Week 11 - Healthier Me Challenge
Greetings To All,
For the rest of this year, I'll be writing weekly posts, of my Healthier Me Challenge!
In each of the posts, I'll be sharing a variety of things: my weekly goals; new recipes; excerpts from books I'm reading; and a few mental obstacles that I'm fighting, to name a few. My hope, is that as I share my journey, I will encourage, inspire and motivate others to reach their Best Self!!!
Instead of focusing on words like "can't", "don't" and "bad", I decided to make some changes. So, each week, I'll adopt a healthier habit, and eliminate an unhealthy habit. It can be anything! The only rule is to adopt AND eliminate!
Healthy Habit to Adopt: Vegetarian diet
Unhealthy Habit to Eliminate: lack of exercising
Vegetarianism here I come!!!
I love vegetables...I love fruit...I love meat...basically, I just love food!!!
Now, I have no intention of becoming a vegetarian for life, but I do find that I have a lot more energy when I adopt this particular diet. What I noticed for me is that meat in itself is not bad, but I find that a lot of times, the things that I like to eat with meat tend to be too high in carbs, sugar or salt. I'm not really sure for how long I'll be doing this, but at least until the end of April, possibly May. In the near future, I'll incorporate vegetarian meals on a regular basis each month.
I did a fruit and vegetable fast once for 40 days - strictly fruits and vegetables - so a vegetarian diet for a month or so is more than doable. I also feel as if my body is craving it as well. The timing couldn't be more perfect: one of my housemates has adopted a vegan lifestyle for several months now, so this has introduced me to a wide range of new, interesting and tasty recipes.
Contrary to what many people believe, vegetarianism is not dull - it's all in the seasoning!!!
Despite not exercising as much as I should have or slipped into some unhealthy habits the last few weeks, I only gained 1.4 pounds! I was both shocked and happy that I didn't gain back all the weight I had lost.
I'm looking forward to getting my body in motion again (yes, I'll continue with Yoga) and writing in my journal daily.
What I'm most thankful for is the way GOD has designed our bodies; that when we adopt healthier habits, it responds!
Strive to Thrive,