Okay, so I need to get real.
Those of you that know me, know that I strive to be as genuine and honest as I possibly can. Whatever I say, whatever I do, and whatever I eat, I do all of these things solely for the purpose of me and me alone. If, by chance, my own experiences, passions, and examples inspire or shed any light on others, than that is just an added bonus and I truly feel grateful that I have some kind of impact in this world. Now, that being said, please take this disclaimer as more of a stress on my main purpose for writing this blog and sharing my life and experiences with others. I do not write with the expectations of people assuming I am always right, I live the perfect life, or I think others should do just as I do. I write because I have a passion for health, happiness and life itself and I only hope that the experiences that I have endured and the accomplishments I have made give hope, encouragement and inspiration to others.
With the recent controversy over the Marie Claire article on the risk of health bloggers and after several judgmental "anon" comments that have popped in the past few weeks on my posts, I just felt like I needed to restate my intentions.
If you don't agree with what I say or what I do, then please don't read or comment. I try very hard not to judge others in my life and I truly think that the only person worthy enough to lay judgement on another human being is themselves.
I may not be perfect, but I'm happy, I'm healthy and that's enough.
Wow, that felt good to get out. Another core reason I have this blog is to exert my feelings and I had many feelings built up that needed to be released. But I'm done now.
Let's talk about one of the other purposes of this blog. The food!
Overnight Chocolate Covered Raspberry Oats
1/4 Cup Irish Oats, Raspberry Chobani, 1/2 Mashed Banana, Flax and Chia, 1 tsp Coco Powder (Overnight)
Raspberries, 1/2 Banana, Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond Butter
The coco powder is really the magic component in this oats. What could be better than eating the equivalent of brownie batter for breakfast? You tell me.
Lunch was eaten in between appointments and allowed me to empty one more thing from the freezer. Amy's Spinach and Feta Pocket is probably my favorite frozen meal of all time. Although, as you can see, this was not my entree. No, the 2 cups of marinara sauce was the staple on this plate. Everything else were just enhancements or served as a caveat for me to justify not eating a jar of marinara sauce for lunch, which I would definitely consider if it weren't for the lack of fiber.
I did make a "real" entree for dinner though. And by real, I mean something that one would actually find in a normal cookbook.
Pecan Encrusted Dijon Tilapia
Look at that! A normal dinner plate. Now, if I ate this like a normal human being that would really be something. I can not lie, the fish, the salad, and asparagus was all cut into pieces and mixed together as one big mess on the plate. Gosh, when you love all the food this equally, it just wouldn't be fair to segregate.
Now, it's time to wallow over the horrific loss of the Phillies. Ugh, that was hard to watch.
Ciao for now!