I used to follow diets that mapped out what I could and couldn’t eat, which essentially mapped out what I could and couldn’t do.
No alcohol meant no spontaneous trips to the winery. No flirtatious banter with a bumble date while eating an ice cream cone (because, duh, just trying to live The Notebook). And definitely no buying a round of tequila shots while dancing the night away with my best friends.
I was living my life in the confines of a diet and to be quite honest, I was fucking miserable. And at what cost? Sure, being punctilious with my nutrition allowed me to lose weight faster and kept my body fat percentage lower.
But this obsessive behavior around food and my body was taking control. The extent of my socialization was at the gym, and my friends stopped asking me to hangout because my answer was almost always, “I can’t tonight.”
This way of living was causing serious destruction, which eventually lead me to an important question. A question that essentially altered (and drastically improved) my life: Was being leaner 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 more important than spending quality time with my friends and living my god damn life?
The answer was a resounding NO.
I decided to redefine what held significance in my life, and my happiness was theee most significant. Feeling good in my body makes me happy, and so does building profound connections with people I love over food and cocktails and meaningful conversation.
Being lean really didn’t mean anything to me. It was just something I was conditioned to believe would make me happy, and yet it didn’t.
Now my life is a mix of eating nutrient dense foods and drinking margaritas with extra salt around the rim. It’s a mix of taking vitamins and taking shots. It’s a mix of honoring my body, while also honoring my happiness.
Nourishing your body is vital, so is nourishing your happiness. Neglecting one or the other hosts several problems, which is why both extremes just don’t work. There has to be a middle ground. There has to be balance.
So, if you’re ready to finally follow a program that teaches you how to have both—click HERE and let’s work together. I’ll teach you how, baby girl 💓 your health and happiness is important to me.