Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Let's Talk Food and Stress

So I have been a little on edge the past few weeks. It is no secret that I am a planner and a type-A personality to a fault, so while I try my best to roll with the punches I am feeling a little flustered about the whole thing. And with no happy running endorphins to keep me balanced either - I have morphed into a little ball of stress. 

Stress has always been something that wreaks havoc on my routine and my diet. Combine that with my inevitable negative feeling towards this defective body of mine, and you've got a recipe for disaster.

I have found myself doing everything from skipping meals due to tummy troubles and lack of appetite, to later comforting myself with all the wrong foods. It's a vicious cycle, its unhealthy, and I know better.

So this week I am making a promise to my body...
 "I promise to take care of myself. And love and respect my body for all that is does and all that it will do in the coming months. We are in this together!"

It's a Happy Heart Restart!

This week I Promise...
1. To cut out all processed food. I have been reaching for a lot of processed meals for conveince sake. So this week me and my little defective bod are fueling up with healthy whole foods!
2. I will be tracking my meals on My Fitness Pal (Profile: KSibaBishop - if you are really curious) and posting pics on Instagram. I am not a big calories counter, but when you have to write down that you just ate an entire bag of M&Ms it reminds you that you are not exactly sticking to the plan.

3. Vitamins are a MUST! I always get lazy with this stuff when I am mad at my body. But they are going help give me an advantage while I heal so I need to stock up!
4. Hydrate!! I have slacking big time in this department, but I got my water bottle stocked and glued to my side. My goal is 3 liters daily.

It is time to get back on track and face this next great misadventure Strong and Healthy!
Because Strong is Sexy and Healthy is Fabulous!
Let's do this!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,


  1. You've got this girl! These are great tips to keep you on track in a healthy and positive way. Rock it woman! XOXO

  2. I reach for all the wrong things too when I'm stressed. Having to write down everything really makes me stick too it (guilt is amplified if I have to write it down).
    I keep neglecting my vitamins too :( they keep making me sick and constantly trying new ones gets expensive.
    Good luck sticking to your healthier goals this week! You can do it! :)

  3. I didn't realize it until I read it but yes, I neglect my vitamins when I am stressed too! I will make sure to take them tonight!

  4. I do these things when I'm stressed too. I just try and refocus and take each choice as they come at me.

  5. I love your pep talk to your body! It's so true. If you don't have a healthy body, you really cannot do anything - so BABY IT as much as you can! :)

  6. I am HORRIBLE at nutrition when even the smallest bit of stress creeps around. I run straight for the candy bars, ice cream, and french fries and all hydrating/vitamins get lost in the wind. Definitely need to keep this in mind. I'm glad you're cognizant and putting an out loud effort in keeping up with it! It will pay off ten fold once everything settles down!

  7. Oh man, I've totally been doing the same thing!! I've been eating soooo poorly. Not eating and then eating lots of comfort food. Stress definitely does that to me. You have a great plan ahead of you and you've totally got this!!

  8. YES TO THIS!!! You are worth it & special so fuel that bod to get you thru this! :)

  9. Ummmmm there is nothing wrong with a bag of M&M's!! hehe kidding!! You've got this! I've been drooling over all of your recent pictures of food. Keep at it, girl!