Do you have boundaries?
So…story time. I’ve been hanging out with this boy (man? guy? dude?) and it’s been really fun! I’m jazzed to have a partner in crime that loves good food, working out and vacations as much as I do. If I have learned anything in the past year, it is that vacation is WAY more fun with other people
In this past week, I realized something that I believe most women deal with…I was eating JUST LIKE HIM! Yeah, I’ll have a triple patty burger. Yes, I’ll eat the entire 16 ounce prime rib. Sure, I’ll have a twenty ounce americano with four shots of espresso. Half a bottle of wine? Why not!
And then it hit me…my shorts were fitting tighter. I was going to bed at night feeling absolutely ill. What the hell was going on here?
I was letting HIM be the pace setter at meal time and not paying attention to what I needed.
Have you ever noticed this? Do you eat the same as your significant other (even if they have a totally different body type than you)? What about your friends? Do your eating patterns reflect those that you spend the most time with (I bet they do)? Do you get frustrated that so and so can eat such and such and you can only have X, Y and Z?
Guess what? That’s just reality! I don’t need the same amount of food as a 225 lb dude. You have to take the time to discover what foods and how much and when works best for you. My man friend likes skipping breakfast, drinking coffee till noon, ravaging 8 eggs and 12 slices of bacon and plowing six bacon cheese burgers for dinner. Do I think that is the diet plan that works best for me? Absolutely not!
This week, I encourage you to create boundaries for yourself. I have gone back to what I know nourishes me. Pre-workout breakfast of eggs and coconut oil, short americanos, post-workout yams and salmon, a real lunch with lots of veggies, and a decent dinner with about four ounces of protein. Oh yeah, and I have just about given up on wine. All alcohol makes me sick…
Can you relate? Let me know in the comments if you have experienced this before, and if creating boundaries for yourself is helpful
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