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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Right Reasons



Whether it be to lose weight, fit into a certain pair of pants, or cinch my belt tighter, there has always been some form of motive for my health and fitness regimen.  Doing Whole 30 has really opened my eyes as to how to consider my fitness and my health.  I can honestly say that for the first time, I'm doing this for the right reasons.

There is a reason diets don't work - because we do them for a given amount of time and then we get sick of them.  We throw in the towel and we gorge on everything we've been denying ourselves for so long.  They are not meant to last forever.  They are not lifestyle changes.

Whole 30 is a lifestyle change.  It has opened my eyes to things that I can control within my body. There are foods I can avoid so that I have more energy, rest more easily, and feel better about myself.  I can stop eating whatever I want whenever I want and start thinking about what I'm putting in my mouth.  I'm looking at food as fuel as opposed to reward.  I can't wait to share all the things I've learned when my 30 days are up.  I'm already on day 18 and I can feel differences in so many areas of my life - not just the waistband.


Exercise and diet are just part of a healthy lifestyle.
Focus on mental, emotional, and physical health.


This process is giving me insight into the areas of my life I need to tend to more.  I think so often we get caught up in crazy schedules, saying yes to too many things, and lack of sleep that we don't realize the toll these things take on our body and our mental/emotional stability.  The past 19 days I've been able to focus on me more and I don't feel the least bit selfish about it.  Neither should you!  People always say in order to love someone else we must love ourselves first.  It's the same way with our health!  We can't be expected to take care of others or nurture others if we aren't first doing that for ourselves.

Make sure to stop back by on Monday to see my 3rd week recap of Whole 30; I can't wait to share with you the details of this last week!

I believe in peace, therefore I run for Boston.

As for my miles for the challenge, I've added quite a few:
Sunday: 3 mile Walk for Ray
Monday: 1 mile with the dogs
Tuesday: 1 mile with the dogs
Wednesday: 1 mile with the dogs, 5k run
Thursday: 1 mile with the dogs
Friday: Basketball (at least 2 miles)

Linking up with Nikki for her 30milesinApril challenge as well!

Total: 12 for 31/50milesinapril


How are you doing this week?


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2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to hear all the great things you have learned from doing whole 30!

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  2. Amen to doing it for the right reasons! Can't wait to hear more on the whole 30!

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