30 Days to Healthy Living: Week 1

The only person who likes change is a baby with a dirty diaper. Change is hard and it’s uncomfortable and our comfort zone is where dreams go to die, so eventually, we make the decision to change so we can reach those dreams. And for some reason we think that it’s going to be easy, or “not that bad” and when it is “that bad” we quit and scurry back to our comfort zone. This week I decided to jump into change, I would say I’m a pretty fit person, but where I struggle is my diet. In High School I was a competition dancer, so I ate like garbage but still looked in shape, in college I decided eating unhealthy things, but barely getting enough calories was the best way to go. I thought that I could out exercise a bad diet and become the person I wanted to be, but it just wasn’t true.

My husband decided to change his diet and exercise in January, and he stuck with it…even though I sat next to him eating whatever I wanted because I am the worst wife ever! But I thought: I don’t need to change my diet that drastically, I only need to lose a few pounds. Well now my husband is down 30lbs (congratulations babe!) and I am exactly where I was in January, unhappy, unhealthy and unwilling to change. Well, not anymore! I can honestly say that I have kept with my 30-day program for 4 days! (wow that sounded so much more impressive in my head) But, for me that is impressive! I could have cheated at any time, no one was watching me. BUT, I made a commitment and I finally started the change, and now I excited to see the results at the end of the 30 days!

I’m going to give you a little lowdown on how my first four days, but don’t expect rainbows and unicorns. Change is hard, anything worth having comes with a challenge and this is no different. Luckily I have a whole group of people doing it with me and it’s keeping me inspired! So far the program has been going well, the shakes and supplements from the program have kept me full and I almost have too much food. Day two was when the struggle became real, I was craving extra cheesy pizza (still am) and developed a keto rash on my torso. My husband and I prefer a Ketogenic diet which is high fat, medium protein and very low carbs (I can write a blog more specific but that’s the gist of it) we feel great on the plan, but as I said earlier, in my old lifestyle I ate what I wanted. This means I wasn’t constant and strict with my keto diet. When I dropped my carbs and raised everything else it shocked my body a little. ANYWAY, I feel good, the first two days were the roughest due to the shock in my body, but now I have great energy and I don’t feel bloated and sluggish. And surprisingly I’m not craving sweets. I have a HUGE sweet tooth, but the Arbonne chocolate protein shakes are so sweet and don’t have a chalky aftertaste so it just tastes like chocolate milk! I’m starting to experiment in the kitchen which is new for me, and I’m excited to see where this adventure in the kitchen takes me. I’ll be weighing in on Monday, so stay tuned and have a great weekend! To all you fathers out there, have an amazing day celebrating you, you deserve it!

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