I have been remiss is keeping up with my Sparkfriends, and for that I am so sorry. Life has been a snowball this past year, and as a result I not only let my online friendships slide, but my body has revolted.
It is tired. It is gaining weight. It is weak. In short, something's wrong.
But the good thing is, I am at a point where I don't want to let it become awfully wrong. So I am ready to treat myself with kindness and recreate the Best Me I can possibly create.
Here's some things I plan to keep in mind:
1. Eat more dark leafy greens (e.g. spinach, kale, collard greens, etc)
2. Eat lots of seasonal veggies and aim for variety
3. Eat protein from quality sources (either plant-based or through sustainable animal products)
4. Cut back on the sugar and processed foods
Pretty easy, really. Except if I don't keep these simple things in the forefront of my mind, they get pushed way back there somewhere. In lieu of dark leafy greens, I grab what is easy - chips, crackers, sweets. All processed foods, all made with who knows what ingredients. All bad for me. For my family.
So I am beginning 2014 doing several things, but basically implementing the K.I.S.S. philosophy. Keep it simple, Barb. Just do it. Don't fight it. See what how you can improve your body, your mind and hence your life! Because, if not now, when?