their thoughts and expressing their love for the beauty of food I see I am not the only one who takes time in meal prep and presentation I know it takes time, so it doesn’t always happen, but it sure is nice when we can make a tasty dish tasty for the eyes as well My breakfast definitely included both of these characteristics…
I whipped up some of Gina’s Perfect Protein Pancakes for my breakfast and topped them with my special fruit sauce Truthfully, it’s not that special; it’s the same recipe as my Sugarless Blueberry Syrup, but I just used raspberries instead
Gina’s Perfect Protein Pancakes are a go-to protein pancake of mine. Quick, easy, and always tasty.
Beautiful too, right?
Last night, I left you with a statement saying: “Food makes us beautiful, too!”
What did I mean by this?
I wasn’t implying that I was going to discuss the topic of foods that contain vitamins and nutrients that may be able to reduce the sign of acne (zinc), prevent aging (vitamin A, C, and E), or provide us with shiny silky hair (vitamin A, B, C, and E); instead, I was implying that women who I find the most beautiful love food and eat to fuel their beautiful bodies.
Take Jamie Eason for example…
or Tabitha Klausen-Leandri…
or Jessica Landstrom…
or Anouk Hoogendijk…
All of these women are athletes of some sort, but that’s not what makes them beautiful to me. I love these beautiful women because they are real and truly beautiful. All of these women know the importance of nutrition and their beautiful bodies are models of their lifestyle.
Years ago, I looked up to actresses and models flaunting beautiful clothes draped over their boney bodies…
Luckily, protruding collar bones, or any protruding bones for that matter, are not attractive to me anymore.
The women that catch my eye now are healthy and beautiful. Their bones are covered with muscle and body fat. I much rather have muscle and fat covering my bone frame than nothing at all.
I no longer pick up magazines with models on the cover like the two above. My lifestyle has changed for the better and I read magazines with women who show off their muscles, not their bones.
Aren’t these women much more beautiful?
Today, when I look in the mirror or at other women, I look for muscle definition instead of visible hip bones…
I notice women’s back muscles rather than their shoulder blades…
Aren’t these women much more beautiful than the two models shown previously?
Food makes these women beautiful. All of the women of proper weight shown throughout this post would not be capable of the sports they preform, let alone their daily activities, if it wasn’t for proper nutrition. It is amazing what these athletes consume on a daily basis. We learnt in my Dietary and Nutritional Assessment class the other day that the body mass index (BMI) calculation cannot even be applied to athletes or bodybuilders because the answer results in an incorrect one due to their high percentage of muscle mass!
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a high BMI due to your muscle mass? I think that is much more attractive than a BMI that is considered too low.
Even though I may never be a Jamie Eason or a Jessica Landstrom, I can still set goals for myself and strive to achieve each one I implement.
I think it is amazing the amount of fuel my body needs since I have began to lift. Some days it’s almost like I can’t keep up! But I do, so I can continue to do the things I love like lifting, going for walks with my friends, bike rides with my family, or simply stand to do dishes. If I didn’t provide my body with the fuel it needs I wouldn’t be able to do the things I love; yes, even washing the dishes.
I know nutrition and getting my daily requirements is crucial for gaining the muscle mass I want in order to achieve many of my goals, so why did it take me so long to leave my ritual of egg whites at bed time? I am not sure why exactly, but ever since I have left them behind and stepped up to a better way to satisfy my nutritional needs at night I have never looked back Having a larger meal before bed time has done great things for me
1. I am not such a monster in the morning (I get grumpy when I get hungry! Grumpy may even be an understatement!)
2. I have a better nights sleep
3. I get to enjoy one of my all time favourite snacks before I end a perfect day
4. I am proud of myself each time I finish my bowl
5. I am fuelling my body for another great day
I just wanted to update you all with my progress on my new bedtime snack, so now you know
Have you made changes in your life lately?
What was the last change you made in your life?
Did you ever find thin models beautiful?
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With all of this talk about beautiful women, I have to mention another beautiful woman who is near and dear to my heart
Good night friends,