I did a really good job at getting sleep last night. I came home from work with a terrible headache, went to lay down and didn’t wake up until this morning. I usually only get about 5-6 hours of sleep so I think this was my body’s way of telling me to try and get to bed earlier if I’m going to be waking up so early to go to the gym. That is a new goal for March.
Clearly sleeping > blogging yesterday and Princeton > blogging on Monday. He got a haircut and I basically spent the night staring at him and trying to get him to sit still so I could take a picture. Since everyone loves before and after pictures, here ya go:
Different lighting, but you get the idea. He has an underbite and it kills me when his one tooth pokes out.
I’ve seen a few bloggers do posts about what a typical day of eating looked like when they were younger. I was just talking about this last weekend and realized that I’ve done a complete 360 in terms of fuelling my body. I thought it would be fun to do a ‘then and now’ comparison so I put this together to show you what a day of eating used to look like up until high school.
EVERYTHING WAS BROWN! Where were my veggies?!?! I loved Eggo waffles for breakfast, but only with butter. For lunch I would either have a turkey or salami sandwich. Dinner was either pasta with butter/cream sauce or sometimes chicken fingers and a baked potato. Cookies were the only thing that made the cut for dessert. I would eat fruit too, thank goodness. At least there were some nutrients in my diet.
I am honestly shocked that I am still alive. My poor mother. I was the pickiest eater and she would always make separate meals for me just so I would eat. I hated vegetables and I also hated all sweets except for Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies. I never even wanted a birthday cake on my birthday. I remember my mom took me out to dinner one year and instead of having the server bring me cake or ice cream, she brought a plate of nachos and cheese with candles in it. I was a chip fiend.
I started doing a lot of research on food once I started going to university. I basically taught myself everything I know through books (The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno and The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier) and Google helped out too. Times have definitely changed. Here is just an example of what a day might look like NOW:
My days now are chock full of nutrients, complex carbs, healthy fats, lean proteins, and treats…in moderation, of course. I love sweets now (started liking them once I hit my 20s) but I am trying not to eat them so often. Easter is just around the corner and I plan on diving head first into a Costco-sized bag of Mini Eggs so I’m going to try and not eat so much chocolate until then!
What were some of your favourite things to eat when you were younger? Did you have a balanced diet?