Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Different Kind of Health & Fitness Journey

It's been a long time since I've felt the need to journal here. Even as I type these first lines I realize that I've missed coming here and sorting out my thoughts. 

So anyway, I've had sort of an epiphany recently and it's leading me down a rather different path on my healthy lifestyle journey. Here it is in a nutshell...

I've been at war with my body since I was about 8 years old. I've dieted for most of my life.  I've tried crazy fad diets....remember Kimkins? I've followed more moderate "healthy" plans...Weight Watchers. The Zone, The Dash Diet.....and on it goes. I've lost weight on every diet I've tried. But I've never had long term, lasting weight loss. So here I sit this morning. My weight is back up to 202 pounds....you know.... The weight that I was never going to see again. 

But here's the thing. I am done being at war with myself. I'm done with diet plans and guilt and trying to follow it all perfectly enough to feel acceptable. My new plan is simply this...
I am going to eat well and love myself. I have to admit that the idea of not dieting is a bit scary for me. But it also feels like the next step in this journey of mine. 

While I'm done with dieting, I'm not done with my quest for a healthy lifestyle. Yesterday we planned our meals for the week. We went shopping and our fridge is stocked for the week's dinners. We are really determined to cook most of our meals at home. 

I've been using Plexus products for a year now. I can tell that these products are helping me to get healthy from the inside out. They will continue to be a part of my healthy lifestyle. 

So that's my plan...eat whole, healthy foods prepared in my own kitchen, continue with my Plexus supplements, enjoy long walks with my hubby, breathe deep, practice gratitude, do some yoga....and live life.