This past week have been pretty rough on my body. I put Whole 30 on hold while we finished the old house. I grabbed whatever food we had at the time because it was quick and easy. And I suffered for it. I gained a whopping 13 pounds in one week.
Now I can honestly compare the differences between eating according to the Whole 30 approach versus eating junk.
Things I Noticed
- Retained a lot of fluid
- Swollen ankles and calves
- Swollen stomach
- Intense pain in intestines about 30 minutes after each meal
- Complexion looks awful
- Darker circles under my eyes
- Puffy eyes
- Allergies were a lot worse on me
- No energy
- Mood swings
- Restless sleep
- Increased stress
- Loss of motivation
On Monday, I cleaned up my eating a bit and lost four pounds overnight. Just getting back on track showed instant results.
We are settling in at the new house and my goal this week is to restart Whole 30. I have to take better care of my body. Due to all of the neglect, I now have a sinus infection and I'm puffy. When I take control of my eating I am able to handle life with ease. I cope with stressful situations better and I don't have mood swings.
I know many of us lead busy lives. We are wives, mothers, employees, homemakers, daughters, and everything in between. Ladies tend to take on multiple roles in life and we struggle with balance. We care for those we love and often forget about ourselves.
This week has been an eye opening experience for me. While scrubbing floors at the old house I had a lot of time to just think about the ways that I have not taken care of me. How can I expect to be a good mother and wife if I don't feel well enough to do it?
I'm the type of person who doesn't want to let anyone down. I say yes way too much. I try to be so many things for so many people. I have put my health and well being on hold quite a bit and I am paying for it now. I have an exhausting virus that will not go into the dormant stage because I won't slow down long enough for my body to heal. Things have to change now.
This week I am determined to reclaim my health. I want to have the energy to fully experience marriage and motherhood. I don't want to do it alone. I would love for you to do this with me. We both need encouragement and support. Please take a moment to comment below that you are on board too. Then come back tomorrow for our plan!