Who doesn’t want to look & feel better…?
Why is it we spend so much time thinking about getting in shape, or eating better, or wanting more energy, but we don’t really do anything about it…?! Well, obviously because we don’t feel like it . . . But let’s face it, if we waited until we felt like it before we took action on anything, we might never get anything done!
It’s never too late to evaluate your lifestyle.
Here’s a great book to read (or re-read in my case!) if you’re looking for some inspiration 🙂
I finally decided THE TIME IS NOW for me to make a true commitment to my health and well being! On November 6th, I began my 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond journey. My goal is to commit 100%, journal my experience here and share honest results. I’m not gonna lie – I think I’ll miss happy hour the most! Bread and potato chips will probably be a close second 🙁
I’ve strongly encouraged my husband to join me – *wink wink* – but I’m not gonna get too pushy and I’ll only share whatever part of his experience he wants me to 😉
Let me paint the picture of our life before starting 30 Days to Healthy Living:
- My husband and I are generally pretty active, but neither of us has an active work out routine. And . . . I work from home, so I can easily find myself sitting for too many hours at a time while working on projects.
- We thought we were eating pretty well, but learned even without having any food allergies, foods that contain wheat, gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soy and corn aren’t really our friends.
- We’re both in decent shape, but have two primary vices: Diet Coke and we sure enjoy cocktails! (Clearly, sugar substitutes, chemicals and alcohol are not the best things to consume!)
The goal is to commit to the 30 Day Plan to jump-start a healthier lifestyle. The goal is not to starve or permanently deprive ourselves of food and drinks we may enjoy (that aren’t approved on the plan).
The plan is designed to help eliminate toxins, support overall digestive health and sort of hit the “reset” button on your health.
Assuming we survive. . . 😉 *Insert laughter here* 😉
After the 30 days, we will slowly reintroduce foods we eliminated and gauge the response. Long term, the goal is to continue on the path of eating healthy foods as close to their original source as possible and everything in moderation.
And . . . continuing to keep gut-health in check naturally!
Following the 30 Day Plan to get in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise and to fill my plate with 50% fruits & vegetables, 25% proteins and 25% combo of good fats & carbs at each meal, below is how it went.
Just for kicks, I also included how I felt that day. Enjoy 🙂
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the only oil used and no per-packaged sauces or dressings were used all week 🙂
And… I use the MyFitnessPal app which makes it super easy to track your nutrition day to day!
WEEK ONE – DAY ONE – MONDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY TWO – TUESDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY FOUR – THURSDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY FIVE – FRIDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY SIX – SATURDAY:
WEEK ONE – DAY SEVEN – SUNDAY:
Looking forward to WEEK TWO!
“We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.” – Zig Ziglar