Coworkers came by and poked my Thai bananas earlier. So I decided to show and tell about my food line-up for the day. Papaya, ataulfo mangoes, Thai bananas, and emergency black grapes. I showed them what ripe feels and looks like. Pretty cool, right, Coworkers? Yep, pretty cool.
Today I tried using a machine in the gym that I have previously been afraid to use by myself. I set the weights to low and eased on in. I felt giddy and proud of myself for overcoming my fear of the unknown. I probably could have lifted more with supervision, but I was very proud that I did it independently. I have baby gym calluses coming in now. They are adorbs.
I am grateful that I have never felt or looked emaciated on this lifestyle. I see a lot of aggression against thin raw vegans for looking emaciated or sickly. I love that I have a naturally voluptuous hourglass figure. I don’t think I could ever look too skinny on this lifestyle even if I tried extreme long-term calorie restriction. I am grateful that I can help represent the raw vegan lifestyle as a healthy-looking woman who is prioritizing getting stronger instead of thinner. I hope to show even better progress pictures this year than last year. In time. Building muscles takes a long time and I’m only just beginning to gain some traction.
I’ve got time. I’ve got nothing but consistency, patience, and time. Regardless of what I see in the mirror or on the scale, I decide every single day to do everything in my power to improve myself. Eat low-fat raw, exercise, find gratitude, laugh, love, breathe, sleep, rinse, repeat.