Mar 29, 2016

Shift In Focus

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. 

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  1. Only time will tell what purpose you will have. I always correct people when they say..." Ohh you can't eat that cause you are on a diet" my reply is always the same, " no, i choose not to eat that because i work so hard at the gym. I treat myself when i want, and it's my way of life". It is hard not to label something. I love to work out, traking Macros is a hobby and I'm okay if i go over. To me it is about being a well rounded individual. I meditate and truly believe in living every moment to it's fullest...even if my happiness at this moment, is eating pizza and ice cream! Lol
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    Good luck in your new journey, I've enjoyed following you and you have been an inspiration... Xoxo

    1. Hi Sandra, thank you so much for the kind words. I love working out as well. I've tracked macros and I think they are an awesome option. I honestly think there is something out there for everyone. We all just have to find what works for each of us. Thank you for reading along! ♥