Sat. Sept. 19:
Today starts a new mission. The Whole Life Challenge. At first I wasn’t sure I had any desire to try this, but I liked the idea that for once I may have found something that inspires me to find a better frame of mind rather than just a new way of eating. That’s my biggest challenge. While, yes I could use to lose some of the extra weight and poor eating habits I fall into at times (like chocolate has been my best friend way too many times recently) but food has had control over me for too long. Funny part of that, my thought has been for some time now that when it comes to living with MS, diet was the one thing I could use to make my life better. Food was the one thing I had control over. IN a way this was true, but at the same time so incredibly wrong. Food has control over ME. Anyways, if I’m going to do this I figured I better be prepared! Solid grocery shop happened Friday, as well as my last piece of gum 😦 Just like Whole 30, I know the gum thing will be tough but I’ll get over it. Cooked a huge batch of Teriyaki zucchini noodle stir fry too! So easy and so good. And yes it’s legit 😉 none of the store-bought sauce, just a combo of sesame oil, rice vinegar, coconut aminos, ginger and garlic.
Day 1 in the books. The weekly lifestyle challenge is 10 minutes of meditation which I’m choosing to interpret the term loosely. Time spent wandering in the woods with my boy is all the meditation I need 😉 10 minutes spent stretching on the other hand was a bit of a challenge. Yuko was thrilled to see me laying on the floor! Any opportunity he attempted to climb in my lap, step on my hair, stick his tongue in my ear (NOT a fan!) LOL! But I made it through what seemed like a looooong 10 minutes anyway.
And I thought about gum all day…