I completed week one of the My Fit Foods 21-day challenge, and it feels SO good! I lost four pounds in the first week....I gained clarity and sleep! Removing alcohol and caffeine from my diet has been a really good thing.
I think it's also powerful to eat fresh food...we're all so busy, and we're on the go - it's easy to grab fast food or processed food or food that just isn't good for us. We need a daily siesta so that we can shop for and prepare fresh foods. The beauty of My Fit Foods is that it's prepared daily, and it's totally fresh and delicious (and I don't have to do the work). Plus, it's so hard to cook just for one. It's quite different when cooking for a family. Being single has its challenges....but I'm not complaining. I loved coming home from work last night, grabbing a workout and a hot bath and getting to bed with no obstacles, no complaints and no resistance! I've come to realize how single I really am! Any noises or disruptions totally disrupt my sleep. A good friend of mine just had a baby girl, and I can only imagine her sleepless nights. I'm sure it's all worth it! But, for now, I'm grateful to have my quiet time and space.
I have two weeks to go on my fitness challenge. (At least this time around). I've realized fitness is a life-long quest. It's a journey not a destination - like all of life. I believe I will continue to build strength and health over the years. I think it only gets better. I look at my parents who are in great health - and my 84-year-old grandmother, who is all about town! Growing old doesn't have to be a bad thing. Those who seem to retain youth the most seem to have control over their habits, their bodies and their views of themselves. Confidence goes a long way....and it's up to each one of us to take care of ourselves. No one else can do it for us!