Passion is what drives me. I love Jesus. Knowing He loved me first and He is the only reason I am here. I love my family and want to make them proud. I want to provide for them. They make me want to be better…..every single day. My other interests come from a place of wanting to take more control of my health…..to learn natural ways of dealing with life’s little hiccups. To be able to share this with people so that they too can benefit and help those around them.
It is never too late to learn better ways of taking care of the people you love. It’s never too late to change bad habits. Today is the day to look at the way you have been “treating” yourself and what you have been treating yourself with and say, “YOU KNOW WHAT!?! MAYBE THERE IS ANOTHER WAY! A BETTER WAY! A MORE HEALTHY WAY!” I use the phrase “baby steps” quite often because it takes time to change 30+ years of bad habits. For every unhealthy thing you stop putting in your body, on your body, or in your mind you are taking the right steps and being an example for those around you. Especially those little eyes that are always, always watching you. How will they know to do any different if we don’t show them?
Following the Whole 30 eating plan…..
It’s actually much easier to say what can be eaten than what can’t. Lean cuts of
beef, fish, chicken, veggies (there are exceptions) and fruit. You can search Whole 30 to get the specifics.
Let me just say that I have been here before….only once on this specific plan but many other times on many other diets, fads, supposed life changing workout routines, and I have thrown my (and my families) hard earned money in the garbage chasing after that magic trick, pill, drink, DVD, or other amazing secret thing that was going to give me my dream body and make that number on the scale go down. All of them leaving me only a few pounds lighter (or none at all), feeling guilty and worthless. I think of myself as a happy and positive person. I just have very bad eating habits which I have acquired and fine tuned throughout my life. In my late thirties and with two energetic boys I don’t want to feel tired all the time. I am fed up with being overweight and bogged down by fat. I am done with knowing the unhealthy things I am doing but only talking about what I could and should do to change. I am seeing my own children becoming addicted to sugar and beginning those same habits. There is type 1 diabetes in my family, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, etc. In the last few years I have experienced migraines, shortness of breath, sleep disruption, stomach issues, frequent viruses, etc.
I have been here, once before, at the beginning of this 30 days. I made it 9.(yes I realize that isn’t even half way) I was feeling wonderful….really I remember the feeling of energy and alertness. I was more focused on my day to day than I have ever been. I was 8 pounds lighter (even though I was not suppose to weigh….I had to….what can I say I am a rebel). So what happened?! I happened! I had a late night and slipped up in the morning and it snowballed by the end of the day I was inhaling everything I gave up the 8 previous days and then I was mad at myself. So to get past those times that I want to give in I have decided to journal my experience. What better place to do it than my blesseddaily blog. What a better time than right now to tackle this issue in my life. I am not posting my weight because we are all so much more than that number. I will share pounds lost but most important I will share the changes in my health and life. The only $$ I am spending on this is towards food. I have listed my reasons for wanting to do this and will come back to this list when I want to give up, which I know will happen because I know me!
2. To be the example in this house especially to the boys.
3. Because Philippians 4:13!
4. To feel better about myself.
5. For the love of clothes and all things girly.
6. To look and feel younger. (not that I am old:)
7. More stamina and endurance in everything I do and to begin exercising again.
8. I could say not for others or for attention but Hey! everyone loves to feel
attractive and I would love to hear someone say that they can tell I have been
doing something good for my health and to keep it up. So YES for positive
attention and feedback when it comes to how I look.
9. 1 Corinthians 6:19
10. To prove to my children that if you are determined to do something and you
work hard and stick with it you can accomplish anything!
Start date July 4, 2016
I will be updating soon…..