Hey guys!!

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I really appreciate all the support I got and continue to get from you guys in terms of my recovery. I know I am not alone and even if you’re not diagnosed, I think we all can relate in terms of having eating disordered thoughts.

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One thing I have learned and I think is important to mention is there is no perfect body, no perfect diet, and no just one way to eat/exercise/live. We are all individuals and our bodies all need different things. And if you want to give it some ice cream now and then, that’s ok too.

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I love blogging, but sometimes I think we all get a little too caught up in what everyone else is doing.  I think it’s important to remember that a lot of what others are doing and what we are reading is not normal or average. Sometimes we all have those days where we just feel blah and reading about someone else’s 2 hour work out and green smoothie is not what we need.

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I had one of those days recently. I typically do my work outs first thing in the morning before class and this one day things just went wrong, and I didn’t get the work out in that I had anticipated. Instead of freaking out, restricting, and being miserable I did what any normal person should do. I continued my day as normal. I still had that spoonful of peanut butter I might have previously restricted, sat on the couch and watched Desperate Housewives on Netflix like I always do after class and even made the fiance take me out for fro-yo. Just to prove to myself that one botched work out wouldn’t ruin or run the rest of my day. And guess what, I didn’t gain an excessive amount of weight over night either.

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I think that some blogs portray the wrong image of being healthy and what a healthy lifestyle really is. We don’t need to restrict our diets, count every calorie, work out every day, or go for 20 mile runs to “earn dessert”. However if you can run 20 miles, kudos to you! But it’s not something we need to do every day. Remember there is no perfect body and you are perfect the way you are.

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So this is just my little reminder to you that there is no right way. And you are perfect the way you are. As long as you are happy, are enjoying life, living with no regrets, all the other things don’t matter quite as much. Self acceptance is the most and maybe the only thing that matters. So throw out all the rules and just live. Life is too short.

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