Don’t Worry About Healthiest
By Molly Patrick
Nov 26, 2022,
I’m here with a loving reminder for your beautiful self.
There is nothing wrong with healthiER when healthiEST isn’t realistic.
There could be many reasons why healthiest won’t work for you right now:
- Jam-packed schedule
- Messy emotional stuff
- Not feeling like it
- Super tight budget
- An injury or illness
- A break up
- Going through grief
- Something new and exciting in your life
- Feeling sick
Or maybe your once stable-feeling life is all upside down, backward, sideways, squiggly, and twirly whirly.
I don’t know all the things, but I do know that impermanence is part of being human. This is great because things will change. This sucks because…well, things will change.
Instead of turning yourself into a pretzel, hopping into a potato sack, and attempting to mount a horse and ride it bare-back on a moonless night to eat the healthiest, try this:Molly Patrick
Untwist yourself, get out of the sack, let go of the reins, put on some pants, and meet yourself where you’re at, over in Healthier-ville. It’s a peaceful and compassionate place with an awesome view.
Healthiest will be there when you’re ready (maybe even in January for my Reset 👀). Until then, cut yourself some slack and relax into healthier.
What healthier might look like:
- Buying prepared hummus instead of making it from scratch
- Opening a can of refried beans for easy burritos
- Pouring jarred pasta sauce over some cooked noodles
- Batch cooking just three things over the weekend, like soup, dressing, and a sauce
- Popping a frozen plant-based meal in the oven
- Adding pre-chopped veggies and a salad mix to your shopping cart
- Smearing an apple with peanut butter for breakfast
- Dipping some lettuce in the dressing you made and call it salad enough (I did this for dinner just last week)
- Grabbing the healthiest meal available at a take-out place on your way home
- Making an almond butter and jam sandwich with a side of fruit for dinner
Most importantly, give yourself some grace, and decide that whatever healthier choices you’re making are 100% good enough.
Here’s a little secret to help you get there: when you zoom out and look at the bigger picture, the healthier choice is the healthiest choice for you right now.
I’ll see you over in Healthier-ville. And in January, we can adventure to the land of healthiest during the 2023 Plant Fueled Reset!
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