Friday, on what felt like my millionth exhausted late-day nap (6 pm nap anyone?), it hit me like a ton of bricks, I haven't been taking care of myself. I have been dealing with the people around me and their activities and busy schedules; fractured limbs, parties, recitals, more recitals; that I took a backseat to my number one wealth, health. Noticing that I have been slipping into my own former bad habits, I have decided to take on a 6 week challenge.
Why 6 weeks? Well 6 weeks is long enough to make some changes to me mentally and physically but short enough to keep me interested. I have decide to post this challenge online to 1. keep me accountable and 2. to help other people out of their fog.
Will it be easy? Hell no! There is nothing easy about a complete overhaul of ones diet routines, especially when they have waivered so far. It's like quitting something that you have been addicted to for years (i.e. smoking) and starting anew.
So what is my plan? It's simple, back to basics. Notice I said simple not easy. I made up my new meal plan for the next 6 weeks. I intend to cycle between 2 meal plans per week, to make it simple for me. My plan is to make shopping easy and to only pick up a handful of items instead of a cart full of groceries. My exercise plan will support my meal plan, which means 3-4 days strength or circuit days in an hour max. And plenty of rest and fresh water. That last bit, the rest, will probably be the most challenging part of my day. Relaxing and taking it in stride, stressing less is probably the hardest part I ever have, which is why I slip into bad habits to begin with. With that I am enlisting my trusted partner to keep me in a zen state of mind; as he knows how to do this best.
So for the next 6 weeks I will be embarking on an very personal, internal/ external journey, vulnerably opening myself up to you, on a quest to bring back my abundant energy and be able to again serve my family, but more importantly myself, with a clear fog-free mind.
Follow me as I write about my success, hardships and triumphs for the next 6 weeks.
Live from the Inside out,