Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Moment of Reflection: Gratitude is the new Attitude

Today: Tuesday February 25

Word of the day: "Gratitude is the new attitude"

I am grateful for the body that I have been blessed with. I am responsible for treating my body in the best way possible, but I am guilty of not doing my best always.

However, I am grateful that I still have the chance to make things right and its never too late to make a start.

Today five (5) days before I start the 90 day challenge and I am doing a lot of reflection. I am thinking about the things that I am cutting out of my diet and replacing them with more healthy choices.

This is something about myself; I have not been the fat kid in school or overweight adult until five years ago when I joined "Corporate America" and sit on my "butt" for over 11- 12 hours per day and then do it all over again, day after day. Over the years, I think I gained about 10lbs a year until about one year ago when I decided that I need to kick this weight off.

I did one month of juicing/smoothie and raw food and I dropped about 10 lbs and then dropped another 6 lbs. along the way. However things changed in August when my mom got sick and my focus shifted to her and never changed until about a month or so when I said "enough is enough." Also, the good news is that mom is doing better now and I am ready to pick myself up again.

So I have decided to challenge myself instead of just saying am going to just lose weight. I do better with a routine and accountability is a big thing for me. Therefore, being accountable to you my loyal readers and followers who read this blog is enough motivation for me to succeed. Applause!

I need your support and I am available to offer support to anyone who is interested in joining in on my journey. I want you to remember "The race is not for the swiftest, but for those that endure to the end." (The end is forever). So with that said, clean eating, raw eating, juicing, etc. should be a journey to the end, not just for a little while and stop.

Removing from my diet .....

I must say that I was thinking about the food that I will miss the most, but to be honest I don't have any particular food that I eat every day and if I don't eat it I will "lose my mind."

One good thing I can say about myself is that I am NOT a "carboholic", so I am save by grace, so I will not miss, bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. My main weakness is banana chips and the occasional Popeye's chicken.

My greatest challenge is potion size, so this will be my chance to really take control of this and not overdo during this 90 day challenge.

I think that our differences make us who we are and for that reason I don't believe that "one size" fit all (meaning that the same approach will work for everyone). However, don't hesitate to challenge yourself and learn who you are and educate yourself to create a better YOU!

Thanks for reading and leave comment, suggestions or questions.

Note: I am not a fitness expert; I am just a person trying to live a healthier life by eating more fruits and vegetables and recording my experience.

I encourage everyone to check your allergies to specific food and consult with your physician before starting any exercise journey.

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