My daughter and I (along with our very reluctant husbands) are starting a new adventure on Monday. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I have mixed emotions.
Here’s one of the reasons I’m starting this new adventure. I get a lot of emails from you all with questions like, “What do you do to stay in shape?” “Do you diet, exercise, etc.”
And I always avoid the question like the plague! Why? 1. Because I’m not really “in shape” 2. Because I don’t do a lot.
Wayne and I have recently purchased some essential oils (more about that at another time). We’re both concerned about aging and how we feel. We can already tell we feel different in our 40s vs. how we felt in our 30s. I believe part of it is due to our diet.
So, I’ve decided to try “clean eating”. You may be asking, what’s that? Some of you may already be doing this, but basically clean eating is about eating foods in their most natural state.
This means avoiding processed foods, foods with loads of preservatives, foods with lots of added sugar, and foods with high levels of bad fats.
Clean eating is not a diet, but I’m hoping by cutting out sugar my husband and I might lose a few pounds. Mainly I’m concerned about us staying healthy as we age. I’m concerned because so many in my family have died from cancer. It may or may not been related to processed food but I do worry that it was a factor.
I also believe my body is a temple (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and God wants me to take care of it to the best of my ability.
This weekend, I’m cleaning out my pantry and on Sunday after church Courtney and I are headed to Trader Joe’s to re-stock our shelves with healthier alternatives.
I’m going to tell you this is going to be HARD. I’m going to give myself grace because I know I’ll mess up at times. But we have to start somewhere and I’m hoping by telling you all, it might keep me more accountable!
I’ll keep you posted as we begin our journey on Sunday. I’m sure I’ll post a lot on Instagram. I’m cyndispivey on Instagram if you want to follow along. I’m also hoping to post some clean eating recipes on Pinterest. You can follow me here.
Would you like to join me on this journey? Leave me a comment and let me know! If you’re already “clean eating” I’d also love to hear from you too!
Have a blessed day!
Linking to: Imparting Grace