I recently added Weekly Bite to my list of favorite blogs. Weekly Bite is written by a Registered Dietician with a penchant for a no-diet approach to eating that is both delicious and creative, an eye for design, and taking fantastic pictures of her absolutely adorable toddler.
I discovered it a month or so ago. I was counting calories; she was saying, "don't count calories." And I thought I'm so out of touch with my body right now, I just have to. But then the novelty wore off. And something pushed me to stop pushing myself to run so many miles and do what puts me in balance. And I thought, ok, Estela, maybe you're on to something.
One week ago, I started following the no-diet series she wrote about a year ago (which is still completely applicable to today, of course). I resisted the urge to read every entry for weeks one through ten my first week in. It's pretty common for me to get so excited about a concept, try to take it all it, try to planplanplan, and then end up overwhelmed and hardly in a better spot than the one I started from. I didn't want that to happen to me.
I made myself take it one step at a time. What's the rush, really? I've been fighting with my body and my mind for so long; why, when I find something good, do I try to turn it all around at once?
It was worth it. I'm one week in, feeling great, AND.
Making positive changes that effect the mind and the body snowball in very good ways.