Becoming a healthy and fit person is a journey, and it is not an easy journey by any means! The dedication it requires mentally, physically, and emotionally is very real! I have been on my journey for the past 9 months, from the moment I was cleared by the doctors to start working out. I have mentioned in previous post how this summer was a huge setback for me after the passing of my father. The unfortunate truth of a journey is that so many things happen unexpectedly in life that can derail you whether it’s for a day or a month. The hardest part about a setback is not letting it get the best of you and ruin your progress. Since I already did that this summer, I refuse to let it happen again!
After finishing school to be a Certified Nutritional Therapist, I started this blog as an extension of the business I am going to launch in 2016. I knew it would be hard work, after all nothing worth having ever comes easy. However, lately I feel like the universe is trying to derail me constantly. We have all been there, you get your goal in sight, you start making progress, and all the obstacles start flying at you!
Last week was the joyous setback of food poisoning!!! First of all, the last time I had food poisoning was over a decade ago and I completely forgot the havoc it does to your body. Let me start with saying it was 100% my fault, even though the food that made me sick was not made by me. I was out last week having my typical hectic day….home school schedule in the morning, followed by a home school field trip, and then taking my little ones to go get haircuts afterwards(just to name 20% of my list that day). I was very prepared for my children to be out and about all day, but made that big “mommy mistake” of forgetting about the fact that I needed to eat. You will hear me say this a lot and it’s very true, somehow I constantly forget to feed myself! Anyway, I decided to grab a fajita. I thought it would not be too horrible, at least I was getting some protein in. Well, boy did I pay for that!!! First time I ate fast food in 2 months and I was reminded of why!! Selfishly, I was happy that my husband also got it because we got to be miserable in bed together, while my wonderful mother took care of our children. Sometimes our lives get so busy that even sick quality time is still great quality time. Continue reading