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I’m gonna be honest with you guys.

I havent been feeling that good about myself this week.

There are weeks when I feel great about myself and then there are weeks that I kind of get the blues. I look in the mirror and feel fat, not pretty enough, not good enough. I imagine a lot of people feel that way. Its hard to feel 100% about yourself all of the time. I’ve struggled with depression for years, and this week is just one of those weeks that its harder to keep that healthy mentality that I try so hard to keep.

Back in the day, this used to make me want to starve myself…to punish myself for not feeling good enough. It was a sad mindset and life to lead. Nowadays, I have my own coping mechanisms. I look in the mirror and I tell myself, “You are beautiful, hard-working and striving to be as healthy as possible, stop beating up on yourself”.

When I go through these blue emotions, I’m happy that I can pull myself out of it. Over-exercising and undereating doesnt solve anything, all it does is perpetuate this cycle of UNHEALTHY. That is not what I want to strive to be!

Sometimes you just gotta give yourself some love. Blow yourself a kiss and say, “I LOVE ME!”

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It doesnt hurt to show off your super frizzy and messy hair and running medals in the background either πŸ™‚ I like to call this look the “I was too lazy to wash my hair this morning” look.

You know what helps to cheer me up? A good dose of endorphins! I had a great workout of 10 minutes stairmaster, 50 minutes elliptical and 20 minutes of upper body weight training.

My eats were pretty mediocre today except for a dinner that I had come up with this morning that Kevin was excited for…healthified taco salad! (yes, healthified is a word)

Here is what went into the mix:

1 pound ground turkey

1 packet lower sodium taco seasoning

1 small can of black beans

1 chopped tomato

1 chopped avocado drizzled with lime juice and a sprinkling of salt

1 package of frozen corn

Sprinkling of shredded cheddar

Sprinkling of tortilla strips

Dollop of plain greek yogurt

Romaine mix

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Heat up the corn on the stovetop:

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Brown the ground turkey completely:

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Once browned, drain. Then stir in taco seasoning, 2/3 cup of water, black beans and corn. Heat until boiling then lower to simmer, until everything thickens:

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Top salad with turkey mix, avocado, tomato, and whatever else you want!

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I completely forgot until almost the end that we had tortilla strips and cheese so I didnt really eat much with that but it was DELISH regardless. Kevin really loved this dish, so we agreed it was a total keeper. I think he secretly loves that I trick him into eating semi-healthy πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday everyone! I get to “sleep” in until 720 tomorrow, huzzah!

Tell me…

Do you ever need to give yourself a pep talk?

What was your workout today?