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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sugar makes me sick

I'm reading the self-improvement book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Dr. Susan Jeffers (thanks Keli) and it is changing my life...just like it is suppose to! I'm loving it. It's full of educational tips and taking charge of your life advice that I have heard before in my lifetime, but with awesome exercises and activities to help you start NOW! I'm in love with Chapter 4 titled: Whether you want it or not...it's yours. It has 7 definitions of taking responsibility, I love them all, but #6 (Taking responsibility means figuring out what you want in life and acting on it) is awesome for us who are trying to change our bodies. It states, "Set your goals--then go out and work toward them. . .Check out your body. Determine what you need to do to create what looks and feels healthy . . . then make it happen." I love this advice. It's totally true. When we eat something that doesn't "fit" we can't feel guilty about our choice, that'll get us nowhere; instead, take responsibility for your decision made and next time choose one that you'll be happy with in the end.

I chose to eat a chocolate caramel pretzel pie when I was finished with my 30 day detox and it made me sick. I wasn't guilt-ridden by my choice to spoon it into my face, but after the fact I said to myself, no more. I don't want to feel sick when I was feeling so well!

Hope you all are feeling well! Love yourself!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pau Hana

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took on the 30 day feeling fit challenge in April and to those to are continuing to live that lifestyle and who are taking it on for the first time in May! It was a great change in my life and I am so proud of myself. I have always eaten tons of vegetables and lean proteins, but never have eliminated sugar, gluten and dairy from my diet. It was an awesome change. My skin was noticeably clearer and I felt amazing. No sugar or caffeine crashes, I always had a fizzy tab on hand when I needed a pick me up or started feeling hunger pangs. I loved the detox. I even managed to lose 4 pounds (definitely not trying because I'm pretty sure I ate my weight in the delicious protein bars!!) and most definitely cleaned out my insides! It was great.

I want to thank Keli for her amazing support and the camaraderie in the kitchen! We googled, and tested and baked and fell in love with the new ingredients we discovered!! It was so fun making April "fit" with you and Mike!

I will continue to post on here with healthy living tips and recipes and support for everyone! I love healthy living, blogging, and food!

Cheers to you