This comes a whole ten days sooner than normal but I really started thinking about it a lot earlier and wrote things down a lot sooner…
My word for this year is WELLNESS. At first it was going to be healthy, but I feel like that only applies to exercise and diet, whereas wellness encompasses every aspect of my life, to include my marriage, my spiritual life, my family and my health.
I want to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, I want to grow in my marriage, and be able to use all the energy I used in school to learn about my husband, his needs, wants, and desires. I want to have regular date nights and really become his best friend! When it comes to my spiritual life, I want to be able to meditate on the word day and night, and I want to pray for myself the way I’ve prayed for others over the years, and for my family I want shared experiences and memories made, open communication, a good work-family balance and overall health.
I’m excited to embark on this overall journey of wellness for the coming year and beyond and I hope and pray that whatever your word, or resolution is that you find the motivation to see them to completion.
Originally this was suppose to be separate posts but life just wouldn’t allow for such things. Therefore I am writing it all together!
During the whole 30 I ended up losing 9 pounds and a lot of inches. I’m bad at math but there will be pictures for you to see. I started at 158 and now weigh 149! I haven’t seen a 140 something since l got out of the Army, so to say that I am stoked is an understatement!!
When I reintroduced dairy, honestly it was kind of lackluster. The flavor I had craved wasn’t there. On the plus side, my stomach didn’t hurt, although I did get a little gassy after finishing almost a pint of Halo Top ice cream, but I think that had more to do with what time I ate it, because it was like 9 at night!
This past Friday I reintroduced gluten because I was ready for some deep dish pizza! William took me to IHOP for pancakes and they were fantastic, but they put me to sleep for a couple of hours! Later that night we went to go get pizza and all was well, I didn’t get tired like I did with the pancakes but later on the drive home and that night my back began to hurt in that all too familiar way that I hadn’t felt for 30 plus days!
Apparently the gluten at least the kind in pizza crust and probably other breads, and maybe pastas are what have been causing a good majority of my back pain! I couldn’t believe it! It might also be the kind that are in cakes and cookies too. I don’t know, and I’m a little hesitant to try and figure it out because I don’t want to be in pain if I don’t have to be. But at least I know how my body reacts to certain food groups and now I can see if they are worth keeping in my regular every day diet!
Technically I still have 2 more reintroductions to do, non grain gluten like rice, and quinoa and then legumes but I’m pretty much done. I may have a thing of rice or quinoa with dinner to see what happens and maybe wait a day and have some peanut butter or beans but I don’t really eat those two groups that often, so I’m not really worried about how they affect my body and I’m tired of stressing out about what I can and can’t eat!
Would I do the Whole 30 again, probably not, but will I take what I learned with me, and live a Whole 30 ish lifestyle with occasional resets when needed? Absolutely!
Tonight I got to teach someone about Twitter for a school assignment, and I left so pumped! Twitter is not even my favorite social media platform, but I honestly loved every moment! We met for an hour and I was able to ask a lot of questions that made her think, show her examples of others in her industry, and give her a crash course of the ends and outs of Twitter! I also showed her Periscope because I think it could be a useful tool for what she does (and Twitter owns them) she left excited and had fun!
After the meeting was over, I could feel the joy rushing through my body and I couldn’t stop smiling, I told William that I need to figure out a way to do what I just did full time because I absolutely loved it! I forgot how good it felt to do something I loved doing! Tonight was definitely a rekindling of a fire that was put out and I’m excited!
I want to go into organizations and teach them how to use social media for their benefit.
If I write it out it has to come to pass, right?!
So consider this my faith goal, and the beginning of something to come!
Gosh, I’m so happy and I can’t believe that it’s already December!! Like where did this year go?! I’m filled with so much hope and expectation for this coming year! There are dreams that will come true and goals that will be met and I am already working on them!
I have a sense of whimsy in my spirit that I haven’t had in many years and I feel almost carefree!! God is showing me some things and I’m ready to follow through and go after what I want for my health, my marriage, my family, my life!! I’m happy and I like the way Happy looks and feels on me!!
It’s been way overdue and I’m done just trying to survive! It’s time I started living life a little more boldly!! So Happy first day of December and may this be the beginning of something special, real, and extraordinary for you!
That’s all I have left of my baby weight from Kobi… 7 sticky won’t leave pounds! I’m trying not to be so hard on myself but I’m just not happy about how I look… Maybe because all of those seven pounds are in my gut… And there’s not enough time or budget at this moment that would let me compensate my new sillouhette with new clothes. I received some new to me pieces and they have worked wonderfully and then some of them are like what were you thinking… They just aren’t flattering… Like at all, I mean they could be with expensive undergarments on that sucked and tucked but I don’t want to wear those on a daily basis… I mean who does… How do they breath, eat, survive after using the restroom?
So instead I’m going to start consistently working out again and incorporating more cardio into my workouts… I’m gonna continue drinking water but up my amounts and lay off the sugars during the week accept in my coffee which isn’t every day anyway and I’m going to continue to eat healthier and of course lift weights when I can.
I know that as I get older shedding pounds gets harder so if I get into a routine now maybe by next summer (my birthday) I’ll be where I want to be weight wise and be living a healthier lifestyle all together! It’s gonna take some dedication and some early mornings but it’s gonna be worth it in the end when I can wear whatever I want and not worry about any extra anything sticking out anywhere!
What are some of your favorite workouts?