Today is my rest day...yes!!
I'd like to talk about food for a little bit. Food has been on my mind constantly. When I'm at work I think about food. In the middle of a yoga class I think about food. Perhaps I'm not eating enough. Yesterday was a coworker's birthday and I ate two pieces of cake in 10 minutes. What is wrong with me?
My indulgent tendencies sometimes take over which results in a grievance period for the rest of the day. Needless to say, after inhaling those pieces of cake, I was feeling pretty guilty. I walked into the yoga studio, and told a friend I was determined to burn calories. She said, "You know what? I wish everyone could just enjoy things like that instead of feeling guilty about them. You are quite beautiful, and I think you'll be just fine." I said, "You are right. I should just enjoy the cake. It's not going to kill me!"
Altering my mindset about indulging is something that is gong to take a lot of time. Honestly, who knows if I will ever be able to enjoy some foods without feeling guilty. Maybe I'm being too mindful.
Now one food I feel comfortable enjoying (in moderation) is Sunbutter. Oh my gosh. Forget peanut butter. Sunbutter is a substance made with sunflower seeds that looks like peanbut butter, but tastes BETTER. Another bonus is that it doesn't contain hydrogenated oils. I've only found it at Whole Foods.
I love you, Sunbutter. Thanks for making my bagels AWESOME.