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!”
It doesnt hurt to show off your super frizzy and messy hair and running medals in the background either 🙂 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
Heat up the corn on the stovetop:
Brown the ground turkey completely:
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:
Top salad with turkey mix, avocado, tomato, and whatever else you want!
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 🙂
Happy Thursday everyone! I get to “sleep” in until 720 tomorrow, huzzah!
Do you ever need to give yourself a pep talk?
What was your workout today?