If there’s one thing you CAN control in your life it’s YOU. You say what you want, do what you want and eat what you want. Every choice you make is your own and there’s always an outcome (good or bad). So when you find yourself complaining about something, whether it’s being in pain, feeling stressed, being overweight or not getting enough sleep, you are the only one who can fix and control it.
My advice? Take control of your life. Be serious and committed to your own happiness and you will find yourself smiling a lot more. And yes, happiness is a huge combination of how you feel about yourself, the relationships you’re in, your actions, attitudes and beliefs, your surroundings and your entire outlook on LIFE.
With that being said, I can’t believe my first Whole30 is almost over. I’m learning so much about myself and food. Learning, growing and challenging yourself really does prove the old saying that “you can do anything you set your mind to.” Imagine that, someone, somewhere was really right. Life is mind over matter. And if you want something bad enough you’ll go after it.
Conquering fear of change is a big factor in improving your life. If you’re afraid to do something and find yourself constantly saying, “I could never do that.” then you really need to push yourself harder. You have no idea what you’re actually capable of (mentally and physically) until you do it and succeed.
Okay, now we can talk about week 3!
The past 7 days have gone really well. I didn’t have any cravings for sweets and slept like a happy baby. I’ve been waking up without snoozing my alarm and feeling energized after breakfast and until lunch. I feel happier each day. I finally got “It Starts With Food” in the mail on Friday and I’m almost finished reading it. This book is wonderful and I highly recommend it.
This week I’ve been eating more eggs, veggies and fruit, tuna, baked sweet potatoes, the occasional Larabar and nuts. I finally found an approved sunflower seed butter so I ate that on an apple one day. I made chicken vindaloo on Monday.
I made several pumpkin blueberry smoothies.
I made a chicken veggie curry meal one night. It didn’t turn out the way I thought it would but it was still really tasty.
I also made pumpkin chili!
I made my meal plan the other night for the rest of my Whole30 and will be going to the grocery tomorrow. I will have links to all of my favorite recipes in my recipe index soon. (These things take time people 😉 ) Along with expanding on my Whole30 Tips and Paleo Favorites.