Confession Time…

Well, it’s February 29, and one more extra day for the month. What did you do to celebrate your extra day?  I took the dog for a nice 2.5 mile walk; then went on a 3.0 mile run.  It was great to feel the sun beating down on my body.

One thing I have to admit for February…I ate way too many carbs and too much sugar this month. I can blame it on #Valentine’s Day, or traveling for the #ATE conference, or my daughter’s birthday….or I can just admit that I have a weakness for carbs and sugar because they are so addicting!  Even #Plexus girls struggle from time to time. As I reflect on my month of over indulging, I know it is time to put my focus back on healthy eating again.  I have had tremendous growth these last three years of my health journey and there will be NO going back to old ways of thinking or eating.

With that, I am kicking off my March with a modified #10daydetox by Dr. Mark.  You can learn a little more about this diet from the Dr. Oz show.  I tried this program back in October and I learned more about my eating habits and felt that I was able to reset my eating and thinking about food.  Now, it is time to do the detox again to help me get back on track.

While I don’t believe in depriving myself, I do think limiting sugar and carbs is a good thing!

If you crave carbs and sugar, check out this article:  13 Ways to Fight Sugar Cravings

Think you are addicted to sugar, trying reading:  Is Sugar and Addictive Drug?

Could sugar be worse than salt, read more here:  Study Suggests Sugar is Worse for Blood Pressure Than Salt

Read more about this family:  Life Without Sugar: One Family’s 30 Day Challenge

And, of course, if you think some natural supplements will give you the needed boost to take control of your eating habits and your life, please check out my website.  Glenda’s Plexus Site.  Send me a message, I’m available to chat and help you meet your health goals.

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Let’s get healthy…together

Last week, Denny and Sean were all packed and ready to head out the door to their week long Scout camping trip, when I snapped a photo of the two.  When I looked at the photo, I couldn’t get over how slim and trim Denny is looking and how Sean looks like a young man.

deny and sean with dates

Exactly two years ago, Denny and I made a commitment to get healthy together, while promoting healthy lifestyles to our children. Over these two years, we have discovered more and more about our eating habits and exploring ways to get the family healthy together.  Our journey has had it’s ups and down, but one thing is for sure….we are doing this together and providing good role models for our children.

I am more than a number

The other day, I was looking at a scale, and thought I should weigh myself and get some new numbers. In the past, I have rarely weighed myself, because the numbers on the scale have always made me a little nauseous. I have this body image in my head that doesn’t correlate with the numbers on the scale. I don’t understand why I think I need to be light as a feather, or weigh 120 pounds, or the like. All my life I have watched those numbers go up, and down, and up, and down, and up again….you get the idea.  It has only been the last two years, that the numbers have slowly decreased and stayed that way. Back to the other day, I looked at the scale, and started to get that nauseous feeling, then paused for a second.  For the first time in my life, I thought….I AM MORE THAN A NUMBER.  That day, I didn’t get on the scale and don’t really have plans to step back on it anytime soon.

Right now, I feel better than I have ever felt.

Right now, I am in the best shape of my life.

Right now, I look better than ever.

Right now, I am exercising almost daily.

Right now, I am the happiest I have ever been.

Right now, I am the most content that I have ever been.

With that in mind, I don’t need a number on a scale to either confirm or contradict that. I will keep doing what I’m doing, looking forward, and learning more and more about living a healthy lifestyle.