Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Just Two Weeks

2 1/2 pounds gained. Days with moods in the gutter. Pain and inflammation in all of my joints. Bloating that made my newly sized-down pants (from 24 to 22) feel tight. A returning pain in my knees when going down stairs. Prolonged/irregular menstrual cycle. Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning. The overall feeling of being heavy and in poor health.

It took only two weeks, from April 10th - April 21st. Two weeks of eating poorly and not drinking nearly enough water each day. That's what caused all of those ailments to come back.

What I eat matters. It directly effects my health in the short term and long term. This is why I have started my new 30 by 30 challenge. I want to get rid of all of those ailments listed above. I want to eat better to feel better. I am ready to start working toward a solid goal again -- a new goal to lose 30 pounds before I turn 30 in February.

Rant to self: no more excuses. If I eat fresh, healthy food, I will feel fresh and healthy. If I eat over-processed, heavy foods, I will feel it. I will feel it in my joints; I will feel it in my mood; I will feel it in my the way my pants fit. I need to make better choices to feel better. I need to continue on my path of losing weight. The time between now and my 30th birthday will pass regardless, so I might as well make the time count. I want to feel good every day. I want to regain a better balance.



Right now, I am motivated. I know that motivation doesn't last forever but, it's a good push-start in the right direction. I believe that joining my new challenge is just the push-start I need to get back on track.

For more information on my 30 by 30 challenge, you can read here: 30 by 30.

Yesterday was my first day in my new challenge. I swear I already feel a little better just from getting all of my 120 ounces of water in and stuffing my dinner plate full of fresh vegetables. It's the little things that add up and make a big difference.


Speaking of the little things, Piper and I spent a little time yesterday morning at our local park. We made sure to stop and smell the flowers, in between running up and down the "big hill", of course. Conquering big hills is definitely one of Piper's favorite things to do.



She's a pretty cool kid, if you ask me. God blessed me so much when he chose me to be her mama. Even while I was feeling a little down toward the end of last week, this girl always light my life right back up. There's no way I can feel down for long when I have that bundle of joy by my side.