Well a few months ago I started following the Paleo diet. It's not actually meant to be a diet as much as a life style and I love the food. I have "pinned" a million recipes and also purchased a cook book called "Against All Grains" which is amazing. It's funny how often anything new added to an already crazy pace of life can seem overwhelming. It's way easier to eat badly but I want to be healthy, thiner, fitter and have the energy it requires to be a mom of three.
Do you ever have those days where you realize you spent your energy on all things that "needed" to be done, and in the end, the little ones who need you most get the leftovers? Well we have realized life can too quickly head that way and we are taking steps to stop this cycle. For me, eating well is one of those things. I know when I don't eat dairy or gluten, I don't feel tired and don't need naps. In choosing to eat healthy, I am choosing my kids.
In the last 7 weeks I have lost 20 pounds and also started to exercise a couple times a week. I'm trying to actually do the things I know to do as best I can but without "shoulding" on myself in the process.
Being a mom is a balance of doing your best and giving yourself grace. It's really tricky and stretching but I think it can be done well.