Battlefield

Happy Thursday Y’all
(Pauala Deen Stylezzz)

Hope all your weeks have been lovely, and that the January weather is treating you well. The weather in my college town has been BEAUTIFUL lately. So much snow, yet kinda warm. Perrfy.

Life has been pretty hectic, as always, since my last post. I spent Sunday and Monday in my college town organizing school (and picking up a class in German!!!!) Then on Monday night I was off to Toronto again for my program check ins on Tuesday and Wednesday. And then right after program I was off to school again Wednesday night.

Me and the train staff are becoming besties, is all I can say.

Eats

Monday

I got up bright and early at 7am and grabbed this delish pre-run snack

Kashi Dark Mocha Almond – Just picked these up last week. NOM. This was perfect, caffeine, chocolate chips, almonds? Yes please!

Then I was off to the gym for a 25 minute run, 5 minute cool down and stretch.

When I returned home I probably made some amazing breakfast favourite – possibly waffles? though I cant remember, I was to hungry to stop and photograph 😉

Then I was off to meet with my German prof, to catch me up on the material I had missed. I am loving german. It is soo much fun.

Wunter ist wird = Winter is here.

Amazing.

After some studying and coffee drinking, I returned home for some lunchie.

For the main course I had a veggie burger burger wrap consisting of: sol veggie burger, 2 laughing cow wedges, tomato slices, ketchup, mustard, s+p and obvi more condiments on da siddee. And for my high energy – three 2 bite brownies. Yum. Hit the spot.

The rest of mondays eats went unphotographed, though I am sure they were fantastic and blog worthy – I just fail at food photography lately. Hence here are two randoms eats from Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday Dinner

This I like to call “Tuna Casserole a la Go-Go”

1 cup whole wheat pasta, 1 laughing cow cheese wedge, tuna, some olive oil, s+p and some ketchup flavourings. I paired it with some necessary veg, and loved every bite. It tastes like tuna casserole!! But takes like 20 minutes to prepare vs. 1 hour 20 minutes, chu knoooo?

Wednesday Breakfast

After finishing my lovely morning run I returned home to this lovely morning fuel. 175g raspberry yogurt, with a naner sliced in, alongside wholegrain toast, spread with laughing cow and jam. Yummers.

But unfortunately, thats all I got for ya in foodie pictures 🙂 I will get better, promise!!

In other news..

Program went well as always, I am finding it incredibly helpful to keep me on top of taking food risks and working on my body image. I am finding it very easy to fall into safe eating behaviours at school, which is a little worrisome.

School is also proving to be a very tirggering environment for exercise. While I have managed to stick to the activity I planned with program staff, I am finding myself tempted by the behaviours of some of my friends, who go to the gym everyday!

It is in those times I must remind myself, that working out everyday is not normal. In fact, it is better to give the body a rest! I find myself referring back to beliefs in yoga – such as honouring the body, thanking it for the strength it has given you, and listening to what it tells you. When I hear that voice telling me to go “a bit faster” or “for another 15 minutes” I stop it in its tracks and instead, thank my body for what it has done, and reward it by stopping when I feel tired and strong, rather than exhausted and over-run.

The mind can often become a battlefield, especially when dealing with something like an Eating Disorder, or any destructive thoughts at all! A constant war between helpful and unhelpful thoughts. But if you keep up the resistance, you will become stronger, and those healthy, positive thoughts will eventually conquer. 🙂

Also related to the Battlefield theme, this song – is stuck in my head the past few days. Im sure you all know it, but just to remind you how awesome it truly is:

Katrina asked me on my last post how I was doing with my meal plan

Thank you for the question 🙂
I am happy to report that I am still fully on my meal plan. I get all my intakes in, and when I exercise I make sure to have extras. And I feel soooo much better – stronger, healthier, ALIVE, now that I am nourishing myself properly. Even studying is a breeze now. I remember last year barely being able to get through a chapter, because I was so preoccupied with silliness such as calories, meal times, what I would eat next, what I had eaten etc. Now I can actually focus on and enjoy the topics I am learning about in school.

Please if any of you have any questions, or just wanna say a quick hello, please do, I obvi love all comments 🙂

Plans for the rest of the day consist of STUDYING. SO much learning to do for midterms which start next week. And then tonight we are hitting up the bars, cause today is Thursday, and thats just how we roll.

Wishing you all the best!!
xx

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4 responses to “Battlefield

  1. german sounds interesting 🙂

    Glad that you are feeling more alive and healthy than before. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

    I am impressed by your courage to share your story. Congratulations on your progress. And, I’ll second your thoughts, that for most people, working out obsessively every day is not normal. It sounds like you are really moving in the right direction by listening to your body and remembering to slow down and rest.

    I look forward to reading more!

  3. Rachel

    You make me happy, hearing about how YOU are happy:) Your meals sound delish–that tuna casserole cheat especially!

    Keep going strong, girl!

  4. The mind can sometimes be a battlefield!! Hang in there 🙂

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