It comes as no surprise to those who read my blog on the regular that I am now starting a Balanced Life Series. I’ve talked about it here, and then collaborated with the lovely girls of ThePartyof2 on a balanced recipe here.
Although I am a food blogger and instagrammer who likes to eat at the hot spots in Boston and beyond, I’m taking my blog further and starting to focus on balance and happiness; as well as positive body image and inspiration. Too often we are bombarded by images in the media that tell us we need to look a certain way or have a certain “thing” (whether it’s physical or costs $25,000.00) in order to be happy, and sadly it becomes “bible” to some young women, men and older people as well. Trust me, I’ve fallen victim to the brain-washing of it all and developed an eating disorder for many, many years. (read here)
It becomes a constant tug-o-war to have to pull yourself out of that mind-set and tell yourself that “I am enough”. I try and say to myself that my brown skin is beautiful and I do not need to be lighter to feel sexy to the rest of the world…I AM SEXY! I do not need to be a size 0 to be desirable, having curves and big boobs makes me, me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and made in the likeness and image of God. He made no mistake when he created me and I need to hold that sentiment close to my heart and live and breathe it.
So ladies and gentleman, I am starting a series called “A Balanced Life” where I interview some of my dear friends, my favorite bloggers, Youtubers and health and nutrition influencers to get a peek inside how they keep the positivity going when it comes to balance and body image.
Hopefully this will inspire you to live the most balanced and body positive life you can, and if you struggle with it, it is okay! We all struggle. The key is to keep trying to search for what works for you, and not what you think others think should work for you! At the end of the day you have your back 100% and that means your health, your sanity, your mind, body and soul; so cherish it and foster it. Be gentle with yourself.
Stay tuned every Saturday for a new feature of someone I admire who leads A Balanced Life!