I missed a week.
And that might be the biggest understatement I’ve ever typed.
My Paleo Lenten Challenge – it’s not going so well.
We spent a few days in the San Francisco area, where Tom underwent a heart procedure at UCSF…and where we ate out for 7 straight meals. Is there some sort of law that you must be served amazing sourdough bread at every single restaurant within a 60 mile radius of the city? I tried to hold to my paleo ideals as much as I could, and while my eating wasn’t great, it could have been a lot worse.
As hard as I tried, I did end up looking like I was about 6 months pregnant from all of the stomach bloat by the time we got home. I was also an anxiety-ridden wreck – I am constantly amazed at what even a little bit of gluten and grains do to my emotional state.
On the plus side – I finally broke down and picked up a bottle of kombucha, which helped relieve some of my stomach discomfort in a way I totally didn’t expect. I’m hoping to get set up to brew my own soon, because I am just too cheap to pay $3 or 4 per bottle.
This past week, I’ve been working on making better decisions. A big trip to Costco to fill the fridge has helped with that, and so has forcing myself to take a few minutes a day to just breathe.
And I’ve been reminded again and again in all I do of this verse from two weeks ago:
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
A few goals for this next week, because small bites are what I need right now:
Stay tuned to that voice behind me with regular, daily Bible study, devotional and prayer time – even if it means I need to start dragging myself out of bed earlier to make it happen
Run 3 times
Kettlebell workout twice
Continued better choices – moving back to a full paleo framework
Continue to help Hanna move to a paleo framework and help her find one that works for her – I think it will help with some of the issues that have lead to our decision to homeschool again
I’ll check back in next Friday to let you know how I’m doing. Want to join me? I’d love to hear what your goals are for the next 7 days.