Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wonderful You Wednesday: Feed Your Soul

Welcome to Wonderful You Wednesday at My Life as a Trimommy.  This is an ongoing series where I will have a post by myself or a guest that focuses on body image and self esteem.  

I've been struggling with my nutrition lately.  I'm not sure why.  I've been doing some work with the Holistic Guru, Christine, so I feel like I have been very mindful of nutrition and eating, yet still, I find myself reaching for things that I would not consider to be the best choices.

 One of the concepts Christine introduced me to is the idea of primary and secondary nutrition.  We think of food as being our main source of nutrition, but what if we looked at it differently.  What if we fed our souls first and our bodies second?  Here is a great look at a new food pyramid that incorporates this very idea.

In this pyramid, you see all of the basics of nutrition that we are used to seeing in a food pyramid, but surrounding the food we feed our bodies is the food that feeds our soul.  Spirituality, relationships, career/work, and physical activity are integral to our well-being...just as important as food.  And here's the tricky part, if there is a part of that outside circle that has a break in it, most of us will try to fill that with food.  At least that is what I do.

So, what I'm learning, is that I must focus my energy towards feeding my soul, not feeding my body.  I will do this every day by thanking my God for every morning I wake up and can move my body the way it is supposed to move.  Thank Him for my beautiful family and the roof over our heads.  Thank Him for the blessings He has given me in my work.  I will hug  and kiss my children and my husband.  I will train with purpose.

And before I reach for the junk, I will think of these things. It reminds me of a beautiful verse from Phillipians 4:8:
"...whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

How do you feed your soul?


  1. Great post!
    I feed my soul by being grateful: for relationships, health, family, the list is endless really.

  2. I love this! Thanks for the post.

  3. that concept is really interesting, and it makes sense. I feed my soul every day, just appreciating being alive.

  4. That is a really great graphic.. I like it so much. Thank you for posting it. I'll pass it along for sure!

  5. hi! I'm a new follower ( found your blog through the Iron Girl FB page. I did the Seattle 10K too!)

    I had to link this on my blog. What a refreshing outlook!

  6. Love this. God's Glory is in everything and I love it!

  7. What a wonderful post! I feed my soul by by reminding myself of what I do have, not what I don't have. You and all the women that you have interviewed over this past year at all the Aflac Iron Girl events has given me inspiration to- "Dream. Train. Achieve!" (I haven't taken off that bracelet since May when you came to Del Mar). Grateful for G_D, family and health!

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