10 of 40 Day 31 Body
The past 30 days have flown by. As I was putting together this idea of 10 of 40 I was most concerned about the 10 spiritual days. It’s interesting that during those days the words came to me very easily. So, as I move into the last 10 days I now wonder “Will body be the most difficult?” Let’s face it there is nothing easy about body. Whether you are like me and have had a 40 year battle with weight or like my sister in law who has to try to gain weight (this can be as difficult and as frustrating as losing weight) while eating a no oil, nut free, avocado free whole food plant based diet. Taking care of ourselves can be very difficult.
I struggle with two areas in particular.
1. Staying consistent with a work out regime. Which I find truly baffeling. My son is a personal trainer, I love to run and work out and I find yoga not only beneficial for relieving back pain it also helps tremendously with stress. So why then don't I stay consistent? This will be a question I will be discussing over the course of the next 9 days a lot.
2. Snacking, Portion Sizes and my Dedication to a whole food plant based diet that does not include avocado, oil and nuts. Again, I’m baffeled. I know the science, I know the benefits and I know the consequences. I am 100% committed to a vegan diet which is mostly whole food plant based, but there are still times when chips or Ben & Jerry's vegan ice cream call my name and I answer.
So, as I embark on this journey I ask you to come along knowing that I don’t have all the answers I just have lessons to share as I learn them. I will be returning to the gym after a six-month hiatus. I took this time away to begin with to train for my half marathon in Sarasota, Florida. And then I didn’t return. Why, I don’t know. But the more I read on the subject the more I believe that having a group of people I am accountable to is key. So, my friends need to watch out – I’m coming and I will be asking you to join me. Another part of the next 10 days will be yoga. I will be sharing with you my home routine that I enjoy and I will check out a class or two along the way, I will be running and walking and I will be posting tips from my son certified personal trainer and licensed masseuse, Zachary Miller and my sister in law Susan who has her 200-hour yoga instructor certification.
You will read about the usual book recommendations but mostly you will receive quotes of encouragement and understanding that life can be complicated and we often times give up on the thing that means the most…OURSELVES!
Wishing you Grace, Peace & Healthy Living,