Do you find yourself ever apologizing for things that you really don’t need to be apologizing for? I recently read an article that popped up on a health website I follow about how apologizing is a “thing” for women in today’s society. As I read the article, I found myself shaking my head up and down agreeing with it all. Why do we apologize for not hearing someone, taking up space, being too much or too little of something. Why are we apologizing for being us?
Now that I am aware of how much we apologize for stuff I have started paying attention to how many times I say “I’m sorry” and you know what? I say it a lot. What am I going to do about you may ask. Well, I am simply going to stop apologizing for me being me. I’m not going to apologize for liking or disliking something, I am not going to apologize for my competitive nature and I am most certainly not going to apologize for not smiling. I am not going to apologize for my size, what I wear or what foods I put into my body. If someone has a problem with me and my choices, that is their problem.
Why do we apologize for these things anyways? The more I thought about it, to me, it came down to judgement. Am I going to be judged for liking this, doing that, saying this? Should I say “sorry” so they judge me less? Then I thought, WHY DO I CARE?! I am going to stop apologizing for these things because I am being me and I am truly happy with who I am as a person. Judge me all you want, I am just going to be over here doing me, loving life and letting you do you.
Last week I posted about changing up the blog a bit and giving you guys some non-paleo recipes (but still healthy of course) and here is another one for you to try. These would be perfect as a pre-workout snack or to curb your sweet tooth. Macro breakdown is below.
Protein Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Energy Balls
- 1 cup oats
- 1 scoop chocolate protein – I use this
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dried blueberries
- 1/4 enjoy life chocolate chips
- Dash of sea salt
- In a food processor with the dough blade combine oats, protein powder, almond butter, honey, vanilla extract and sea salt and pulse until well combined*
- Place the dough mixture in a mixing bowl and fold in the dried blueberries and chocolate chips
- Using a tablespoon to measure, form the dough into balls and place on a plate or cookie sheet and place in the fridge for at least 15 minutes
- Keep refrigerated and enjoy!
*If you do not have a dough blade for your food processor use a large spoon or even your hands to fully mix the dough
Macros for 1 ball
- Calories: 102
- Fat: 5g
- Carb: 13g
- Protein: 3g