This last winter I was sick. While traveling to see family in Minnesota, I grew more and more sick. I thought it was a sinus infection, then maybe bronchitis, maybe my asthma was acting up… After SIX visits to as many different doctors in both Minnesota and Washington I was diagnosed with pneumonia. I was sick from mid-December until the beginning of February. After that I knew I had to make my health a priority. I have such an active family. My boys are healthy and have soooo much energy. My husband loves to climb mountains and hike. I have let myself go in many ways.
I was an athlete in high school, working out ten times a week with the swim team. In college and the beginning of our married life I was a fire fighter. The year after having Reed I worked out many times a week and really enjoyed running on the treadmill. But since moving to Seattle, I haven’t made it a priority and have gained a ton of weight.
So 2015 is my year to get back to healthy! I set some big goals in 2015. I wanted to grow my business, make our new house more of a home, grow in my faith, become a better mother and wife, and get healthier. One step toward health was to lose five pounds a month. It’s big, but doable and necessary at my current size.
My doctor suggested that I try a hormone reset diet. It involved systematically eliminating certain foods in a certain order. The whole diet lasts 21 days. It took planning and thinking ahead. I needed to make sure that I knew what I was eating the next day. It also included supplements being taken at different times of the day. This basket has the collection of supplements needed for this diet. Each night I would portion out the pills and put them in my cute mug. I typed up a little spreadsheet so I could check things off as I took them. I also have my tub of protein powder!
Between my doctor’s guidance, healthy food, lots of water and my supplements, I lost ten pounds in the first 21 days of my reset! It felt great! I was so proud of myself 🙂 I took a month off of the reset and I’m ready to begin again. I’m hoping that I can lose another ten, maybe even 15 this round! In addition to the healthy habits I was forming in the first round, I’m going to include more physical activity. I’m challenging myself to be more active. I love my FitBit and will be keeping up with my 10,000 steps a day with 30 minutes of “very active” time. I’m also adding HIIT and yoga to my schedule. To help keep my on track, I’ve added them to my Google Calendar.
So I have made the decision and posted my goals on my mirror where I can see them everyday! I have my doctor’s guidance and supervision. I have healthy food and supplements and the support of my wonderful family. Lastly, I have found an accountability buddy. My friend is doing a 30 day Eat Clean challenge. She and I text each evening to check in. We give each other encouragement and support. Finally, I have you, dear readers. I’m making this goal “Internet Official.” I know that I can lose this weight and become healthier again. Stay tuned for success updates!