I’m on a healthy lifestyle journey. The foundation of it all is my “WHY.” We all need a WHY that is bigger than our WHY BOTHER? My “why” is that God has given my a purpose with my life and I can’t fulfill it unless I am healthy. I need to keep up with the 8+ children God is filling our lives with. I want to be able to laugh, play, run, hike, climb, and grow old with them. I want to be young and full of vitality, even when I’m in my 60s and 70s just like my grandmother was, so that my husband and I can travel and serve and enjoy this beautiful world together.
No one can walk the journey of health for us; we have to do it ourselves. Everyone knows it takes diet and exercise, but sometimes it’s hard to know which diet and what exercise. The list of supplements can get overwhelming. I’m simplifying my journey to the basics of what I know works for me and I’m inviting you to join me in doing the same. No more ten different supplements. I’ve been two years on an eating plan I love, a year and a half with exercise that helps, and now I’m settling one one supplement regimen that is easy. And, of course, I start each day with intention.
To do that, I take time in the morning to meditate on the Word. I believe that time in Scripture and prayer is foundational to every single aspect of life.
To build on that foundation, I focus on my health and healing by ensuring that I am getting the proper nutrition, exercise, and supplements. I’m sharing what I am doing and some links with you. If you purchase from those links, it doesn’t cost you any extra money, but it may bless my family a little bit with some commission or free product. You don’t have to use them if you don’t want to; a google search will bring you to the same sites.
I think about my nutrition. I want the foods I feed my body to be good fuel, not just good tasting. I stick with whole foods whenever I can, but every now and again I like my bacon, some hot wings, Chinese, etc. But whenever possible, I make those meals a healthy as possible, too. Enter: Trim Healthy Mama. It helps keep my blood sugar in check, helps me manage my weight, is a balanced approach to nutrition, and has been amazing for me. I like a lot of Paleo and Whole 30 recipes, but the principles I live by are THM. It has been helping me heal, I’ve lost 50 pounds so far (I started out with about 130 to lose, so I’m more than 1/3 of the way to my goal!), and my family loves the food I make.
After that, I think about exercise. I used to be a coach with a popular company and did a few different 90-day workout challenges with them. I never really saw a lot of results. Someone introduced me to T-Tapp and I was really skeptical, but the results were indisputable and I’ve loved it ever since. Not only do I tone and tighten, I am healing from the inside out. Yes, that’s right: my choice of exercise is helping heal my body by balancing hormones, getting my lymphatic system moving, and helping me stay in alignment which helps with body aches, elimination, sleep patterns, and more.
Lastly, I use supplements. I’ve been getting them from a variety of places and building my own regimen based on experience, research, and the guidance of a naturopath. However, even with all of that, I still ended up in the hospital with severe GI distress and issues. Over half of my stomach was covered with ulcers, and they were even blocking a large part of my tract so that food was getting stuck. I was very unhealthy and looked awful, felt horrible, and couldn’t do what I needed to do to get through each day. My hospital stay was only the beginning of a long road to recovery. It turns out that because of all of my issues, my body was starving to death even though I was eating and taking supplements. Why? Leaky gut.
Enter Plexus. After only 3 days of Slim drinks, I didn’t need the acid reducer or PPI to eat or sleep comfortable. WOW. Now I am starting Tri-Plex, which is a combo of three products that contain all of the various things I was taking individually and then some. I can’t wait to see my progress in this. I believe, after 7 months of researching the products and company, that this is going to be the missing piece on my healing journey.
I’ve started a Facebook group for those who want to journey alongside of me. You can do what I’m doing, do your own thing, or sit back and observe. It’s up to you. But I know I love being a part of a tribe. Everyone does better with support and we all know how hard it is to eat well, exercise, and make our health a priority when life keeps us busy. Let’s nurture one another!