Wednesday, January 01, 2020
A new year seems promising. I recently moved into a new house and am considering this a new start for me. Things got hard at the old house and I am glad for a change. In 2016 I started teaching and working on my teaching credential and now I will be finishing up my Master’s degree this May. During this time I experienced extreme stress and found myself exhausted regularly. I am looking forward to finding more balance in my life.
The last couple of years I have been working on intuitive eating and self-acceptance. I was definitely not sure if intuitive eating was the right path for me. I was skeptical about it, especially since weight gain can be experienced. It was really difficult at first and a process to undo all the damage that dieting and diet culture have caused. What I have found is that intuitive eating is life changing. I am listening to my body and I feel so much better. I no longer struggle with binge eating or guilt/shame about my eating choices. I am able to focus my energy on more positive things and enjoy life.
I am starting the next phase on this journey with gentle nutrition and joyful movement.
I just started working out again and I have missed it so much. I am easing back in due to inactivity and past injuries. Exercise is a great stress reliever and good for my health.
Here's a great article about the benefits of exercise and eating well: