by just looking at the picture, the first update you can see is that I am in desperate need of a haircut
It’s funny to think, since this is my personal blog, but I almost forget to update you on myself and the new things that are going on in my life. I didn’t realize I had been slacking until a reader commented on a post published earlier this week and asked me for updates – do I still see a Registered Dietitian? Am I eating intuitively? What has my eating been like lately? etc.
Oh, where to begin?
If you are new to my blog or missed a few posts along the way throughout the summer, I began seeing a Registered Dietitian in May. You can read more about why I started seeing an RD here, but to sum it up – I wanted to get an extra bit of help from someone to gain the weight I felt I needed to gain.
The RD I went to see was really nice and helpful. I connected really well with her; however, after a few sessions with her I felt like I didn’t need her help any longer. I was going above and beyond the meal plan she had laid out for me and just eating a lot of food whenever I wanted to.
I’m not saying the help I received from her throughout the first few sessions wasn’t helpful because it was – it definitely gave me a kick in the pants to be consistent, but at the same time I knew I could do it alone. Without a meal plan, without an RD. Just me, listening to my body, and eating the foods I wanted to eat.
So, that’s exactly what I did. I began to just live. I’ve talked about intuitive eating a lot in the past and I truly believe that the intuitive eating challenge I took part in in March helped me get to where I’m at today. However, I do believe that when I was new to intuitive eating I thought about it too much, which really isn’t intuitive eating after all.
Today, I’m at a place in my life where I just live.
There are no labels to the way I eat. I don’t follow a plan. I just eat. Some days I eat a lot more than other days, but I always make sure to be mindful that I’m providing my body with the nourishment it needs on a daily basis, so I can perform my best! And by doing this, I’m a much happier person. The happiest I’ve ever been actually and I have more than enough silly face pictures of myself to prove it!
By eating this way, without stressing (literally just eating), I’ve been able to finally gain weight.
My closet is like a clothing store to me. I go shopping in it every day! Clothes that haven’t fit me in years are fitting me again! And I no longer need a belt when I wear my favourite pair of jeans!
My face is fuller.
I actually have cheeks!
The bones on my chest are covered up with necessary body fat, my shoulders are more round than square, I have legs, and I’m actually getting a booty! (p.s. did anyone try my sprint WOD? your booty will burn the next day guaranteed!)
I guess what I’m trying to say is that once I stopped focusing on gaining weight and made regaining health my main goal, the weight gain just came.
So, maybe some of us stress about our diets too much? I know I did at one point and once I stopped, I got to where I am today - healthy.
So let yourself live. Maybe try letting go of the rules you’re abiding to? I know by doing that it was much more easier for me to reach my goal of health and then the weight gain came along with that.
Having a couple of spoonfuls of Nuttzo every time I opened the refrigerator might have helped with that, too, though Seriously.
If you’d like to chat with me more about reaching your goals, don’t hesitate to send me an email at email@example.com I will do what I can to help you, but my advice to you right now is to just live.
I love my new look!
I love you too, so have a great day, but don’t forget to tell me… what style of eating works for you? can you relate to today’s post? have you recently gained weight? what are you loving about your new look? I’m seriously loving my body more and more every day!