Y’all know that I have a passion for body building. But ever since my back injury from May, then surgery in July, I just haven’t been able to get back into it full force. Sure I enjoy lifting, but marvelous is doing it on my own terms. I’ve been focused on “goal setting” for my body ever since I started my weight loss journey in 2009, that I haven’t just spent time enjoying the body I created. I’m sure there are some of you out there that can relate?What I mean is simply just being at maintenance and enjoying life as it comes. Last week I upped my macros to maintenance and granted it hasn’t been easy to get that many carbs in (240g).
Some days I hit it, some days I hit better with protein.
But I am trying to change my relationship with food and trying to enjoy it. I’m not saying I’m going on full binges, but if I want some Van’s gluten-free pancakes or ice cream, I’ll indulge. And it’s not that I didn’t before, I just tried to fit everything in my “day-calories-macros-healthyness-weightloss-lifestyle.“
Marvelous is using a bit of IIFYM, which has eased my mind from just eating chicken breasts and egg whites, though I do enjoy both!Instead of crazy meal prepping, I get to spend time doing other things I love like yoga, blogging or playing with the bunny. Don’t get me wrong, I like me some meal prepping, but it’s not something that I want on my mind 24/7 because I, personally can start thinking that way. It’s all about balance and finding what works for YOU. Just remember to love yourself [and your body] because if you don’t, then who else will?Have a great Monday and enjoy the rest of the week. As always, thanks Katie for hosting Marvelous In My Monday :) Question: How do you find balance in your life?