It’s a process

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As it is with anything in life worth learning, becoming healthier physically is a process. I have found that keeping track of my food and exercise, as well as the exercise itself, takes up some time and I often just don’t feel like writing anything more. So, that’s my reason for not being consistent with this blog. I’m going to work on that.

The fact of the matter is also that I’m still getting into the routine of this new life, after having moved from a place I had lived for 18 years. There are a lot of mindsets from which I had gotten used to operating that I’m now trying to change. This too is a process.

However, I am making some progress with this health journey. I’m recording my food and exercise in My Fitness Pal, which is a great app. I’ve found it difficult to make it to Anytime Fitness to work with weights, but I’m adapting by playing tug of war with our 50lb puppy. Even walking her has become more of a workout , since she tends to pull me along much of the time.

Food wise, I’ve eliminated drinking Coca Cola. Low carbs is still my goal, but for now , I’m just eating less of them, trying to gradually reach my goal without setting myself up for failure (especially during the holidays ). I am considering doing the Whole 30 challenge, sometime after the new year.

An important aspect of seeking greater health is visiting my doctor. Starting out with a new doctor, since I’m in a new location, is always a scary thing for me. However, I think I’ve found someone I can trust, who is hearing me, and is going to work with me in this journey to become healthier. She ran all the usual blood work and such, so we are on our way on this journey.

Now, here we are at the beginning of holiday season. My hope for Thanksgiving week is to maintain and not regress. Mostly, I want to focus on being thankful without having any regrets.

May God bless your time with family and friends as well as bring you a deepened sense of gratefulness in all things. I’ll catch you again after Thanksgiving week.

About Tara Lea

I'm a mom and wife first and foremost. I offer Life Coaching, as well as speaking for church retreats, while writing and teaching as opportunities become available. Writing, speaking, teaching, and coaching are my means for fulfilling my life calling of helping others fit together the pieces of their lives so they can move closer to becoming all God means for them to be.

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