Nigel: In this week we’ve eaten better than we have our entire marriage.
me: what do you mean better?
Nigel: everything’s delicious!
Straight from my husband’s mouth, people. You could say Paleo was going well. We aren’t starting Whole30 right away and don’t know if we will. On second thought, I think we should since we are overhauling everything, right? What good is halfway? Regardless, we are still discussing that topic and researching.
I hadn’t been thrilled about starting a more Paleo diet until I had my cookbook, but since I’m still waiting, I’m glad we began imperfectly.
Because – chicken broccoli casserole, maple glazed salmon & italian chicken tenders. Yum. yum. yum. YUMMY.
I feel better. Sugar isn’t controlling my every move. I feel more awake and refreshed daily. (Note: working out and drinking Shakeology are also pieces to the puzzle )
And something my sister and I discussed last night: as humans, everything is emotional. Every thing. This is what separates us from computers. We feel. And how we feel is important, because how we feel affects our mood and our actions. And our mood and actions affect other humans and the environment around us. (Do you see where I’m going with this?) It’s impossible to shut off our feelers. Whether we express publicly or not, we are going to feel – something. Part of the reasoning behind the 2016 overhaul was to become better disciplined. Not let sugar take the lead in my brain, therefore feeling better, more alive, more clear. Usually this leads to more smiling, more positivity, more grace, more love to shower on others and to help them feel better. Such a wonderful cycle.
I hope you give yourself permission to feel fantastic. It will make the world a better place.
In sum: Emotions are everything. Sugar is not. Week one is delicious.