Hi lovelies! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week so far. It occurred to me today that we are now over half-way through January and I still haven’t told you about my goals for the year. To be honest, I’ve sat down to write them a few times but haven’t really been feeling it. So rather than write an official list, I wanted to highlight a particular goal I have for the year: to stop being a picky eater.
I’ve touched on it before, but I’ve always been kind of picky when it comes to food. Growing up, I would seldom touch vegetables besides butternut squash (yes, I was obsessed even then) and my ideal diet consisted of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. My mom made sure that I ate healthy of course, but it was always a struggle. In fact, she first convinced me to eat salads because, “one day, a boy was going to take me out on a date and it would be embarrassing if I didn’t eat salad.” And voila, I started liking them.
But even though I eat a healthy diet full of lean proteins, fruits, veggies and whole grains, there are still certain foods that I just don’t touch. I avoid eggs, seafood, shellfish and brussels sprouts all because I don’t think I will like them. But really, I don’t actually know how I feel about them because I’ve never tried them as an adult.
Over the past few years expanding my eating habits has been a true goal of mine. I discovered that I love mushrooms and am starting to come around to sushi. (Sashimi and I still aren’t friends yet, but I’m working on it!) So the other night I decided to go to head-to-head or more appropriately fork-to-mouth with brussels sprouts. One of my girlfriends loved them so I decided to be brave and give them a shot. I’m not sure what I expected them to taste like, but I was flabbergasted (such an underated word!) when I realized how much I liked them!
So after a year of trying new foods once and a while, I’m committing to really making an effort in 2012. I love food and trying new restaurants, so what a shame to hold myself back from trying the house specialty just because I think I don’t like it! In the past, I’ve let this fear of the unknown hold me back and I’m starting to realize that if we let that fear hold us back in any area of our lives, we might find we’re missing out on some pretty great things. Because after all…
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-Are there any foods you don’t like? Or are afraid to try?
-Have you let fear hold you back in any area of your life?