Have you ever had that excited feeling when you know something good is around the corner but you haven’t seen it yet? I’m getting this year especially after a hard year of battle and victory. After this podcast with Taylor, that feeling came back strong. It’s not just a feeling; I have SEEN God work in my life and transform my mind about: food, exercise, running, my need to STOP calorie counting, my need to rest and not over tax my body (still working on this one), and my need to look at my body (NOT as what the mirror says), but what God says about it.
That’s what this podcast is about. It’s about that full recovery of eating what you want to eat, moving for God’s glory NOT for burning calories, and it is me saying, ‘I love taking a rest day, because it makes my body feel stronger.’
It is the excitement of the final steps to recovery, smelling the victory Jesus Christ wins and is winning over EVERY aspect of your eating disorder.
Taylor was one of my first guests on the podcasts, and I so enjoyed talking to her about recovery, truly pursuing it, finding a counselor, and today we went further into the challenges of recovery while being a food blogger. Taylor has the food blog, ‘Food Faith Fitness,’ and she’s shared openly on her Instagram about her struggles with eating and how she’s overcome so many obstacles in the past year.
Today we dove into:
- What life as a food blogger looks like
- Why food blogging has sometimes made recovery from restriction difficult
- Taylor pursuing recovery as a food blogger
- her counselor’s challenges to take days off of exercise
- why finding a good counselor was important for Taylor’s recovery
- why we shouldn’t try to go about recovery alone
- finding/filtering through the Instagram community to find resources that help supplement a healthy relationship with food and exercise
- how Taylor keeps a right perspective of food even when there’s a great deal of diet culture out there
- challenging yourself to stop calorie counting (Taylor gave me some good ideas when she talked about her own challenge)
- why writing about your struggles and sharing them with others can become the message that God uses
- not being a hypocrite with your own recovery and telling people to do things you haven’t done yet yourself
- Taylor’s blog being an avenue for talking about the freedom Jesus Christ has brought her
- why Taylor eats all the foods and why our food doesn’t always have to be ‘Instagram worthy.’
- the excitement of full recovery being right around the corner
Taylor’s Posts about Recovery:
Be Transformed By The Renewing of Your Minds
Romans 8:37, ‘Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.’