After reading about the film, Beauty Mark over at my friend Jillian’s blog, I was excited to receive a copy of the movie myself for a private HEAB screening. CD and the pups were invited, and this past weekend, we all settled down on the couch for Saturday night at the movies.
Daily: A 45-minute run, 1-hour hike or 90-minute bike ride up and down Flagstaff Mountain, with nordic skiing at Eldora in winter. For agility and flexibility, three times a week: Pilates, dance or Gyrotonic exercise, a yoga-based system emphasizing arcs, spirals and breathing.
Sounds like too much to me, but I know many of you exercise just as much if not more. I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again (I need to hear it too): WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE OURSELVES MISERABLE TO BE HAPPY IN OUR OWN SKIN. Hours and hours of cardio are NOT necessary to stay thin, and neither is starving yourself. You simply need to stay active and EAT nourishing whole foods. I get so many emails from girls struggling to lose weight, and it usually turns out that they are not eating enough. If you restrict your calories day after day, you are only going to totally screw up your metabolism. Our bodies need nourishment. They need fat to function and survive. Stop listening to your mind. Tune it out, and listen to your heart and belly instead. OK? I’m going to do my best to do listen as well. I started with breakfast this morning…
First I made some homemade pumpkin butter.
Inspired by Taco Bell once again, I decided on a chicken soft taco for breakfast, but then I asked myself, Heather, what do you really want for breakfast? Turns out I wanted two chicken soft tacos. So, that’s exactly what I ate.
Oh my gosh, you must try this combo!!!! To my veggie friends, I think it would be most excellent with some grilled tempeh.
What about you? Are you listening?