Tuesday was the first day of third grade for Allie. It was also the first day of my commitment to clean eating, being healthy and getting in shape. We embarked on a mission in this house to living clean. For us, that entails eliminating all the processed foods, including flour and sugar. We are eating only vegan foods, with the exception of very few things, such as eggs. It’s a 6 week challenge and 6 weeks seems like a long time right now!
Yesterday was day two. I had a headache and felt a bit sluggish. I am assuming that this is all the process of detox. I muddled through the day and I made it, but man! This might be a tough road ahead of me. It’s all part of the process. This, I know!
I got on the treadmill for the first time in nearly a month. With our fabulous vacation behind us, I’ve struggled to get back on track. I have been using my FitBit Zip to motivate me to get 10,000 steps a day, nevertheless, I have fallen short many a time. I was excited that I did get to 10,000 steps yesterday.
I am really out of shape now. I have been trying to get back to running, yet I am struggling. I am barely able to get through 3/4 mile without stopping. I have a lot of work ahead of me to get back to where I want to be. I have goals of finishing a few half marathons next year. I want to do one this fall. That means that there is a lot of work to do!
I am doing this challenge with a couple of friends. We are keeping each other on track and it is so much fun! It helps to have someone to try to get healthy with, even if it is a virtual accountability. We have plans of going to Vegas the end of October—the three of us couples. We’re pushing each other to stay committed and I am so glad to have that motivation.
This morning at 4:30 a.m., I got up and ran for 50 minutes on the treadmill. I am never up before 7 and never before 9 if I don’t have to. When I say, “RAN,” I really mean that I did intervals. Running for 2 minutes, walking for 2 minutes. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. It felt wonderful to get up and get my exercise in before the kid and husband were up. I had the morning all to myself.
It’s amazing to see how grown up she is. She has grown into such a nice little lady. She is such a good little girl! It’s crazy to think that my little baby is in the third grade. She makes me laugh. She is my heart. I love her so much!