Hi, I'm Petra and this is my weight loss/fitness blog.
I used to be on Weight Watchers from January 2011 to October 2012, dropping approximately 45 lbs. I've made the transition from unhealthy and unhappy to athlete and this is my journey to becoming a healthier, happier me. I frequently post about my exercise (mostly running, yoga and lifting), the foods I eat, recipes I liked and my daily struggles. You'll also find the occasional tree hugger post, (travel) photography or anything else I find worth remembering and collecting.
I follow most blogs back that follow me. However, I do stay away from blogs that promote EDs, unhealthy methods of weight loss or negative body image.
Feel free to say hi any time!
Two of my best friends are in town until Tuesday and today we met for brunch at Bubby’s in Tribeca. It was wonderful seeing familiar faces again and the food was amazing. We started off with an assortment of pastries (a nibble of each banana bread, cinnamon bun, some jam filled pastry and a scone) and then I had eggs with toast and salad (instead of the fries). And in true NY brunch fashion, also a Bloody Mary.
It made me think: Only two months ago I probably would have felt ridiculously guilty over my choices. Sure, I didn’t get the pancakes (they looked amazing!!), but I did have all the baked stuff instead of saying no like I “should have”. And you know what? That’s BS. I made great food choices throughout the week and the rest of today. I exercised 6 times this past week, including a 10 mile run yesterday and then walking the 4.5 miles from the brunch spot home (and shopping, duh).
I feel great. I look great. I’m enjoying myself. And it’s important that I acknowledge this. It’s about finding a balance and making this journey work for yourself and your situation. I think I’m finally getting there.
Two more unrelated thoughts: