Lets get real about healthy living
In about 2007-2008 I stopped eating gluten to help with migraines I had been getting. When I say ‘stopped’, I didn’t take it 100% seriously until about 2013 after eating a few of my favourite foods (donuts and dumplings) and feeling sick. After those ‘events’ I took it very seriously up until 2016.
In 2016 I got a test for coeliacs disease and a gastroscopy, which came back negative – for anything at all wrong with me!! AHHH! So I started eating gluten again. Among not eating gluten, I was getting bloated and a sore tummy, by 2015 I also had bad reflux. But my body was showing no results! So I am now stuck on an extremely high medication for reflux and am still getting sick from food.
So when the opportunity to change my eating habits arose, I actually thought about it.
I had a day where I was feeling really sick from food and I said to myself “stuff this, I need to do something!”
And so it begins.
My Journey To Healthy Living
I have joined the Arbonne 30 Days To Healthy Living & Beyond program. I do not get any benefits by mentioning this program or the products, I am just documenting my journey on the program!
Why this program?
I know an awesome girl (find her here) who was having awesome results and has enthusiasm and positivity shining out her body (like a unicorn – just imagine it!), so why not!
I got my box of goodies from Arbonne about a week after signing up, and a week out from the beginning of the challenge.
My box of goodies included;
- Shake Powder
- Fibre Boost
- Greens Balance
- Caffeine Free Tea Bags
- Fizz Sticks
The idea isn’t to just have shakes for every meal, it is about eating healthy. While you are using shake powder, fibre and greens, you are also adding in loads of goodies.
Although, if you are doing it for weight loss, you have two shakes a day. I am undecided as to what I will do at this stage.
The challenge eliminates – Dairy, Gluten, Refined Sugars
I am so absolutely excited about this!
While I found few strange ingredients on the list, most of my shopping was for fresh vegetables for main meals and frozen fruit for smoothies.
I just had to do something while waiting for the program to start, so I popped my shake put my shake powder and fibre boost into containers – because I suck at zip locks – and unwrapped everything.
And I made some Sweet Potato Bread and Nut Butter with Almonds.
I have wanted to lose a little bit of weight since gaining 10kg a couple of years ago… but I would probably be perfectly happy the way I am now.
While weight loss would be amazing, I want my main focus to be on feeling great and loving food.
As I said before, I’ve had issues with food for a while, so feeling good is my main motivator!
1. Eat healthy, feel healthy
2. Lose a bit of weight
3. Improve mental health
Now For The Fun To Begin!
A quote posted in our support/learning/advice facebook group that I utterly adore (and Nayyirah Waheed – a poet – is now my favourite!)
Now to begin my journey, wish me luck!