“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Sometimes in life it feels like we are swimming against the current. At times it feels like the distance between where we are and where we want to be is enormous; however, with enough focus and dedication anything is possible.
I do a lot of yoga but I am not as physically fit as I would like to be. I can stretch but I can’t do sit-ups. I can bend but I am not very good at bicep curls :frown:. I want to change that so I joined a boot camp with 3 friends last week to jump start my journey. Throughout the class I thought I struggled but I made it through. The next 3 days were the real struggle.
How I was feeling on Friday Morning
I woke up on Thursday/Friday/Saturday feeling like my body hated me I was absolutely stiff and sore from head to toe. I could barely walk and attempting to sit down was a silent agony. It made me question whether I wanted to continue the boot camp but I can’t I’m not in this alone, God is my biggest cheerleader and together we can do this.
In an effort to save money and reduce the toxins entering my body I started going “Freegan” yesterday. By freegan I mean that I am not purchasing any animal products unless they are free. I will not be dumpster diving or participating in any of the hi-jinx described here. Monday started as a glorious day full of bananas and a beautiful salad. By 3 pm my stomach was growling for protein. How do vegans stay full? (further research to come). After a late night at work my body maneuvered my car in autopilot to the nearest Chik-fil-A for a chicken strips meal. super unhealthy and super delicioso!
Freegan score 2/3 meals
These cows were freegans until they tasted chik-fil-a
Today I had a healthy breakfast of steel cut oats sprinkled with cinnamon and raisins. woohoo what a comeback! However at lunch was a presentation at work for an LGBT employee network group. I am an ally so I had to come out and support but there was also pizza. Lots of Pizza! my first foray into the free aspect begins muhahahaha. Because there were more pizza boxes than people in attendance I greedily swooped up 3 slices of greasy corporate pizza. And here I sit. Feeling greasy on the inside. I probably should be a bit more discerning about the free. Hopefully writing this out will cement the memory that cheap is rarely worth the cost.
A snapshot of the corporate pamphlet
I didn’t see the irony of this post until I reached the bottom. That is all.
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