Whole 30 ~ Week 2

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so here I am on week two of my Whole 30 adventure, and I must say, I’m doing fairly well.

I lost three pounds last week, and the cravings weren’t near as bad as I’d feared they would be.

I actually liked the meals that I made, and by Sunday I had come to some very insightful conclusions, which I want to share with you all on here.

over the weekend, I really began to think about how great I have felt since eating this way, and also, how easy –and doable–it has been to stay within my calorie range since I’m eating clean and healthy food.

not one day last week did I go over my weight watcher’s point range; as a matter-of-fact, I actually had daily points left at the end of each day, which is totally RARE for me.

not to mention, I barely touched my free weekly points, which is unheard of in my case!

over the course of the week, I became keenly aware of how healthy and positive my thoughts were as I was preparing and eating healthy meals.

it was a great week, and I’m so thankful for all I learned about myself and about the benefits of eating well.

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Sunday afternoon, I had an interesting conversation with my hubby regarding all that I had learned last week.

during this conversation, I found myself telling my hubby that I could see myself eating this way permanently, with a few “cheats’ here and there along the way.

and he said something to me that was very profound.

he said that there’s no reason to consider myself “cheating” when I allow myself a treat or a meal that’s not W30 compliant; but rather, consider those times as something good that I’m allowing myself to enjoy for a time.

those words hit me like a ton of bricks.

and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that, “Hey, I can do this!”

I realized that I don’t need thirty days of eating this way to help me get on track.

all I need is discipline and determination.

and I need to remind myself that I don’t live to eat, but rather, I eat to live.

 

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with that being said, I’ve decided that this is the way I want to live.

I’m not getting any younger, and it’s time for me to make my health a priority.

not only that, but I want my hubby and kids to be influenced by my healthy eating; I don’t want to be characterized by eating junk and then complaining about how bad I feel or how much weight I’ve gained.

now, I just need to add consistent exercise into my daily life, and I’ll be doing well.

Baby steps, right?

What lifestyle habits do you have to make sure you’re taking care of you?  I’d love to hear what works for you, so feel free to share in the comments!

 

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