Life is a journey and so is becoming our best and healthiest self. I have always been drawn to optimal health although I didn’t always apply the success principles of a healthy lifestyle. Thinking back to my twenties and most of my thirties , it was about instant gratification and enjoying the pleasures of life most of the time. This included rich foods and less exercise. I dabbled in diets, and fitness programs and never stuck to any one thing. And we all know diets have a beginning and an end. They are not sustainable.. It is always challenging to make a lasting change.
It wasn’t until I partnered with USANA Health Sciences that i was immersed in the world of cellular nutrition and glycemic eating. I learned about the importance of treating our bodies with kindness and reducing inflammation whereby reducing the onset of disease..
Five years ago I was introduced to the 30 Day Whole Body Detox program and this is when I deepened my self-awareness around food. I noticed more how my food consumption was linked to my emotions. I also realized more than ever that we are what we eat. I always had the mindset that working out would give me the best results. As long as I did my cardio four times a week I could eat anything I wanted. In reality it is what we put into our mouths that gives us 80% of our results.
And so every year, I improve my health and take one more step towards better health . It has taken me a few years to finally understand that the number on the scale is not nearly as important as reducing inflammation in our bodies and being healthy. The scale would wreak havoc on my body image and my progress and so I finally threw my scale away and have not weighed myself since last summer. My clothes say it all.
My other big change has been to remove grains from my diet. I made that decision back in December of 2015. And now during this year’s 5th edition of the 30 Day Whole Body Detox I have cut out all caffeine. This is a big step for me towards better health !
I decided today to create a little skip in my step and photograph my progress and compare it to last year. It was well worth the effort to see how far I have come on this journey.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step !