I have been having trouble with my energy levels lately, and have generally just been feeling kind of blah. Yes, I am super busy with the kids but I’ve noticed it has been so much more than that-and, I know why.
All of the junk I’ve been eating lately has really had a negative impact on my energy levels, and overall feelings of well-being-and my waistline, go figure. I touched on this a few posts ago, and have made some minor adjustments-like cutting out sodas-but, I think I need to be more aggressive if I want to see and feel some results.
That being said, today I am going to give this sugar and caffeine detox thing a try. No sugar period, including artificial sweeteners. I am only going to drink water, and unsweetened decaffeinated coffee and teas. I am feeling really good about this. I remember how great I felt after my first child was born and I completed the same detox. I want to feel like that again and I know what I have to do!
I’ve also stocked up on some healthy snacks and meal options including:
-whole wheat bread
-whole wheat tortillas
I am terrible about skipping meals and just snacking on random junk throughout the day. I am determined to make myself eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with healthy snacks in between. Determined.
Also, don’t make fun of me- but I am start-well truthfully re-starting Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD today. The last time I think I barely completed 2 days. I want to be healthy though-for me and for my family. I am a little shy but I am considering posting a before pic along with this post to help me stay motivated and accountable. We’ll see by the time I finish this post lol.
Honestly I am kind of excited about this. I know I can do it, I’ve just never really put the effort in before. I know the kids will definitely enjoy this journey too-they find watching me jump around and do all of the exercises on the DVD hilarious. Hey, if they are happy, I am happy!
Oh wow. I’ve never been brave enough to take a picture like that. I won’t even let my husband take pics at the beach! That’s over now. I am going to own my mom bod. And just focus on creating a healthy lifestyle and however that effects my body-we call see! Positive and happy all the way!