Fit In My 40s - Barefoot, Not Pregnant And In The Kitchen
To follow up from last time, I started purposely oiling to change my thought patterns about soda and it's been very helpful. When I am struggling with craving Dr. Pepper, I get out my Oola Fitness oil, smell it, apply it and say out loud, "I am fit, healthy, disciplined and strong!" Then I go a step further and remind myself how bad sugar is for inflammation, how bad caramel coloring is and how bad all the rest of the stuff they probably put in there. To be honest, I've purposely not done a lot of research on Dr. Pepper because I've chosen to be in denial. It's true.
But I feel like there's an elephant in the room. That might be because I planned on starting this journey with weights in my hands and a good beat playing in my ear. But you might have noticed that I have said absolutely NOTHING about exercising yet.
I came to a conclusion; I'm more likely to succeed if I get proper nourishment.
Now don't get me wrong, each morning I ingest a LARGE number of Young Living Supplements. I believe they are the only things that have sustained me through my terrible lack of nutrition as of late.
Curious as to what I take?
Life 9 (so excited for this new formula)
A capsule of Orange EO
A capsule of Rehemogen
A couple capsules of Mineral Essence
And of course 4-6 oz NingXia Red
See, I should be extremely healthy with all of the powerhouse nutrition I'm getting in supplement form but I believe that without good, healthy, actual food, these supplements can only go so far. It's like starting a race from a few hundred feet behind the starting line…not super effective.
All week I've been working hard at eating well. Almost 4 years ago I was introduced to an eating program that I love! It has truly given me food freedom! However, it is time consuming and I've been making excuses for a long time now that I don't have the time.
Have you noticed that making excuses is a talent of mine?
Yup....I'm working on it.
One of my greatest downfalls has been not being prepared and then I'm starving! Now I don't know about you but when I'm starving, I make really poor choices.
I'll tell you a secret if you promise not to tell my kids, okay? One day I was going about my life, busy as can be and I hadn't eaten. Next thing I know I'm shaky, a sure sign that my blood sugar has plummeted. I was absolutely ravenous by this point.
We keep an extra refrigerator in our room because let's face it; in a family of 9, one refrigerator just isn't enough. We also live in a house the size of a shoebox but the master bedroom is large. Where would one put an extra appliance, in the bedroom of course! Plus it's really handy if my husband needs a late night snack (another thing to keep just between us).
Anyway, back to my ravenous, blood sugar depleted state. For some reason, at that moment, I remembered that there was a bottle of caramel ice cream topping somewhere in that refrigerator from some recent birthday celebration. Score! I snuck in my room, found that bottle and squirted that caramel directly into my mouth. I'm not going to lie; it was heavenly!
As my body was working hard to overcome the shock of the amount of sugar I had just ingested, my right mind started to return. I couldn't believe I had just done that. You guys, this wasn't a cute little squirt! It was a lot! I can't tell you how much because obviously when something goes from bottle directly to mouth, serving size just no longer matters but it's quite possible my cheeks bulged!
All this to say, for me, preparation is paramount to success when it comes to eating.
So I've spent the better part of the week in the kitchen and you know what? That's okay.
Until Next Time, May You Be Abundantly Blessed,