Years ago, I made a conscious decision to stop watching the news each day. I found that daily consumption of the news, more often than not, made me feel sluggish, angry or sometimes, just downright afraid. I came to the realization that there was a major difference between being informed on what’s happening in the world and becoming so entangled in the messiness that it consumes your thoughts hours or even days later.
The other day I was strolling on Instagram when a photo caught my attention. A woman I follow posted a photo of herself showing off a fresh outfit to fit her new postpartum body. The caption read something along the lines of, “when I dress to feel good about myself, it motivates me to want to work harder to take care of my body”, which was a lovely sentiment and it got me thinking…
As you can see from the title there’s a new baby in the mix. I’ve been away for some time because, well, I had the absolute worst pregnancy (more on that later) which left me depressed, bed bound and zero desire to write about health and wellness — because my personal experience was anything but. Now that my daughter is here and I’m feeling a bit more like myself, I’m excited to jump back in and explore health and wellness postpartum (because I’m living it and it’s wild).
I don’t know about you, but when I’m highly focused on not eating something, it just makes me want it more (give me all the wine and cheese, please!). Years ago I came across a brilliant concept on dieting that has stuck with me and forever changed the way I think about food.
Although at times, 2020 often resembled an ugly and smelly dumpster fire that never seemed to stop burning, I think we can all agree that there were positive things that happened, too. 2020 will forever be known as the year we were all sent to our rooms, forced to slow down and evaluate what was and what was not working for us.