Today I want to talk about food. I hesitate to go there because it usually leads to talk about weight loss and if you haven’t figured it out yet Hotmess is not about losing weight. Hotmess is about being grateful for the God given body you have and embracing it, imperfections and all!! That doesn’t mean we don’t strive to take care of our bodies, it just means we don’t let guilt and pressure to eat perfect get us down.

I get asked all the time “what should I be eating?” I can give suggestions and you can read all kinds of good healthy tips on here, but what it comes down to is finding what works for you. Some people like their shakes instead of meals, some people chose to be vegetarian or vegan. Other people work on portion control and eating less sugar. Guess what-all those things are good and if something works for you that is great!! There is no one right way for everyone!  I have done the strict eating plan and I ended up feeling isolated from my family and selfish. Every meal was “what can mom eat?” and I didn’t want to live like that. I didn’t like feeling like my family was taking a back seat to my goals. I know what works for me and I do my best, but there are some times when I just want that snack at 11:00 at night. We all know we shouldn’t be eating that double cheeseburger with fries and an ice cream, but sometimes we do it anyway. And you know what, that is ok. You can’t let guilt take you over. Accept it and strive to do better next time.

There is only so much you can do and when you have done it you need to step back and accept that it is PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.

We get so hung up on losing weight and eating 100% perfect all the time that we forget the things that matter. Husbands, kids, families, friends…those things matter. My goal is to one day live with God and I really don’t think He is going to keep me out if I don’t have a 6-pack.

So I guess what I am trying to say is, yes we need to eat healthy and yes we need to take care of our bodies. But don’t obsess over it. Don’t let it take over and keep you from working on those family, friend, and God relationships. Work on your mental strength and then you can figure out what works best for you and your situation.