Fear Not: Beautiful Bodies in Season!

WE MUST RESPECT OURSELVES!  We must respect that our bodies go through seasons and cycles just like the weather!

Our ancestors understood this better than we do.  They respected it better!  Could it be they were more in-tune with this fact because they weren’t bombarded with so many distractions?  Distractions of gadgets.  Distractions of ads telling us we should look like this or that?  Distractions of flashing stuff?

What if we decided to relax and respect what our bodies need?  What if we quit comparing ourselves from one person to the next?  What if we quit comparing ourselves to where we were a year ago?

Here is an example of respecting our bodies:

Did you know that during winter our bodies want to hold on to a bit more weight.  It is our bodies way of protecting itself from a hard winter, famine, food store shortage.

Did you know that your body is going to crave more fruit during summer, late fall,  because that is when it is in season, so your body can prepare for the previous statement on winter.

Did you know spring time tends to be when most of us are at our leanest.

Did you know that if you respect the cycle of your body fluctuating a bit here and there during each season and not freak out you are going to maintain a healthier metabolism as well as a healthier state of mind?

I know I feel like a broken record…lol.  I’ve mentioned most of this individually on previous postings, on my facebook page, and to many many many friends and family.  Yet I still see it, still hear it, still read about how many people don’t love themselves, don’t nurture themselves, don’t strengthen themselves!

Did you know that when you stress about all that above (even letting it be a consuming thought, a nagging irritant, etc is stress)….when you stress about these things…..YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE!  

Why is all this so darn important!?!?!

Because I want all people….especially women…..to love the amazing person they were meant to be….the person they are RIGHT NOW!!!

This is the only way we are going to change the culture of self-hate for our daughters….girls in our lives!

When they see us loving ourselves….not depriving ourselves….nurturing ourselves with great wholesome food…great movement….great laughing….great community involvement….

When they see this they then don’t focus on what they think is wrong with themselves….therefore decrease the likelihood of them looking for “Love in all the WRONG PLACES!”…..

When we practice love….show love…are love….
They become love….expect to be loved in an honorable, Godly way….they respect themselves….they change the culture around themselves by demanding dignity, integrity, respect of their true being….the being GOD created them to be!

Our bodies…our sexuality…is not to be feared but to be embraced the way God intended it to be in ALL SEASONS!

Blessings and prayers ALWAYS!
~K 🙂

Paleo: Protein, Power, Peace

I have been wanting to post about some of my favorite sites I go to to continually learn and grow through this amazing lifestyle I have embarked upon for over 3 years now.

It started out as a spiritual journey….that has turned into the most amazing life changing experience for my mind, my body and my soul!

But with this posting I promise to not get drawn out….I will just give all of you my favorite spots I go to for resources: recipes, Q&A, support, etc.  And I will give a summary of why I go to that particular site!

I have two main sites I go to:

balancedbites.com  and everydaypaleo.com

BALANCED BITES:

Understanding the science of food….how it hurts or heals us.
Sugar Detox recipes
Game planning for a sugar detox
excellent podcasts

EVERYDAY PALEO:

Fitness tips
great support as you read about her journey
recipes
mental support
family support

Now I am going to just list all the sites I read and then put them into categories :)….

Elana’s Pantry

Excellent source for recipes!!!

Mark’s Daily Apple

Excellent source for fitness and the science behind the food.

Food Babe:

Understanding the science about the chemicals in our foods.

Paleo Hacks:

Support forum with other Paleo’s
recipes
podcast

Whole 9:

I first learned about this site because of their book “It Starts with Food”

It is truly about getting back to basics…REAL FOOD!  Challenging yourself for 30 days to eat nothing but real food….
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As far as categories are concerned these are how I look for something in each of these categories.  Listed in the order of how I go to them :)….

RECIPES:
Elana’s Pantry
BALANCED BITES
EVERYDAY PALEO   ***ironically….I think Sarah Fragosa has amazing recipes…but I have all 3 of her cook books so I go to my hard copies more than the blog site…:)…

WELLNESS OF MIND HEALTH:
EVERYDAY PALEO
BALANCED BITES

SCIENCE:
BALANCED BITES
Food Babe
Mark’s Daily Apple

FITNESS:
EVERYDAY PALEO
Mark’s Daily Apple

GREAT SPOT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PALEO AND SUPPORT:
EVERYDAY PALEO
BALANCED BITES
Mark’s Daily Apple
Paleo Hacks
Whole 9

MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY:
EVERYDAY PALEO
Elana’s Pantry

EXCELLENT PODCASTS TO LEARN MORE AND GREAT GUESTS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR SITES AND HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE PALEO/REAL FOOD COMMUNITY:
EVERYDAY PALEO
BALANCED BITES
Paleo Hacks

***I am going to finally mention one I haven’t really had the chance to delve into the site as much as I would like to yet….but I really enjoyed hearing her interview on Paleo Hacks podcast….Primal Kitchen.

And it was with that podcast and interview that I learned about Eat to Perform.

I don’t know much about those last two yet….but I look forward to reading and learning more!

Finally MOVEMENT…..my favorite spot to just watch/read/hear about quick ways to keep my body mobile and intune with how it is suppose to function and work is:  Aligned and Well.  Katy gives great sound science on how our bodies need to be respected.

SUMMING IT UP….

If I absolutely had to choose….

It would go back to the beginning of this post….BALANCED BITES and EVERYDAY PALEO.

And if you still pushed me…

I guess EVERYDAY PALEO would win because it is geared around family….they are both parents they understand the ins and outs of parenthood.

BUT….BALANCED BITES reminds me to be real…and it gives me a feeling of Gilmore Girls…lol….

So….

Those are my top spots for now….

I am continually learning….thus….

The list is continually growing…

I will add as I come across more or as I think of ones I may have forgotten!

Until then….

Many blessings to all of you…

Have a blessed week full of “P” POWER! :)….

~K 🙂


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