I thought once I made myself some rules to stick to, this year would just flow easily.
For some reason, it’s not coming easy.
1. eat clean – I’m finding the more I research different foods and diets, the more overwhelmed I get. I just want to eat real food, avoid junk, eliminate sugar, and cut back on wheat. I’m finding this really hard. It’s very confusing. I’m reading labels and making myself crazy trying to establish a routine for myself, but also my family. My boys are such picky eaters and I want to start them eating whole, real foods as much as possible. Unfortunately, we get busy and do pizza and drive through. (and it seems that the boys like that stuff better than my attempts at creating real dishes with local foods)
2. move more – I still haven’t. I can make every excuse. I’m tired. All. The. Time. I’m busy, whatever. But I know what needs to happen. I have to move. I woke up yesterday early enough to do my quiet time and do a little workout and I realized how out of shape I’ve become.
3. refresh daily – I’m trying to stay consistent with this at least. Although Coley is teething and woke up this am throwing my routine off some. I’m also working on “memorizing the mount” (I mentioned last week).
So here we are. What do I change for this week?
I do not give up or give in. This is a battle I fight. I can do this.
Jason and I are working together tonight to make a meal plan for next week (rather than trying to plan over the weekend and make due without going to the grocery).
I’m going to figure out a workout routine- something, anything to provide some movement. Even if it’s something I have to do with the boys around (and not a full DVD but maybe instead burpees and get them to play with me), it’s gonna be part of this week.
I’m going to continue with my 365 daily reading in YouVersion, my #run2Him study, and memorizing the Mount (full disclosure…just been reading it…time to memorize).
Sometimes I want to give in, eat the Oreos and not worry about being lazy. But I know what needs to be done. I deserve this for myself, my family deserves it. We need to live a healthy lifestyle. I will be a trailblazer. We will accomplish this.
So this week, I discipline myself. I keep track of my goals. I eat what fuels my body and I move in order to work my muscles. And I refresh my soul.
This journey doesn’t end. I will not give up.
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