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A new journey: Food as fuel or love?

Today, this Mama Bear is coming out of hibernation!  The sun is out, and I even saw a few buds on my roses!!!  Of course, spring being right around the corner also means the wild onions are in full force in my yard, AGAIN. {boo}

 The sunny skies and warm weather have inspired me to start a journey of shedding the winter blues and preparing for summer fun.  So I am kick-starting this journey with a 7-day body cleanse and a fast from chocolate!  Sounds like a great way  to celebrate sunny skies and warm weather, right? 

So why am I sharing this with you?  Because I need some accountability.  I have a tendency to start things and then fail to finish them.  So I thought if I shared this information with you, you might help me stay on track. 

One of my goals for this year is to compete in 2 triathlons, and I know that in order to do that I must train my brain to see food as fuel not love.  I have become very lazy over the past few months with my eating habits.  And when I’m lazy, I tend to see food as an escape.  I use it to comfort me when I’m stressed or having an rough day.  And when I do this, I think that the food will somehow, in fact, fill a void in my life-which it never does.  Rather it just fills a void in my clothes {wink} and leaves me longing for something more.

This leads to a love-hate relationship with chocolate.  Eating chocolate only makes me want more, but it when I eat too much I feel gross.  My body doesn’t function at full capacity, and yet after one taste, I always want one more taste…and then another and another and another.  So today, I’m giving up the first taste, because it is the first taste that leads to all the others. 

I wonder if any of you are on a similar journey? Or have been in the past. I’d love to hear from you!  I’d love to hear about your journey, where are you headed and what are you learning along the way?  Let’s take this opportunity to encourage each other!  And as my mom would say, “Have a happy, healthy day!”  {love ya, Nanni KK}

Journey on!

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