Posted on January 23, 2017 by Dana Bowman

When was the last time you worked out so hard your muscles were shaking?!

If you're anything like me, it's been a while so it only took a few lunges until the quivers showed up!

I'm in California and I'm focused on changing my relationship with my WELLth and a part of that is my relationship with food and exercise. I showed up in SolCal with almost a complete disregard to what I'd be eating besides a few meal prep containers. No meal plans, no recipes and no cook books.

I'm curious if I just thought I'd eat Ramen and PB+J's the whole time...

So I picked up Kayla Istines book both for the recipes and some exercises as I settle into my time here in California. My point, I only think about eating food! Being in the kitchen is probably one of my least favorite things to do and apparently, as I found out, I feel like cooking is a huge waste of my time. 

Interesting... so you can image WHY I have the relationship with food that I have. I want to eat yummy food ALL.THE.TIME but I sure as heck don't want to be the one to prepare it.

Hence why I always said, "I'll just marry me a man that can cook!" And so it was :) 

BUT what that meant was that I put the responsibility on someone else to make me yummy healthy food without really knowing, or caring, how. I put the responsibility of FUELING my body with tons of nutrients on someone else which meant I was off the hook if my health headed south.

Speaking of "health heading south," remember when I said I had some abnormal blood work? Well, I Googled my labs that they want to rerun, because let's be real - I'm a nurse but I can't remember EVERYTHING from nursing school! Turns out the specific blood work deficiencies they want to recheck have something to do with malnutrition.

Malnutrition!?! What.The.Heck?!?! Me?!? 

I never thought of myself as a person that would come across this in her lifetime. I mean, this GIRL LIKES TO EAT!! But that just goes to show that it's WHAT I've been eating - or not - that makes all the difference. 

So, with all of these instances converging I'm FLIPPING THE SWITCH on my relationship with food and the fact that I've been avoiding responsibility for my health. My body is amazing! It's been through and done so many incredible things! 

It got me all the way through college playing soccer on a scholarship! It lead, climbed, biked and hiked me all around Europe for 4 months! It pulled all nighters to finish projects and it's got me right to where I am - starting over after I've neglected it for so long.

Still there... waiting for me to make a move. So the quivers began again with Leg Day and a NEW DAY of taking my health into my own hands. Be kind to you! 

Girl! Go get you some quivers!!