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Your Body Is Not The Best Thing About You

Your Body Is Not The Best Thing About You

....Or the worst thing about you

Over the years, I have focused so much of my energy on my dissatisfaction with my body. I was so focused on losing the weight, how many pounds down, how many pounds up, that when I finally reached my goal (weight) I didn’t even realize it, or enjoy it. I would go into a store, find great fitting jeans with ease (that is not an easy feat!) and not enjoy my success. I had lost 45 pounds and my self-esteem was still low. I didn’t feel like I looked good, I didn’t feel confident in my body. And slowly but surely, the weight came back. When I look back at pictures, it makes me sad to think I worked so hard and looked great, and was still so hard on myself. I didn’t let myself shine. I was so used to hiding behind my body insecurities, even though the weight was gone, the insecurities weren’t. Since I had began the Paleo approach, I have noticed a difference in the way my body feels. The weight isn’t coming off as quickly as I would like, but my stomach pain is gone and I feel stronger. I would rather have a slow but steady approach rather than another quick fix. I feel more grounded and balanced. When I reach my goal this time, I want to remind myself I won’t be complete because of it. My body doesn’t dictate my value as a person. I want to be stronger. And healthier. And balanced. And happy within myself. But my body is, not who I am. My body is a part of me, and it is not the best thing about me or the worst thing.

Photography by Jayleigh Daniel

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Easy Paleo Cupcakes

Easy Paleo Cupcakes