If you're new here my name is Carly, and I am so happy you're here. If you're old, you're probably thinking... Carly, what are you doing now?!
The answer is I feel like I need a place on my mostly nutrition based website to showcase who I really am! I don't want to be overshadowed by food pictures, or motivating quotes, because although that is a part of who I am, I am much more! At the end of the day, it is important to know that I am human. I love food and nutrition fearlessly, but I also am learning to love myself. Day by day, I am learning to embrace who I am. So, in an effort to be comfortable being me, I thought I would share on a more intimate level, who I am. Who is the girl behind the foodstagram?
I thought a good way to share this, would be to share what I do on the weekends. Because you don't truly know someone, unless you know what they do when they aren't working. And here I am, typing away (working) on a weekend. But, fear not! I did other things this weekend that you should know about. Here are some of those things...
I started out Saturday by reading this book that I borrowed from one of the other interns. It's called Intuitive Eating A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., C.E.D.R.D. I am learning every day something new about intuitive eating and it just makes me so very excited to move to Bend and learn along side a dietitian that uses it in her everyday practice.
A chapter or so later I decided I wanted to make some banana bread. Because I saw Lex Daddio from @restoring_radiance put up a recipe for it and it looked so dang good. I made it, and it did not disappoint. Although I feel like every time I make a quick bread it takes at least 20 minutes longer to cook then what the recipe says.
I mean just look at this beautiful banana bread topped with peanut butter. DELISH.
So after lounging around, doing some work on this website (chickpea tuna salad up on the recipes tab)... I decided I should do some yoga. I'm learning to move my body in a way that feels good to me. Before I would go on a run, because I felt like I could burn the most calories in the least amount of time that way.
But I realize this way of thinking is distorted. I need to move my body not because of calories, but because I love and respect myself. The body is an amazing thing, and not that running is bad. I just feel like for me, it's not what makes me happy. So, I've been doing Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, and I'm really loving it so far.
I made some dinner shortly after, which consisted of my chickpea salad on toast with some cheese and a couple cutie oranges. And went to some of a couple of my intern friend's house to talk, play some games, and have a fun little girls night.
Today (which is sunday), I'm just relaxing. Drinking some coffee, and I think I'm going to start packing for my trip to Idaho this week! So instead of a weekend recap this is kinda just a Saturday recap.
Hope you enjoyed. Let me know in the comments if this is something you like. I swear, hearing feedback is one of my favorite parts about sharing. So please; good, bad, ugly... Tell me what you think!!
Also, shoutout to one of my best friends Kaitlyn and my father for commenting on my recent Instagram pictures that they wanted to see this. I appreciate your support, even if it is a small amount of support.