The research I’ve done says that it’s worth it to try this sugar/gluten free path, even though I know it’s a difficult one because it’s outside of the mainstream of our American diet. I don’t even taste most of the food I eat because I just cram it down in a hurry or while I'm doing something else. Truthfully, that pizza and cake I’m grieving over missing is something I don’t stop to enjoy when I do eat it, so this gluten free thing won't bee so bad.
Well, I’ve done something radical (for me). I started my new eating plan on a Wednesday. I just decided enough was enough and I was ready to start. I normally wait for Sunday or Monday, but this time I decided I couldn't just put off my new life. I had to go. And if you're also a wait for Monday kind of girl, I really encourage you to just start right now. Not "tomorrow" or "next week" or "when the time is right". Right now, in whatever way you can.
Maybe that means you write a paragraph of your book, even though you don't know exactly where the story is going.
Maybe you'll spend 5 minutes researching trainings online for that skill you need, even though you don't know how you'll pay for it.
Maybe you'll choose to have a piece of fruit instead of a candy bar, even though you don't have healthier meals all planned out.
Maybe you’ll take two minutes for a breathing meditation, instead of waiting for a half hour of ‘free time’ that will never show up.
Maybe you'll dance while you cook dinner, because your favorite song is on and it just feels good to boogie, even though you aren't wearing work out clothes or proper shoes or- or- or ....
Whatever it is, take that baby step (or giant leap if you're feeling it) and your goal will be that much closer. The miracle is that you will feel so amazingly productive from starting RIGHT AWAY that you’ll get the motivation to do more and go further.
When I decided to start on Wednesday, it was Tuesday night. I actually started right then, because for dinner I had a Spinach & Blueberry smoothie that was jam-packed with nutrients and freshness. And Wednesday morning, when my friend brought in cinnamon rolls, I didn’t waiver. I could have said “Well, I haven’t really started, so I can have one and start tomorrow.” But I didn’t. I had a fruit snack and really enjoyed it. I savored the tartness of the grapes and the sweetness of the strawberries.
Most of all, I savored the beauty of choosing my own radiant health over the temporary sweetness of a pastry laden with sugar and artificial ingredients. Choose your own beautiful dream right now. In this moment, because this moment is the only one you’re guaranteed.
If you also have struggled with eating or with feeling unhealthy, Goddess Leonie’s Radiant Goddess E-course is starting next week as a group cycle or you can start it on your own right now. That is an affiliate link, because I truly adore her Goddess Circle and the magics you can access there and I believe we should all join the circle. I’m using the e-course as the basis for my own new eating plan, so let me know if you sign up and we can check in with each other for support!
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