Food For Thought

Food TALK

I LOVE food! I LOVE to talk about food! I really LOVE to eat food! I can put it back like a champ! But, like most women in today's society, I have had my own battles with food and some days still do. A woman's relationship with food is complicated, as we are emotional beings, and we are freaking hard on ourselves. We are all different, with different needs, and different goals when it comes to health and fitness, so figuring out what works with us for food is hard. Food can be complicated and frustrating! 

I had a slip up this past weekend! I had one of those nights after being out with friends, that the chips, cheese, and ice cream did not stand a chance. I woke up the next day and felt like garbage. Well of course I did...who the hell eats that much like that? In the past, I would beat myself up about this. I would restrict what I ate through the week. I would bust my ass at the gym to forget about what happened. But honestly...that kind of mind frame SUCKS! Here is how I approached this moment instead:

  • SHIT happens...It is called life and we all make mistakes! Recognize it...Own It...Learn from it;
  • I took the day off from training and enjoyed the rainy day and was uber productive;
  • I talked about it...Wrote about it in my journal...And just let it be...It is what it is;
  • I recognized why it happened...boys + emotions + not eating enough = recipe for disaster;
  • MOVE FORWARD and have a good week of workouts and foods that make me feel GOOD!

Banana Peach Protein Nut Butter Green Smoothie

Food Is GOOD

Greek Yogurt With Nut Butter And Cherry Chocolate Granola

Honey Crisp Apple With Nut Butter

Food Is GOOD

Open Faced Chicken Breast Sandwich With Cole Slow And Tomatoes

Food Is GOOD

Roast Sweet Potato With Chickpea Salad With Mixed Greens And Avocado

Food Is GOOD

TACOS TACOS and MORE TACOS (I had 2x plates of this...YES)

Food Is GOOD

It is not easy to open up about these sort of topics, but I know I am not alone! I am not ashamed of my stories. These experiences are part of who I am. It is part of my journey. It is part of me healing. And the best part of sharing is knowing that I am only getting better, smarter, stronger, and more beautiful inside and out. 

It was so wonderful this week to have read the below blogs to remind me to not be so hard on myself. To enjoy life and FOOD more often! To just inspire me! Again, friends, this is a place for us to be REAL...to share our stories...and most importantly to SUPPORT each other. This is a beautiful and safe community! ENJOY!

Have a beautiful weekend friends! XOXO

Thoughts And Food...Food And Thoughts

Spring is in the air...The days are longer and brighter...The daffodils are starting to make their appearance on the side of the roads...And is it safe to say that I made it through my first winter on Nantucket? These past few months have been peaceful, nourishing, healing, and definitely, a time to reflect and grow, but I am ready for the hustle and bustle! I will probably regret this statement come August, but right now I am looking forward to the upcoming Spring and early Summer events that the island offers. I am ready for the restaurants to be open and I am definitely ready for more "eye candy". 

Nantucket Early Spring

There are still a few weeks before the crowds come to the island, so we are enjoying our walks with no one in sight; cooking delicious homemade meals; blogging; building my brand; working on projects for the future and hopefully new ones too!

Delicious Seafood Birthday Dinner At Home

Nantucket Clams
Mussels With Sausage and Cauliflower Rice

Since starting this new site, I thought I was going to post three times a week, but I can't do it and I don't want to do it. I like writing good quality posts that feel right. My days are busy and this is a place where I like my imagination to run; where I get to create; to inspire, and to share the things that I love with you. 

Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie In a Teddie's Jar

Smoothie In A Teddie's Jar

As if you did not already know, I love food...I love to eat food...I love to create food...and I love sharing my food with you. Since moving to Nantucket my body has changed. My training has changed. My eating has changed. I am learning to eat more intuitively and to listen to my body and feed it what it wants. Some days it is heaping spoonfuls of nut butter...Some days it is all about cauliflower and Brussel sprouts...Some days it is all the pizza I can fit into my belly...I am eating what I want when I want it. I have had my own personal struggles with food (another post for another time), but Nantucket is teaching me to listen, nourish, and to let go of the RULES and do what works for ME!

Salmon Dinner

Nourishing Dinner

Friends who LOVE to cook as much as you do are the BEST FRIENDS! I was so grateful to celebrate my birthday "again" this past weekend. I got to choose the menu and it was Mexican themed. I have been craving Mexican...This dinner was DELICIOUS and of course, the company was even better! My friend Joann is an unbelievable cook and everything was made from scratch...Mexican craving filled...I left with a very very happy belly! 

Nantucket Scallops
Nantucket Mexican Fist Tacos

Do you know that for the past few weeks I was seriously contemplating chopping off all my hair? I thought I wanted a change. That I needed to make a big statement. Whoops...Wrong! That did not last and sorry Mom it just is not going to happen. If anything, I think it is time to just go more blonde this summer. I love beach hair or #mermaidhair! I know it is just hair and it has to do with "control", but I know that the second I chopped it off, I would regret it probably within a month...Right? I am going to ROCK these long locks as long as possible! 

Beautiful Nantucket

Upcoming this week I have a fabulous friend doing a guest post. I head back to NJ for Easter and then probably will not be leaving the island for the rest of the Summer, except for quick trips to Martha's Vineyard and Boston. I have a really FUN project coming up in April and then Summer is upon us...Life is good friends...Enjoy it!