Monday, June 15, 2009

The Fat Flush Plan

I've been very lazy as of late. You might say that in a way I let myself go. I'm not technically overweight. My BMI is under 25 and I'm right within the "healthy weight guidlines" for my height (just barely). I say I've let myself go because I threw all my nutrition rules out the window and totally quit working out. For a while my husband was a reasonable excuse. When I was trying to eat healthy he wasn't, and since I have a MAJOR sweet tooth I would always give in to the his desires for treats. Then something changed. He started working really really hard and being very diligent about eating healthy and working out. What did I do? I kept buying treats and eating them when he wasn't around. He just lost 10 lbs. He's totally inspired me!

In the past week I've really taken a step back and taken some time to evaluate what I want out of life and what kind of life I want to provide for my kids. They deserve a healthy, active mom that has the energy to get outside and play with them for hours. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to look really good in a nice pair of jeans. I haven't gone swimming in years because I can't bear the thought of putting on a swimming suit.

My other desire for getting healthy is because I have a few auto-immune diseases that I would like to treat naturally. I did a lot of research this last week and I think I will see major improvement if I clean out my liver. My whole life I've eaten tons of junk food and processed foods. I've been feeling the effects of that for the past couple years and I don't like what I see/feel.

This whole process has taken a lot more soul searching than you might think. I have emotional ties to food. But, the change happens now!!

I read this book and I've already started the program. I feel great and I'm excited to see how I'll feel in two weeks when I've finished the first phase!


Emmy said...

You can do it! I know I need to eat better myself. I am an emotional eater and just love treats too much.
Thanks for the inspiration to get going again.

Heather said...

Good for you! You can do it! You inspired me with the line about having energy to play with your kids. I get winded when I walk up a small set of stairs. I don't think I look out of shape but I feel it! I need to exercise and eat better. Thank you for this post!

Jess said...

Thanks for the encouragement girls. I feel amazing today. And, I lost 2 lbs. in one day. I think that would make any lady feel better!!