HHDOD 3

That stands for “Happy/Healthy Do Over Day Two”.
And if you notice, it is not posted chronologically with day 1. Doesn’t matter. What DOES matter is that I enter it. 😉

I started thinking about what energizes my day and wanted to post it. I look forward to starting my day off reading from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Great way to start the day!

Day beginners:

God time (worship and reading) and blog time (review/release)
Exercise (treadmill + Netflix watching)
Supplements (best way to get my water intake in!)
And COFFEE!!  (often had with God time).

My journey to health started at the end of April where I said “enough is enough” and went to a Naturopath. Several supplements and 18 lost lbs later, I am working toward recovery. It will take time to undo the gut damage that I have done from our SAD (standard American Diet), I know that, but I am headed in the right direction.

I started with the AIP (Auto Immune Protocol) diet and then graduated to Paleo. I mean, that is how I see it  🙂 However, I think the best thing for me is really to revert to AIP diet with occasional  Paleo splurges.

My energy is back overall, but now I am working on how not to get up several times at night to pee. That disturbs my sleep, of course.

Anyhow, it’s a journey. A process. Do I want to take supplements forever? No. Do I want to get off prescription meds? yes. Do I want to eat clean all the dang time? No. But I need to. If I picture myself taking poison when I eat anything other than what’s allowed, maybe that will help.

Things that make me happy:
Organizing (though if you look around my house you would laugh in my face at this).
Budgeting (and again, if you would look at my checkbook, you would laugh in my face).
Reading
Meal planning (again, in the early baby steps)
Blogging / Journaling

I’ve realized that my inner person craves organization and that is why I so desperately desire it. But my lifestyle that I have created fights agains it. My challenge: to plan and commit.

Where do I start! “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” Prov 16:9. I need to start by laying down my desires for the day. My plans. I ask the Lord to show me how to work His plan for the day. Sure he knows me and he gives me desires (to create a happy/healthy home environment, etc)… but the reality is that I can’t do it alone. I’ve had a “come to Jesus meeting” after a breakdown and realize I need to ask for help. From God. From my husband. From my kids.

Sometimes I focus too much on how I think my day is supposed to look like.. or how my life is supposed to look for that matter. I want to plan it out and have it go exactly as I imagine it. But we all know that’s not the case.

What are my priorities? My boundaries? Good food for thought.

 

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