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Choosing Health for Yourself

You know that little voice in your head that compares you to others and causes you to hold yourself up to impossible standards?  I know that voice.  It know it very well.  In fact, I have a hard time muting this voice.   I don’t think I am alone when I say that I quite often use other people’s achievements to gauge my own level of success, especially when it comes to my health and my body.  This is not only self-sabotaging but also very hard to break out of.  I wanted to share a quote I came across that I found particularly inspiring.

Keep your eyes on YOU. It’s fine to get inspired by others’ physiques, but you have to set your own personal standards. People tend to fixate on their weaknesses, while at the same time obsess over the strengths of others. That’s a surefire way to stay eternally frustrated. It’s a healthier approach to acknowledge your own strengths, and use them as benchmarks by which to bring up your weaknesses. Learn to give yourself a pat on the back for the improvements you make. Keep your eyes on YOU, don’t let the achievements of others dictate your obsessions.”

Easier said than done but still worth making a solid run at 🙂  Tomorrow is another day to pick myself up and try to be a better me…for me.

In other news……. I tried two new recipes.  One was awesome and the other was the most epic fail that ever failed. 

1)  The Fail – Simple Roasted Broccoli With Garlic

This is what is was supposed to look like:

What it actually looked like:

No pic 😦  but imagine the aftermath of a forest fire.  That.  Worst part?  I ate it anyways.

2) The Awesome- Spinach and Mushroom Risotto

The only change I would make is that I would add less cheese.   I REALLY need to start taking pics of stuff.

I love Tasty Kitchen.  LOVE.