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I hope you will kick off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee, and stay for a bit.  The blog offers insights on lifting heavy things, nutrition, and loving who you are right now.  When I’m not lifting, coaching, or writing, you can find me having fun over here.

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"I am going to eat X food and not feel bad about it!!"

I hear this all the time. While I love people working to not have hang ups on certain foods , it makes me realize how programmed we are along the good foods/ bad foods line.. And how that goes even further to being good or bad people based on the food that was just consumed.

For me now, the only times I feel bad about eating a food is:

1) when eat something that I KNOW makes me feel bad. Kindness is filling your body with foods that bring energy and nourishment. Not ones that leave you doubled over in pain for hours or effect you poorly in other ways. This is important to consider with people who have food allergies or diabetes but I feel like most of us know what fuels us.

2) When I eat in quantities that make me feel sick. This is my one big rule. I don't ever want to me laying in bed at night feeling terrible because I ate to much. It is not kind to stuff your self to over capacity. Bingeing is not kind. Kindness is enjoying, savoring and having exactly enough.
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Savor those juicy consequences!
Be here now.
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