Owning It

Owning It

26 August, 2010|Posted in: Uncategorized

Good Morning! I have to start out by saying that I love how excited all of you are over coconut peanut butter! I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less in blog world. I am choosing a winner tomorrow so head on over to the giveaway if you haven’t entered yet!

There are a few things I am going to get off of my chest today. Yesterday I was very inspired by Rachel’s post about what we seriously and officially own. There are a lot of things people are nervous to talk about because they either seek permission or approval from others. I have to admit that I could talk about so much more on here but don’t because of the fear of what other people will think. Well it is time. It is time to share some of the things in my life that I am proud of and officially own!

I drink almost every night of the week. Sometimes I go out and have 4 martinis. Last night I was watching TV by myself and had 3 glasses of wine. I don’t care about the calories. All I care about is that it makes me feel good, helps me break out of my shyness, and helps me relax after a stressful day.

I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

I need dessert every day after lunch and dinner. Sometimes it is as unhealthy as can be.

Other days it is a nice and healthy treat.

It is always something sweet. It is always necessary. I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

I’m a certified health coach but I still struggle with my own eating issues. One bowl of this turns into 4 bowls…

There are still nights when I am alone and want to eat everything in sight but I’m not perfect. It has been improved since starting my blog but still happens almost every week.  I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

I date someone that my family wishes I was not with.

I am happy and I think that’s all that matters. I will leave it at that. I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

I hate to cook. I might be a food blogger but I make dinners that take less than 5 minutes.

Amy's Burrito with salad and chips

Morningstar Farms Veggie Burger with salad and chips

I enjoy my 5 minute dinners! I don’t have patience to cook for an hour. If I am hungry, I want to eat right away. I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

I exercise to look good. I don’t do it because it gives me energy. I just don’t want to gain weight. I want my body to look toned.  I want to be able to have 3 magaritas without feeling like I’ll blow up. Okay, there are a few exceptions to this. Intensati is one workout that I actually have fun doing. Core Fusion does make me feel very good. I’m talking about things like running or the elliptical. I would much rather be relaxing with some beer. I’m sorry but I’m not sorry.

And that is all my friends. I make my own choices and own each and every one of them.  Some people may not agree with me but this is my life.  Now it’s your turn. I encourage you to participate in this great conversation that Rachel started and share what you own. I promise it will make you feel better.
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65 Comments

  1. Julie @ Pickley Pear
    27 August, 2010

    That’s awesome! Confessions and venting are good. No one is perfect. We are who we are. Way to get it out there!

  2. Jaclyn
    28 August, 2010

    I love this post! I love that you ‘own’ all of those things. I think we can all relate to some *or all!* of those things. and why SHOULD you/we apologize?? Life is for living, in my opinion, and drinking/eating/dating whomever you want… all worthy contenders! You go! :D

  3. Lesley
    29 August, 2010

    Hi Missy,

    Wow. That was amazing. I genuinely am sorry that I haven’t commented before, because I’ve been reading your blog since they featured you in Shape! I’ve found a lot of other great blogs through yours, all of which I’ve failed to comment on, lol, but yours is my fave! And, fyi, I’ve lost 25 pounds since I’ve been reading and picking up tips, so you are a big inspiration in my eyes! In the spirit of this awesome post, I’ll share 5 of my I’m sorry but not….

    1. I think ice cream is a perfectly acceptable dinner.
    2. I don’t want to go running unless someone is after my purse.
    3. I think snack food increases in tastiness the closer it is to midnight.
    4. I eat dessert like it’s a required food group. (As it should be.)
    5. For the entirety of my 20′s, I rarely ate breakfast unless I was hungover. Hahaha. (I will say that is a reformed habit, but still!)

  4. Kristie
    29 August, 2010

    I just HAD to comment on this because I absolutely love it and can relate SO hard to nearly every one of your points in some way or another. And the fact that I just raided the kitchen before bed (and ate multiple bowls of cereal in the process) really made this hit home. I’m also feeling slightly less like a nutbar over the 10 lbs of cookies I ate after every meal today too. Dessert all the way. Thanks for making me love my simple thrown together meals SO much more now (I definitely have to eat right when I’m hungry, I have no patience to wait for things to boil, cook and bake before a meal!) and for making me really appreciate the multi margarita night I had this week. I’m so tired of feeling guilty for things I should definitely not be feeling guilty for. You hit the nail on the head and I’m so glad you threw this all out there!

  5. Missy Maintains
    30 August, 2010

    Thanks so much for commenting and for sharing your 5 things! I’m glad so many people can relate. And yes…it is okay to have ice cream for dinner!

  6. Norn
    31 August, 2010

    this is cool, Missy!
    I am thinkin’ of some of my own…

  7. joyce
    31 August, 2010

    Just wanted to say I really love this post Missy!

  8. Marika
    1 September, 2010

    What a great post! I can relate to some of them, especially the last one– of course I work out because I want to look good! And yes, dessert is a necessary part of the day.

  9. Rebecca Robison
    13 September, 2010

    Hey There!
    I have been reading your blog for a while but never commented. I LOVE this post. I honestly get overwhelmed sometimes reading through health and fitness blogs because it seems like alot of these woman portray that they eat 100% healthy all the time, and it makes me feel like crap!! I am so happy that you are honest and are REAL. I will continue to read your blog because you seem to have a health balance along with stuggles as well.

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