Food is not your enemy!

Food does not have to be your number one enemy and neither do you! We are more than the sum total of what we put into our mouths and swallow. Yes food is extremely important – as is the relationship you have with it. By relationship – how you see it – your attitudes – likes and dislikes. Another words the good, the bad and the ugly you see about food.

There is no one size diet – also known as how you eat on a daily basis – fits everyone. Some people are allergic to food, some don’t physically have access to certain types, money be a big concern as to eat costs. There will be a certain way that works best for you in the long term that is found throughout lifestyle changes.

Your own opinions and attitudes change as you go through life. You may like something today and not liked it years ago. I tried king prawns again after 20 years – great to be shown how to peel and eat them properly. I still am out on my decision maybe with some lemon would be better. My other family members were loving them. Each to their own which is good.

The idea of the food of the website is to learn to have a more balanced approach to food. You don’t need to have an all or nothing approach – maybe curious – learn – keep an open mind.

I had a eating disorder for many years and now struggle with some negative thoughts that occasionally kick in. Everyone has their own unique likes and dislikes – unique health and fitness issues. Learning to enjoy food for the simple great flavors they have, the textures, the smells, the benefits, how you cook them and more! Food is amazing and learning is power!

Learning to be kind to yourself, to be curious, to explore, open to new ideas! Welcome to amazing world of food!

A New Year – Real Resolutions and Change

The new year typically brings with it a set of ‘resolutions’ – changes we want to make. Sometimes they last a short time and others longer. For many of us they simply don’t last! Change starts with us an individual. For lasting results we have to be real – have a goal or steps to get to where we would like to be.

Fitness is a steady process. For lasting fitness and changes we have to take steps – gradually. Your body as is – is an amazing gift. Everyday it gets you through each part of your life, when you are asleep it goes into auto mode keeping you alive and well. When you get sick it fights for you and when you are well helps you feel good – more energy. Its a complex system of many parts that we take for granted.

Look at your feet! They get us to walk every day, to run, to step, to avoid crashing into someone. They help us drive our car, catch our bus or train, exercise, swim, they wait patiently as you attend work waiting for you to stand up and move again. They are a huge part of our body system and many times the only thoughts we give them is when we kick our toes or put our shoes on.

Fitness is as individual as you! No one can wave a magic wand and say “there you go”. A one size fits all approach to getting well and stronger. Every body shape, every age, every person is unique. Fitness needs to be fun – something you enjoy doing.

I know what it is like when you are feeling yuck and no energy. You feel about as inspired as a peace of burnt bread! You just want to curl up go back to sleep. You get up you feel sluggish and bloated. Still you get up and move – nature has a way of doing that every morning. You may not feel like making the coffee and even after drinking it – slow to get going. Its ok we have days like this!

Then there are the great days you bounce out of bed feeling great! A new day awesome new ideas and things to explore. Then the days inbetween which are a mix mash of many emotions and experiences. Fitness is about being real – being you! Find something you enjoy, try something new – learn to accept that reflection in the mirror. Change takes time and we are energy beings – that is another story!

Be kind to yourself – you are special!