Whoa… I did it!

I have been in the land of the eating… I mean of being in control of ALL food with NO limitations for 2 days now. I could say that I am relieved that Whole30 is over, but anxiety took over on day 31. All I could think about was, am I going to reintroduce food and trigger my overeating part of my brain? Will my win over struggling with food stop?

I am still sugar free, but I can’t say the same for wine and carbs. Last night I celebrated with a girls night out, and after 3 glasses of wine my inhibitions were lowered and so was my food tank. I enjoyed a burger with the bun, and the fries. When it comes to the reintroduction process, I failed. My only high five was I said no to cheese, and ketchup (sugar). ¬†Today I still feel great, and healthier than I have been in my life!

 

There were definitely physical changes, but those aren’t the changes I focused on. Yes I did run to the scale on day 31… Yes some things will never change, but those days of training my brain won over all!

I cut out ALL sugar and wine for 30 days.

I cooked meals 90% of the 30 days, and even got out of my comfort zone with trying new things.

I stayed away from the scale, when that was the way I started my days.

I have a new found confidence, AND no more fog brain!

BEST VICTORY OF ALL, was that my doctor was right! Clean eating did help annihilate ALL my hormone issues of burning skin, dizziness, and nausea.

The physical changes were awesome as well, as I went down a shirt size, pants that were too tight are now loose, and I am down 11 pounds.

I will add a side note that getting back to exercising did help with the physical changes.

WHAT NEXT?

I am going to enjoy the month of August learning how to win my struggle over food without any restrictions. I am going to stick with Whole 30 meals, while adding paleo, and the occasional treat meals (meals that have the Whole 30 no’s)

September 5th I will be starting my next round! Whole 30 is launching a GIANT group challenge, and I can’t wait to be a part of it! If you would like to see how Whole 30 can benefit you, comment below or on my Facebook page (Click home on the menu above) and I will add you to the Whole 30 group I am a part of!

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives you lemons, you praise God. You meditate on His guidance.

The past 2 weeks I have been dealing with writer’s block. Yes that truly is a thing. I tried writing week at a glances, and no words would form. I tried writing something witty, informational, or heck even something inspiring. Again no words would form.

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I was in a funk I couldn’t get out of. First I was recovering from the death of my grandmother, and then I was recovering from a blow at work. I tend to feel first, and think it through later.

I spent that week reading the book of James, and of course a certain scripture pounded me on the head.

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.” James 1:19 (NLT)

It’s a good thing I let Jesus take the wheel, as I was rethinking everything about my passion with teaching children. Dramatic much? See, I feel before thinking.

I have spent the month of July reflecting on my future, and what it could entail. I focused on so much of the what ifs, that I was missing out on the big picture: God’s plan.

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My what ifs stopped focusing on my troubles, and more on, “What if God planned this change in my life?”

That’s when I stopped feeling dejected, and more at peace. What if this plan for me will give me the extra experience for my future as a teacher? I am not one to shy away from a challenge, and this will be one of my greatest! My new attitude is I am going to bring it, and rock this new challenge!

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