It’s genetics. I can’t help it.
- my eye color
- my hair color
- my un-tame-able fro
- my flat ass
- my cankles
- my odd hazel/gold/brown eyes
- my goose neck
- my sarcastic personality
what isn’t genetics
- my choice to
sometimesoftentimes eat the wrong thing
- my choice to move my body every day
- my love of Doctor Who and Monty Python
- the size of jeans I wear
- the amount of weight I can lift
- my personal obsession with finding naked Michael Fassbender (fingers crossed for Prometheus 2!!)
- my sweet tooth
- my awesome taste in television shows (see above..I’m a Whovian, like Cindy Lou, only less seussy more timelordy)
Yes. By and large, my family is overweight. Yes, that does say something to our genetics being more likely to hold onto weight, and/or gain it more easily. It does not decree that weight to be my truth. I am a boredom eater. Every time I go to the kitchen, I have to tell myself “ummmmm, you aren’t hungry, bitch. shut the fridge door.”
I have to METICULOUSLY monitor what I eat, to make sure I get the appropriate amount of kcals, iron, protein, calcium, etc. Yes. That sucks. It sucks the most when I see my uber doober skinny friends eating fries with their fries. I know I cannot, in spite of how much I move. I know that I WILL gain weight. I know they will not.
I spent a considerable amount of my teen years and early 20s defining my body and my problems by how others in my family lived. They were heavy, so I’d be heavy. They were professionals, so I’D be a professional.
It turns out I no more needed to eat fried chicken and biscuits, than I needed to wear a suit or scrubs to work. It’s easier to fall into that pattern, and the support is abundant, but I don’t need to be like them. I can eat my kale, and work on lines.
I do not need to blame DNA for what has happened to my body for how I have lived. I am better than that, you are better than that, we are stronger than that. Excuses are simply that excuses.
Since the day I chose to change my life, and not live it as a morbidly obese person,
excuses are now inexcusable.
Unless I’m using them to get out of changing a diaper, then, they’re acceptable. ONLY then. Ok, or when I don’t want to take out the recycling. Or kill a spider. OK, THAT’S IT. To be fair, the recycling often involves spiders…
What do you most often find yourself looking for excuses to get out of?
Don’t let it be making breakfast!
It’s too easy if you have a microwave!!!
Apple Butter Protein mug cake!!
Apple Butter Protein Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Keywords: microwave appetizer bread breakfast dessert side snack vegetarian
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Optimum Platinum Hydro Whey)
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or 1 tbsp greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp apple butter
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- pinch baking powder
combine all ingredients and pour into a mug sprayed with non stick spray
microwave on high 2 minutes top with more apple butter!!