My relationship with my body has been on my mind for years (years!) before today, and even months before trying to get pregnant, one of my main concerns was about how a (daily) changing body in pregnancy would affect me.
You can certainly have an eating disorder by not looking like me “then.” You can be in recovery without looking like me “now.” And, you should know that you can’t tell someone’s struggles just by looking at them – even “the skinny” disorder, anorexia.
Planning my food options ahead keeps me on track with not getting too hungry. Here are some of my best tips and favorite bars.
Three steps to achieving a better relationship with yourself and your body.
You can’t just look at someone and tell if they’re struggling with an eating disorder or not.
As I prepare for my speaking engagement about eating disorders and athletes, I have been having this thought (fear!) in regard to these young people I’ll soon address:
They might think that eating disordered behaviors and thoughts are normal.
Let’s think about that for a minute. What I’m saying is that the thoughts of wanting to become smaller, fitter, and more appealing are WIDESPREAD… and the behaviors a person will engage in to achieve those things, are normal. Read More
Last time I talked about doing away with a gym and competitive exercise. No calorie counting, no timers, no pace goals, no super-fit competitor on the machine next to me…
I’d say it’s been almost two years since I have been a part of a regular gym. On occasion, I pop into local fitness classes or college weight rooms to escape the weather or mix things up… but as a regular gym enthusiast (and because I still see so many benefits in exercise!), I found my stride at home and in the great outdoors. Read More