Sunday, March 29, 2009

My day...all is well

Today's food:

  • Apple

6 mile run

  • Egg whites with mushrooms, ff cheese, oatmeal w/sf syrup and frozen strawberries

Tricep workout

  • Myoplex shake w/glutamine
  • Salad w/chicken breast, avocado, light ranch dressing
  • Ground turkey burger w/ff cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms, steamed cauliflower, and sweet potato fries
  • Homemade protein bar
I had such a good day. Something has really clicked inside me. Melissa and I were having a great conversation on Facebook where she was asking me to really dig deep to get at the motivation for why I'm doing this. What could I hold on to in a moment of weakness? It's not just wanting to look good, it's not even just wanting to be an example for my children. It's about wanting to be an inspiration on an even larger scale to those looking to overcome any one of the myriad struggles I've faced: drug and alcohol addiction, eating and body image disorders, codependency, being biracial, breaking free of corporate America.

I want to encourage and inspire others to face down their demons and achieve their highest heights, but to do that, I have to achieve my own. I'll be damned if I'm going to let some stupid pretzel bite stand in the way of THAT.

1 comment:

Melissa H said...

First, can I tell you that I never even gave a thought to whether or not you were biracial? That one came out of left field for me. LOL

Second, we are gonna do this, girl.