I must confess, I had fallen off the health bandwagon for four or five days, but today I jumped back on! I had a big test to take this past Friday and I am not a good test taker. They make me SO nervous!! Like, so nervous, that I would sit down to study, open the book, stare at the first page for about 20-30 minutes and then get heart palpitations and close the book. I did this for several weeks before the test and then had to cram weeks of studying into one day. Because of my anxiety and procrastination, it is likely that I will be taking this test again, but I won’t know for a few weeks.
So, what does any of this have to do with my personal health challenge? Well, I was doing good, staying away from sweets and fried food, and exercising daily and then last week happened. Wednesday night I didn’t exercise because I was going to “study”. Thursday was cram session day, Friday was test day, and then the weekend hit. You get the picture. This is what happens to me every time I get in a good groove with being healthier. Life sidetracks me. It tosses me a curve ball and most of the time, I just give up for a few weeks, undo all my progress and have to start all over again, but not this time! It’s important to not let life sidetrack you if you are on a similar journey. I refused to let it get me down. Sunday afternoon, I re-stocked the fridge with fruits for protein shakes, veggies, Greek yogurt, chicken, and fish. I also decided I am going to kick the exercise up a notch this week and do a few morning sessions with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred along with my nightly walk/jog and exercises from my Facebook page that I check in with daily. (Thanks, Darla!!) I’m also tossing around the idea of signing myself up for the Charleston Bridge Run in the spring. I think having a goal to work towards, that’s not weight motivated, helps me. I did this several years ago after I had my second little monkey and was so proud of myself for accomplishing it (especially, since I was pregnant with my third little monkey by race time). Exercise is key, people!! I already feel stronger after just a few weeks of consistently exercising.
Also, I am starting my third week on Plexus. I chose to do the triplex, which helps cleanse your gut of bad yeast called candida. It is a probiotic, a cleanse pill and the Slim “pink drink”. I did have a tough time the first two weeks with bad headaches and stomach cramping. All of which is natural when you start a cleanse for candida. That bad yeast does not want to give up possession of your gut! Towards the end of last week, the symptoms started to go away and now I am not experiencing any of those symptoms. So, if you are out there struggling to get into a healthy groove, just do it! Don’t let setbacks, sideline you. (I’m giving this pep talk to myself along with hopefully encouraging someone else out there!) Even if all you do is start walking for 20 minutes, a few times a week or drink an extra glass of water or two, any little accomplishment, is still an accomplishment!! Little changes can lead to big changes!
Side Note: If you have ever thought about trying Plexus products, now is a great time. If you sign up between now and Friday to be an Ambassador, you can save half off the sign-up fee and the products are cheaper. Let me know if you are interested and I will be glad to get you more information.