The motivation to care for myself also extends to my dietary choices and I am glad to say I have found my way back to the kitchen and to preparing healthy delicious meals for our family. Thank you time change and a later bed time for Isadora! I feel like we still have a ways to go, but with a tweak here and a nudge there (to our already plant-based diet) I feel like we are on a wonderful path to finding the nutrition we deserve through our food. Eat To Live has been broken out again and while I am not looking for the fast weight loss that is hinted to on the cover, I enjoy reading through again in mom style, you know, a page here and there, to remind myself of the importance of the choices I am making. I have found myself asking if I would rather eat less nutritious foods or have more time on this earth with my daughter and my husband and you better believe I will take just as many years, months, days, seconds I can get and if that means big bowls of greens and soups of squash, you can count me in. Sure, I may have a sweet here and there, but it is no secret that I am very addicted to sugar and it is hard for me to have in moderation, so I will probably have to steer pretty clear for the most part. It's funny in our society that when one chooses to opt out of eating sweets or many fried or non-nutritious foods they are said to be missing out, but I feel like by doing those things I am gaining so much more. My energy is better, my mood is improved ten fold, and by continuing eating in this manner my health will be more solidified. I don't see how any of that can be a bad thing.
So yes, Spring will be greeting us soon and I will be glad to welcome this new season with an improved attitude, ready to explore the world with a Bug on my hip and a belly full of energy providing nutrition. I hope this week is also treating you well.