Good morning everyone! How’s the week going for you?
Remember that Fruit & Red Wine Balsamic Reduction that papacakes made the other day for dinner? I also think that of you take out the garlic it would go great over ice cream!
And speaking of ice cream – that’s actually what I want to chat about today. Yup, ice cream is our topic of convo today.
After dinner on Sunday night, we all had a craving for dessert & headed to Brusters!
Fun fact: I actually worked at Brusters for 6 years throughout high school & college … Therefore I’ve tasted all of the flavors and I always come back to my favorite…butter pecan topped with whipped cream.
My mom & sister-in-law looked at me whenever I said I was going with them and both said what a change it’s been since I’ve just allowed myself to enjoy things like this more.
For too long I used to restrict myself of enjoying some ice cream because I used to put certain rules on myself to eat a certain way. Truth is, it was always a much deeper issue than ice cream.
Ice cream, or food in general, was that thing I could “control” as a way to cope with other feelings. I made it a goal over a year ago to really take time to focus on the deeper issues and not beat myself up over not having a “perfect diet”. Because I think finding a balance that works for YOU is important.
Maybe you’re not an ice cream fan, which is totally fine!
My hope with posting this is just to bring to light that we all deal with different things in different ways. I do think that eating to nourish is totally awesome & our bodies need the nutrients – but there are sometimes when that gets taken to an extreme where it starts to disrupt your everyday living & thoughts as if you’re not good enough or won’t look a certain way if you don’t eat a certain way … which is personally what I went through.
Be true to you and work to find a balance for you that let’s you enjoy all types of foods in a moderation that again, works for YOU.
I’m passionate to help others to find more #bodypeace within themselves, which is something I also work on every day. We’re all human!
There is no one size fits all approach to life and I think that’s pretty awesome. We’re all unique, have different digestive systems, and sometimes just need to work on living in the moment, taking a deep breath, realizing that having balance with all things, not just food, is a great step towards a happier YOU.
I hope if you’re struggling or just find that you’d like to have some more balance, that you take some time today and everyday to just reflect on the areas you’d like to work on within yourself & allow yourself to do so.
Have a good one guys!! If you ever need someone to chat to or advice feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be true to you,
On the note of ice cream – do you have a favorite flavor? I wasn’t a big fan of butter pecan as a child but as I grew up I love that salty and sweet combo! YUM.