“If you eat well and exercise, your weight will take care of itself!”

What #Fitspo thinks it means: “Eating well and exercising will make you lose weight! If you aren’t losing weight, that means that you aren’t actually eating well or exercising enough! And if you are losing weight, then obviously you’re eating a healthy diet and exercising just the right amount!”

What is should actually mean: If you’re eating a filling, balanced diet while staying active, then your body is going settle into it’s healthiest weight. Maybe you’ll lose some pounds, maybe you’ll gain some, or maybe you’ll still be experiencing some health issues that influence your overall weight. But do the best you can and you’ll be fine. Weight is not the best way to gauge your fitness.

If you just woke up after a bad day

Or a bad week, or even a bad month

Take a breath, 
close your eyes
take ten breaths
drink some water
stretch out your body, dance a little if you feel like it
take a shower
brush your hair
put on face cream 
thank your God, or the Universe, or the Higher Self,
and get to work.

nothing is over yet. 
A new month has just started 
thirty days from now, your life may be unrecognisable
or it may be a rosebud slowly blooming because of you watering it
because of your decision at this moment
to keep going
your consistency and attention and love
in three days, the emotions you are experiencing right now may have vanished
in ten days, you may be well on that road to somewhere
in fifteen days, you may have got the answer you had been looking for
in twenty-one days, three weeks of work will have gone past 
and you’ll only have one left for a perfect month
in twenty nine days, you can be planning to celebrate your victory
and thirty days after that
and thirty days after that
and thirty days after that
a new perfect month will be dawning 

nothing before this moment matters anymore
it is out of reach
you can not bring it back
so why should you try to ?

so you take that breath now
and keep going.

Honey Garlic Chicken + Potatoes (Recipe)

Meal Prep done. Here You Go!

In a Crock-Pot, layer one by one:

  • 6 100g russet potatoes
  • 1 Vidalia Onion, chopped
  • 6 celery stalks, chopped
  • 6 carrots, chopped into 3-4 inch logs
  • 6 150g skinless chicken breasts

In a bowl, make your sauce:

  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Put 1 cup water over veggies. Spoon ¼ of sauce bowl over veggies. Place chicken over veggies. Dump remaining sauce over veggies. Make sure garlic and herbs are on chicken. Cover Crock-Pot. Put on Low for 6 hours.

In 6 meal dishes, put 1 potato, 1 chicken, 4 carrot logs, scoop of celery & onion mix and ¼ cup of sauce from crock pot. Cover. Put in freezer. Ready at 5am college/work alarm. Put in microwave for 4 minutes. Bam. Enjoy your lunch!

Please do not talk about a child’s weight in front of them, or tell them they need to go on a diet. 

Talking about weight in front of children is associated with mental and physical health risks, and both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society recommend against all weight talk around children.

Being thin does not legitimize a blogger’s dietary advice.

Being ripped does not legitimize an insta-celebrity’s gym plan.

Do not pay money for health care just because you think that a blogger looks the part. You deserve to put your health in the hands of professionals who have experience and verified knowledge.

Demand education and information, not just aesthetics.