There are far too many reasons why I am thankful for my fiancé – I could enumerate at great length.
Of the countless reasons, one is the effort that he always makes to be sure I have what I need nutritionally. I eat very “clean” (there’s always room for improvement, but I’m not average with my dietary choices at all.) I try to stay as clean as possible no matter where I am – whether in a car for hours driving back to my hometown, out to dinner, or on a plane, I do my best to tote along healthy snacks for when my hunger strikes. And it WILL. Sometimes faster than I realize.
A lot of airports and rest stops have healthier options these days, but I am also a volume eater – I’ve not been to a single restaurant who’s portion of vegetables is what I would have a home. Generally, it is a fraction! So, if I can stock up and be prepared, I definitely try.
We recently went on a family trip and the flights were about three an a half hours. Given how much time you have to spend getting to airports, through security, and all that, though, you add a lot more time to the in-flight number.
While on our trip, he made sure we had time to go the store to pick up some chicken breasts, despite all the other activities planned. At the hotel the night before we left, he took the time to cut it all up and cook it for me – no oil, no butter, no sauce…just salt and pepper the way I like it. He made sure I had a tupperware and veggies too, so I could have a full meal instead of just a snack.
That kind of care and effort is something that I appreciate daily – I’ll never take it for granted, and I will ALWAYS notice. The fact that someone cares so much about my health, happiness…AND hunger, is truly a gift. When someone takes that time, always make a point of saying thank you. Let them know how much you value that effort, because it isn’t as common as I know we all wish it was.
Eating clean can be stressful – there are days when I wish I didn’t have to think about it! But at the end of the day, the fuel I put in determines my performance, and how I feel – it MATTERS. I’m thankful that my loved ones care as much about it as I do – it keeps me on track, AND from getting into hungry-mode. (He also got breakfast and asked for fruit, so I had two cups of it to enjoy! ❤ )
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