Any readers still reading this blog?
Yes, I have been absent and yes I have been avoiding my blog.
Some quick things that have gone on lately:
1. My oldest turned 21! (Amazing since I don't seem to have aged! lol)
2. My daughter won state champs in her marching band!
3. Brent and I celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary! (See what cool thing I did - I pinned it here)
Okay, Keeping it REAL.
I have had same huge ups and downs in my life since moving here to Utah two years ago. Slowly, I've let my own health slip down in priority as the challenges have crept in. My knee injury has set me back from basketball and running. As I've missed out on those fun things, I've also slipped into some old negative thinking, and slowly packed on some weight. Grrr.
Here's a clue that my body has been growing. After driving errands and shopping one day, I got home to realize I had a little tear in my pants... like a gaping rip tear. Dang!
How did I not notice this? How did someone not tell me? Maybe they thought it was a fashion statement. Maybe I'm glad no one told me, actually. And I did get a big laugh from this, um... I'm realizing that although I've made several attempts to jump back into a healthier eating and exercising regime with some success, overall I'm finding it difficult to keep it consistent.
So, the hubs and I have decided that 2014 is our year again!
Our year to get back our health
(before it gets away from us),
and to get back our
our ZEST FOR LIFE,
and our MOJO.
It is now our biggest priority again!
I'm so grateful for the success that we've already had, and knowing that IT CAN HAPPEN. Believing it's possible is really half the battle. It's about wanting it bad enough. It's about focusing on the GOAL and not the reasons or excuses.
To jump start us, we are going on a minimum 10-day Juicing fast (or feast as some call it). This will help clean out our bodies of toxins and help re-set our cravings.
We got inspired by this video "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" a documentary by Joe Cross. Have you seen this?
I've also been concerned about our cancer risks. My neighbor friend just passed away after a hard battle with cancer. Also my dad died of lymphoma cancer at age 64, and his mom died from breast cancer. My own sister is a breast cancer survivor.
I know that the way we eat can put us at more risk for getting cancer. What we eat affects our moods, our health, our looks, and our ability to think and focus.
I watched this video about cancer which I found very interesting - they do try to have you buy an info kit, but just watching the video is very enlightening. It comes down to what we eat and several foods contribute to cancer and several foods help prevent cancer. Why don't our doctors focus on what we eat? Why do they always go to prescribing meds? Okay, that's another topic!!
I got a juicer for Christmas!
So, after our 10-day (or longer) jump start juicing jamboree, we plan on continuing on with organic fresh/raw veggies and fruit, smaller portion meals, and adding in some Medifast meals as well. We still love the Medifast products and the 5:1 Take Shape For Life weight loss system that has saved our lives already.
Who's with me for big changes in 2014?
What are your plans and goals?
I want to go ROCK CLIMBING again, I want to get my knee healed and enjoy BASKETBALL again. And I want to NOT have my pants rip again. lol
Here's my motto:
For things to change, I must change.
For things to get better, I must get better!!