Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Taking Control

Yesterday we agreed to take better care of ourselves. You may be wondering how you're even supposed to do that. As women we put our wants and needs on the back burner and sometimes forget what it's even like to not. 

I have a list of things that I want you to begin this week. 

  • Drink enough water for your body. Take your weight, divide it in half. That's the number of ounces I want you to drink each day. This one step will make the biggest difference in your body. Your weight, your complexion, your digestion, your mental clarity will all benefit from this one simple thing. 
  • Remove the junk. No artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or additives. If you cannot pronounce it, you do not need to eat it. If God didn't make it, you don't ingest it. 
  • If you are already active, keep going! If you are not, I want you to take a 20 minute walk two times this week. This is a baby step and you can do it. We can work up for here!
  • Find an accountability person or share your success on social media. I know this can be so embarrassing, but it can also be the biggest reward. Most people in your life do actually want the best for you and will cheer you on. You need encouragement and support. I was terrified to actually post my weight loss progress on Facebook years ago, but the love and support I received was well worth the initial hesitation. You never know who you will inspire or what change your story will bring to someone else. 


That's it. Four things. Anyone can do that, right? I didn't ask you to enroll in a gym and workout six days a week. I didn't ask you to eliminate any food groups or spend massive amounts of money to live better. Your family won't do without anything but possibly artificial crap. I'm doing this with you and we are going to feel amazing together. 

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    1. Thank you! Are you participating with us this week as well?

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  2. I started Whole 30 on Monday thanks to you :) I had 15 lbs slowly creep up on me over the past year and just can't seem to shake it. Always eat pretty healthy & exercise so I am trying Whole 30 for that final push.

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    1. I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see how you feel in a few days. Please check back in with me!!!

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  3. I'm ready had my last mcd's sweet tea this morning. I need to up my water intake do great for a while then slack off. Ready to get more active now that its daylight longer at night. If I was a morning person I would go for a walk before kids got up.

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    1. In two weeks, you will be so disgusted by that sweet tea. I tried a sip of Ryan's a while back and it was just too sweet and syrupy. YUCK!

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    2. Haven't had any sweet tea which hasn't really bothered me. Did go outside with the kids several times to run and play with them figured dishes and laundry could wait.

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