Do you ever find yourself doing or thinking something that you know doesn’t serve you?
You KNOW it’s not good for you and that it will ultimately leave you feeling less than your best when it’s all said and done?
Well, that has been me–Karen–recently.
I have been struggling with my energy levels and my overall well-being this month.
It started on my 50th birthday (Feb 7th) when I woke up with what I thought was pink eye. Turns out, it was a virus.
I was so mad that I was sick because I had just finished a round of Whole30 in January, and I felt like I should be feeling on top of the world.
But I didn’t, and I still don’t.
But here is the “thing” I did that I know I shouldn’t have done: I started eating all the junk food.
And once I started, I just couldn’t bring myself to stop.
I ate Oreos and ice cream and chips and fast food and, well, you get the idea.
I was just so frustrated with all the things (because teaching and growing a business during a pandemic is still super hard, and raising college-aged daughters is also super hard in general let alone during a pandemic, and embracing a new decade when I really loved the previous decade…also super hard) that I just threw in the towel.
But none of that made me feel any better.
None of that took away the stress or gave me back my energy.
None of that made feel super healthy or in control of anything.
None of that added one positive moment to my life–well, maybe a moment here and there as I sure do love me some Oreos!
And I knew eating (and drinking) all of that wouldn’t be beneficial, but I did it anyway.
And because I was sliding down a slippery slope, I also stopped doing things that were good for me–like working out. Like making healthy dinners. Like meal prepping or even grocery shopping. Like meditating and journaling.
Because that’s the thing about slippery slopes–they pick up momentum as they go. You start with one bad habit and pick up more along the way.
So this week, despite the fatigue and the doldrums (thank you rain and first dose of COVID vaccine), I am making a concerted effort to do the things that I KNOW are good for me–like making my meal plan, ordering our groceries, and feeding my body the food I KNOW will heal me from the inside out.
I think this is what it means to give ourselves grace–to recognize the habits and the actions that don’t serve our highest good, to NOT beat ourselves up for them, and then to take more positive, rewarding actions.
If you need some help with your slippery slope or if you are ready to make different choices too, why not give us a try this week?
You can see all the made-from-scratch-no-preservatives-added-mainly-Paleo/Whole30- delicious meals we have on the menu this week HERE–>PREPPED GIRL
We will make eating the good-for-you-stuff EASY!