Day 28 of 40: Diet & Nutrition {Nailing it… Finally!}

Today is Day 28 of 40.

What if we did this for today?  But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body.  Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me…  but what if it got kind of specific…  and…  what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too?  Because I did!  So I looked it up for us!)

create:  (verb)  cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating.  I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking….  I am just one talented woman.  You too?  {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

  1. Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible. 
  2. Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
  3. Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.

For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry….  {Anyone else do that too?!}

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Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 28 of 40.

I don’t have much to say other than today was much better than yesterday.  In fact, I feel like this can be possible.  You know, to get my strength back physically.  It was the second day for me with a new plan (new workout and new eating plan)…  It’s working.  I am starting to believe that this new shift in direction is a blessing from God.  It’s not easy but it’s a blessing.

1. {Spirit}

I went to bed last night at 9:30 p.m.  The reason I’m telling you that is because it is my greatest goal to get up before any of the kids are awake and spend some quality time with God.  It’s my favorite time of the day but I need so much sleep right now.  Therefore, I went to bed at 9:30 (I didn’t fall asleep until about 10:00 pm though) and I was able to get about 7 1/2 hours of sleep before needing to feed Benjamin.  That’s a big win!

Therefore, this morning I chatted with God and read my Bible.  Deeeelightful!!!

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}

I felt so much better about life today.  I enjoyed time with the girls.  Lots of giggles.  Lots of fun moments.  I felt like there was space in my day today to breathe.  That said, there were still moments of struggle for me in the internal battles I fight in my mind but I’m learning to fight them and not let those patterns go on any longer.  Vague.  I know.  But if I told you what went on in my mind you’d probably be really confused.  Ha!  So I’ll just leave it with the fact that there are mental patterns we have in our mind that might suck the life right out of us.  You get that way too?!  So I’m learning to battle them with His Word and His way.  Jesus wins every time so I’ll go with Him.

Another big win for today??!  I actually did the dishes!  And I started the laundry!  WOW-Wow-WOW…  I know!  I felt a little successful today.  Like I was only 2 steps behind of life instead of 7!  Big win! 🙂

3. {Body}

Workout-I went to the gym this morning with just Benjamin (who fell asleep in the Kids Club worker’s arms….cue the sweet precious music….)  He is so darn precious!!!  I worked out my shoulders and my abs…. And, I about died on the Stair Stepper while doing HIIT.  Like….  I think I saw my life flash before my eyes.  INSANE 15 minutes of HIIT but moving forward in the right direction, right?!  Onward. 😉

Meal 1

Meal 2

Meal 3

I ate this one cold because it was to-go!  I ran inside the house, grabbed the food and a fork, then ran back outside to go pick up our daughter from school.  Whew!  That is why meal prepping works wonders for me!

Meal 4

I actually forgot to take a picture of the Quest bar I ate today.  It was a yummy cheesecake flavor.  Yes, I know that it’s not exactly the “cleanest” foods but seriously, it keeps me sane and everything else I consume is clean (one-ingredient) foods. 🙂

Meal 5

Meal 6

I ate this along with 1 scoop of FiberDX.  Not exactly that tasty but it’s a workin’!

Water – 1 & 1 /4 gallons of water

Supplements – Prenatal (just because I’m nursing still) multi, Folic Acid/B-12, Prenatal DHA, prenatal Probiotics, and 2,000 of D-3.

I would love to tell you that fat is MELTING off my body but well…I can’t tell that anything is working.  In fact, I’m going to have to be on this path for about a good 4 weeks before I will even notice the slightest of changes.  And due to the fact that I want to have a healthy mind in all of this, I didn’t weight myself nor measure myself when starting.

My goal is to be able to FEEL amazing and FIT in my pants!!!  And it would be nice not to look 6 months pregnant anymore.  Ha!  This works, I can tell.  I just won’t be able to see anything for awhile.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?!  So here’s to the beautiful 40 day journey back to strength. 🙂

How are you doing?!  Have you stopped and started about 5 times like I have?!  Great!  That’s why we’re friends!  Wink Wink

Onward in love!

Jamye

 

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