evepostappleOnce upon a time, there was a woman named Eve, who, unable to resist the luring temptation of a fragrant orchard, took a bite of forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps Eve was bored. Perhaps she was ovulating and had a desperate craving for something sweet. Perhaps life in the little garden was becoming stressful or claustrophobic. Perhaps she felt out of control or lacked passion in her life and in order to numb her emotions or soothe herself from Adam's lack of attention or his ambivalence in starting a family, she chose to indulge. Perhaps Eve was an emotional eater. But as Eve soon discovered, neither the bite, nor the whole fruit fulfilled her as she had hoped. Not only did she realize she was naked but that she had contempt for the way she looked. Perhaps Eve suffered with body dismorphia. Eve tried to stop eating the forbidden fruit and eventually avoided eating altogether but that didn't work and she ended up eating until she could no longer breathe. The point of this is that Eve lost her intuitive ability to nourish herself. She no longer had balance in her life and was willing to do any and everything to get that back.

Maybe Eve didn't exist. Maybe the stories that were told are not as important as the stories we tell ourselves.

This blog is dedicated to creating new stories based on the philosophies of whole body nutrition, self-love, intuition, fitness and yoga.

In my journey I have sought to uncover the knowledge and balance which have brought me to a greater awareness of health and this is what I wish to share with you.

About Me

I am a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, athlete, healthy living chef, and published writer. I have spent the last four years of my life rebuilding all aspects of myself after recovering from an eating disorder. Follow me as I continue to eat clean, train hard, and discover balance mind, body and spirit. zainsaraswatijamal.com

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    Pink Elephant Photography Photoshoot: Sneak Peak
I have missed you guys!!  I actually had a bit of a computer meltdown over the weekend hence my missing accountability posts from days 5 and 6 but in not being able to post, I had so many insights and realized that these days were simply about savouring the incredible path that I am on.  
I feel so fortunate to be able to share my journey with all of you and your responses and support have been utterly amazing.  I could not ask for a better fit family that all of you.    
This photo shoot was a celebration of what has been a monumental year for me and the most exciting part is that there is so much more to come!!
It was unbelievable to shoot with Pink Elephant Photography on the beautiful beaches of Vancouver, Canada.  The sun was popping in and out behind the clouds which made it pretty cold at times but I always feel that when I am working, I am operating purely on adrenaline and having such a great time. 
I felt confident and comfortable, despite the fact that I could feel how the lack of sleep and stress over the last month affected my body but beyond the water retention and tired eyes, I could feel my soul literally shining out of me.  This is what I love after all. Nothing comes close to feeling true balance and health and having the opportunity to show myself what I am capable of in the hopes of inspiring others toward a greater sense of health.
During my first fitness shoot last March, I realized that I had finally accepted myself and my body after so many years of battling, forcing, starving and torturing.  I intuitively understood then that I knew exactly how to take care of myself and my body and the fear of just letting go and trusting, finally dissipated.
This photo shoot taught me that if we wait for perfection, for that time in space where everything is planned and perfect, that the moment will most definitely pass and the opportunity will most likely be missed.  You may not be where you want to be physically but don’t let that stop you from living your life, meeting your friends and experiencing the richness of a given moment even if you are feeling ‘imperfect’.  The reality is, whether you have a 6-pack and a v-taper or not, you are a perfect being with a soul that wants to shine and give to the world.  Allow it that freedom.

    Pink Elephant Photography Photoshoot: Sneak Peak

    I have missed you guys!!  I actually had a bit of a computer meltdown over the weekend hence my missing accountability posts from days 5 and 6 but in not being able to post, I had so many insights and realized that these days were simply about savouring the incredible path that I am on.  

    I feel so fortunate to be able to share my journey with all of you and your responses and support have been utterly amazing.  I could not ask for a better fit family that all of you.    

    This photo shoot was a celebration of what has been a monumental year for me and the most exciting part is that there is so much more to come!!

    It was unbelievable to shoot with Pink Elephant Photography on the beautiful beaches of Vancouver, Canada.  The sun was popping in and out behind the clouds which made it pretty cold at times but I always feel that when I am working, I am operating purely on adrenaline and having such a great time. 

    I felt confident and comfortable, despite the fact that I could feel how the lack of sleep and stress over the last month affected my body but beyond the water retention and tired eyes, I could feel my soul literally shining out of me.  This is what I love after all. Nothing comes close to feeling true balance and health and having the opportunity to show myself what I am capable of in the hopes of inspiring others toward a greater sense of health.

    During my first fitness shoot last March, I realized that I had finally accepted myself and my body after so many years of battling, forcing, starving and torturing.  I intuitively understood then that I knew exactly how to take care of myself and my body and the fear of just letting go and trusting, finally dissipated.

    This photo shoot taught me that if we wait for perfection, for that time in space where everything is planned and perfect, that the moment will most definitely pass and the opportunity will most likely be missed.  You may not be where you want to be physically but don’t let that stop you from living your life, meeting your friends and experiencing the richness of a given moment even if you are feeling ‘imperfect’.  The reality is, whether you have a 6-pack and a v-taper or not, you are a perfect being with a soul that wants to shine and give to the world.  Allow it that freedom.

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