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?