Hate and love are both very strong adjectives and complete opposites. Yet it amazes me most things I love, I often can find myself hating. For example, I love frozen yogurt. I hate how I feel afterwards; gassy, bloated, (yes, even with a lactaid), and seven dollars poorer if I bought this at a pinkberry where they totally overcharge you. I love my family, but there are times where I rather be adopted by Kate Gosselin (ok, maybe not her, but you get the idea. I even love and hate yoga. Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood for yoga and I think its healthy as a yoga instructor to have that feeling sometimes. Food in general is love hate relationship. I love and need food on a daily basis, I studied it for a good chunk of my life, and yet I hate how perhaps I’ve made it TOO much part of my life, how I fear what it might do to me, how I use it to numb my emotions and true feelings. I think most people have a love/hate relationship with food.
On a lighter note, I also have a love/hate relationship with Us Weekly, The Real Housewives, The Rachel Zoe project (I find this show very entertaining, but a lot of time I just want t throw a sandwich down Rachel Zoe’s throat!), yes, ladies and gentleman, I have a love/hate relationship with McDonald’s. I dont need to explain the hate part, but I’m sorry, eating those chicken nuggest when I was a kid with those perfectly uniform and processed fries is incredibly nostalgic and I’ll admit, there were damn delicious. And the last time I had that I must have been eleven or something and this was before they were “all white meat” .
The more I think about it, the more I notice that in order to truly develop a deep love for something, you must also find aspects of it that you will hate.
It took me a long time to realize what I liked about my body, although I’ll admit, when I was overexercising, I was very disconnected with my body, I was neither loving nor hating it, I was numb (and probably tired).
There are plenty of things I hate about my body, but to be positive, I thought I’d list to you some of the things I love about my body:
-I love my nose, I think is perfectly sized for my face and I thank my parent’s gene fusion that I was blessed with a nose that I dont need to spend a fortune resizing. Theres the Jew in me, always thinking about money saved 🙂
-I love my big toe. This is weird, but I’ve seen some freaky, alien looking ones! I like mine, its simple.
-I love my shoulders. I think they are nicely sculpted thanks to genes, yoga, and lateral raises.
-I love my biceps. They remind me I’m strong physically and emotionally somehow. Plus, they help me lift things, like the remote, or a fork.
-I love my ears. Once again, they are simple and tiny and dont resemble an elf, thats good enough for me.
-I love my heart, not the sentimental “heart” with love and all that cheesy goodness, I’m talking about that thing beating and circulating blood throughout my body. I think its pretty incredible its survived all the brutality I put it through and I love it for not letting me down when it could have.
Of course, as I mentioned before theres a long list of things I hate about my body as well, but lets leave that list tucked away for now, I dont need a reminder.
So since I always tack on a recipe, I am so happy to say I’ve perfected my protein crepes so they are not dry and taste fantastic! Heres whats in my mix
-2 tbs of Jay Robbs strawberry Whey protien
-1 tbs flax seeds
-3/4 cup egg sub or three whole eggs
-1 tbs milk of choice (almond, soy, dare I say it, the real, real milk)
– 2tbs water (this is actually key!0
-1/8 tsp baking powder
mix it REALLY well in a blend or magic bullet. It should get really bubbly and nearly double in volume. Then pour into a greased pan and spread out the mixture so its “crepe” like. It makes about 3 medium crepes which I think is one serving and if your a man, probably half a serving. Best served with cottage cheese and jam or syrup and maybe some seasonal fruit. I’m actually eating it right now (yes, beneath the keyboard) with vanilla yogurt and apricots which is agreeing very much so with my taste buds.
So what are some things you love/hate? Dont be shy, hey, I admitted to actually liking the Rachel Zoe project and I’m probably there with P.E.T.A sending her death threats and hate mail.