I’ve been working on this blog post in my head for months now. Finally decided to put my words in font. I started this blog in April of 2013, almost three years ago now. I had intentions of LiftWriteLove being filled with posts about fitness, nutrition and life.
Lately I’ve felt as if my purpose has changed. I’ve been on a diet for as long as I can remember. And when I say on a diet, I mean on every diet known to man. I wanted to know what it would be like to not be on a diet. I’m dying to know what it’s like to not think about food. I love food and I fear food at the same time. I’m sure some would consider it an illness.
In the last few months I have tried not counting calories or macros. I’ve tried enjoying dessert a couple times a week. I’ve tried to not exclude any food group. I’ve tried to forget the fact that my pants are extremely snug. I wanted to just enjoy life with my new husband and not constantly think about a flat stomach or sculpted biceps. I’ve come to realize in the last few months that my life’s purpose is not to lose weight. For the last fifteen years I was acting like that was the case.
I mentioned before that my purpose has changed. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m married now or what it is but I see myself differently now and I’d like to be portrayed differently. I want my future children – especially if I have daughters – to see me as a confident, strong woman and I want to raise them to be the same and to eat everything in moderation like their daddy did. Moderation is so much healthier than deprivation.
There will definitely be a shift of focus on the blog. I want to steer away from the four letter word diet and chat more about makeup and hair and planner goodies and life lessons. And while I continue writing often, I’ll focus on having a healthier attitude toward what I eat and don't eat. Don’t worry, the occasional blog post about food will make an appearance but there is a whole world out there that doesn’t have anything to do with food, and I’d love to discuss those things here in my sacred place.