The Ongoing Quest for Balance: Putting Things into Perspective 

Happy Easter everyone!

I used to struggle on celebratory days like Easter. I was always torn between my desire for Cadbury’s chocolate eggs and my desire to remain 100% healthy. If I had a chocolate egg, I would be letting myself down. I would obsess afterwards, feeling guilty and angry with myself.  

 

That is not a healthy mindset. Somewhere, sometime I realised this and I changed. I put things into perspective. What was I afraid of? I eat healthily 90% of the time, and that 10% won’t ruin me! Life is for living and depriving yourself makes for a very miserable way of living.

  

Thankfully, I came to realise this and broke out of that way of thinking. Now I can enjoy days like today and Christmas and all of the other big foodie feasting days without worrying about it.

Today I had the biggest slice of my Aunt’s delicious homemade Simnel Cake and I enjoyed every mouthful. And it was made even more special knowing that it was a treat – something that I don’t indulge in everyday.

  
Most of the time that I crave a treat I cure it with raw or very dark chocolate, but if that’s not an option, or there’s something else that I really want, then I’ll go for it. Because that is the whole idea of balance isn’t it? Not going overboard and binging on every sugary morsel in sight, but also not restricting yourself and avoiding things that you’d enjoy due to irrational and unexplainable fears.

  

My blog is really helpful for me as a  way of sharing my thoughts, so I hope I haven’t lost you to my rambles! I hope you all had a lovely Easter with plenty of treats!

Lauren x

  

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2 Comments

  1. 30th March 2016 / 10:34 am

    Lovely post, pics are beautiful. Balance is very much the key.

    • Lauren
      30th March 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thank you, so glad you like it! X

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