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In my personal blog Pebbles or Pearls I write about things that I’ve tried in an effort to improve my, and my family’s health. It has been a roller coaster ride to say the least. Even when I find things that are beneficial, it’s often hard to incorporate until it becomes habit.
I spent 2016 stopping and starting good habits. I’ll drink 64 ounces of water one day and barely make 32 ounces a day for the rest of the week. I’ll make a face cleanser that works for me and when I run out of the ingredients I’ll go back to a store bought cleanser until I get around to purchasing everything I need to make it again. Let’s not even talk about exercising. Really let’s not talk about it.
Recently, I realized my struggle has been because I have an all or nothing mentality. I’m either doing it right or doing it wrong. I either have to be an all in health guru; or give me pizza and cheeseburgers and screw this health foolishness diehard. Having this mentality has made the journey to health difficult, because right now I’m neither. Today, I’ve decide to accept that and enjoy the journey. I’ll push myself without beating myself up.
In 2017, I’m going to focus on baby steps and think along the lines of bad, good, better, best. I’ll aim to land on the last three the majority of the time, but when I fall off I’ll brush myself off and get at it again. I’ve learned it’s easier to journey to health when you are enjoying and celebrating the ride instead of focusing on every bump you hit in the road.
To start I have re-thought my 2016. The fact is my son and I are drinking more water. We are using less chemically laden products and have increased our whole food intake. I pray for health and happiness for you and yours in the upcoming year and wish you all the best. More to come in 2017.