Finding Balance & Body Image Round Up


I have decided to quickly throw together a round-up of the posts I have written this year on the topics of finding balance and body image for three reasons:

  1. I always have new readers (hi!) so rounding up the older posts allows new readers to see topics that they may miss otherwise.
  2. Some topics, such as finding balance and body image are worth reviewing and reading again because quite often it takes several times of hearing/reading something for it to finally sink in.
  3. These posts stay with me long after I hit publish because the ideas and realizations are just so important.

And really, maybe the biggest reason I am rounding up these posts is to get a good look at what I have written this year on the subject of finding balance, body image (and disordered eating too) so that I know what still needs to be said going forward. It’s a tricky thing to keep writing on the same subjects but I know how valued these posts are so I want to continue to bring you the topics that you find the most beneficial, interesting and helpful!

Finding Balance

I worked on this Finding Balance series with Laura earlier this year. Not only did we both learn a ton together while formulating these posts about female runners, we helped others out too.

Finding Balance Between our DIets & Workouts

Finding Balance Between Our Diets & Workouts <  How many calories do you really need to eat an as active female?

Finding Balance Between Our Diets & Workouts Part Two < – Great insight into what to eat and when to support your running routine and workouts.

NEDA Week 2016 (Female athlete Triad) < – Such an important topic. Way too many females, especially female runners, find themselves in the female athlete triad so it’s important to know the risks and understand how to avoid amenorrhea.

Body Image/Disordered Eating:

You know you can count on me to write a post or two (or three!) regarding body image and disordered eating, especially when it comes to how our clothes fit!

jeans can lie

Achieving a Balanced Attitude Towards Your Weight < – I am always asked how I remain so balanced and the answer isn’t that simple! I put together the key things that I keep in mind all of the time in order to stay balanced and achieve a positive relationship with food, workouts and health.

Do You Really Need To Lose 5 Pounds? – Well, do you really need to those few pounds? Probably not!

Clothes Should Make You Feel Good – I think about this post especially whenever I am standing there in my closet trying to figure out what to wear and which pairs of jeans I should probably donate.

Disordered Eating Chat – Such an important reminder of how there are much bigger things in life taking place than worrying about controlling what you eat every second.

As always, if you have any questions at all on these subjects, please feel free to comment or email me to chat!

body image and disordered eating round-up from 2016! #bodyimage #findingbalance #disorderedeating Click To Tweet

Do you have any jeans you are still hanging onto in your closet but know you should donate? I do, I have this one pair STILL that even yesterday I said needs to go but I just can’t do it yet!

Have you changed your pre and/or post run meals recently or have you been eating the same things forever because they work for you?

Are there any topics that you want to see covered in 2017? Please let me know!


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  1. says

    Great round up of posts! I am pretty good with jeans. I don’t wear all of them that often, but they still have a place in my wardrobe. I actually bought some cereal last week which is so different for me. I’ve been eating it some days when i first wake up before I work out. I realized a banana wasnt enough when I was getting up so early!
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    • says

      yeah, I cant eat just a banana before a run. I need it with something like oatmeal or an English muffin! I’ve been really good about actually wearing my skinny jeans these days instead of always wearing leggings.

  2. says

    Great post – Love reading your thoughts on these issues!

    I absolutely still have jeans in my closet that used to fit when my legs were a lot tinier. But now my legs are bigger and stronger and I can run so much faster. I need to throw those out!
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  3. Julianne says

    Hi Meredith! I have been a reader for a few years, and I so so appreciate these posts 🙂 I have introduced a few of my active friends to your blog, and they love your no-nonsense, straight forward, and super funny posts as well! I relate with you on so many different topics (desserts and not liking pants to name a few!). I have never commented before, so I wanted to say thank you! After struggling many many years with disordered reading, I feel more at peace each day with where I am physically and mentally, and reading your blog always reminds when my thoughts start to get a little irrational. Being in college, I watch so many young women go through these struggles, so your words are so needed.

    • says

      Hi Julianne! Thank you for this super kind comment! I am so glad you have been a long time reader and that I can help you and your friends. that makes me so happy :). I am also glad there is someone else out there who hates pants. They are the worst lol.