ask me anything – episode 2
It’s time for Round 2 of “Ask Me Anything!” A while ago, I gave you guys the opportunity to ask me any question your heart desired. The response was amazing – you had some really great one (and a couple of not so great ones). Go here for Episode 1. Let’s do this!
Random Clara pic.
Ask Me Anything – Episode 2
Q: I remember a post from a while back where you talked about being on the road to recovery with your eating disorder but that you weren’t recovered. Just wanted to see how that was going.
A: It’s going really well! I’m just constantly handing my body images over. It is a daily task.
Anyone who has ever dealt with an eating disorder will probably agree with me – you never fully recover. You just learn to cope. You learn to become master to the beast. But the beast will be there, just much quieter and less possessing. That’s how it is for me at least. Does that even make sense? If not, tell me in the comments and I’ll try to think about it more clearly and write more on the topic.
Q: Are you ever nervous about your mother-in-law seeing your sexual references? You are very open.
A: Ha! I laughed out loud at this one and then immediately called Travis so he could laugh too.
Uh…to answer the question, no, I’m not the least bit nervous about talking about sex in front of my mother-in-law. (sex, sex, sex.) She’s known me for nearly 11 years now and knows me inside and out. I’ve always been very open about everything in my life – sex is just one of the (amazing) parts. I think when you DON’T talk about something, like it’s forbidden, then you create a stigma around it. Sex is natural, super fun and part of a healthy marriage – perhaps one of the biggest parts. Plus, I’m pretty sure our kids are enough evidence to my mother-in-law that we’ve done the deed once or twice.
Q: What is your favorite quality about Travis, or the first quality you noticed when you first met him?
A: His self confidence! He walks through life with the idea that he won’t fail at anything he puts his hand to. Imagine living like that!! How freeing! He isn’t arrogant. Let me tell you – arrogance is THE biggest turnoff for me. Travis knows that anything he’s good at is simply a gift from God – he credits God for his success and not himself. I like that about him too – his abundant faith!
Q: I have Pinterest and I spend a lot of time organizing my boards. Now I have 12 branch offs of healthy moves…what categories would you have for your fitness/workout boards? I am now overwhelmed!!
A: Oh goodness. My advice would be to stop pinning things. Honestly – when’s the last time you went on Pinterest and made/baked/used anything that you pinned. I kinda forgot it existed. Sorry, probably not the answer you were looking for.
Q: Do you include alcohol in your healthy lifestyle?
A: I would if I liked alcohol, but I don’t. It just doesn’t TASTE good to me. I think that you can definitely enjoy alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle, just in moderation (like everything else). Some of my friends need a beer after a long day. I’m all like, “pass me a brownie and some Gilmore Girls!” Plus, I’d much rather eat my calories than drink them.
Except this night. This night I got really drunk.
Q: Why did you decide to homeschool?
I’m working on an entire post about this question. Soon to come! Our Kindergarten school year is already in full swing!
This concludes Round 2! Hope you enjoyed it – have the most wonderful Monday you’ve ever had! See you tomorrow.
QUESTION: Sex. Do you talk about it? Or is it hush hush? Do you like alcohol.