call it a diet, call it detox… whatever it is i’m doing it. i’m jumping back into doing what i did last year and we’ll see how it goes. i’m been sugar/carb free for two whole days and haven’t lost it so that’s good. of course that may just be because since i’m drinking a gallon + of water everyday i’m distracted by my bladder. but so far so good.
this isn’t my first attempt at changing my eating habits and maybe it won’t be my last. some of it’s worked, some hasn’t. some of it has made me feel good and some of it has sent me head first into a bowl of ice cream. but this time feels different. maybe i’m more “ready” for change but also, i think i’ve learned a thing or two.
if you’re changing any habit (eating, smoking, spending, whatever) i think a lot of your success it determined by your own way of thinking. i’m not an expert (clearly) but this is what i think.
changing yourself shouldn’t be a form of punishment. purging your closets simply because you feel guilty about shopping won’t make you feel better. changing your eating habits because you’ve been calling yourself “lazy”, or “greedy”, or “a slacker” is a set up. you’ll end up rebelling against yourself.
i know me. i know my hair is frizzy more often than not. i know i almost always have circles under my eyes. i know i’m not skinny. but i also know i have worth. i know i am a child of god. i know my body (wobbly bits and all) is a gift.
so while i am embracing this change, i’m doing it because i like me. i want to take care of me.
i hope you take care of you too.
and if you have any heathy recipes you’d care to share i’d love to hear them. xo
photo by jen gotch