You’re loving your healthy lifestyle, eating well, working out, slamming green juices, and staying active. You’re getting enough sleep, avoiding toxic fake foods, and maintaing great overall balance every day.
And then you’re not.
At least, that’s what happened to me.
A huge product launch for my writing business. Another book published. Finishing the ghostwriting for a client. Family medical issues. Finding a new home. Moving to the new home. Making summer plans so the kids don’t slip through the cracks. And on and on.
Before I knew it, I was working 14 hour days. My butt was glued to a chair for most of that time, and I ate whatever was easiest to grab.
How fast can I plow through a bag of plantain chips? Fast!
How many cups of coffee can I drink in one day? You don’t want to know.
Walks, runs, workouts . . . what are those?
It wasn’t until a friend told me how crappy she felt since taking on a big project and dropping her healthy habits that I realized my body hurt (like, really hurt), I was gaining weight, and my energy was at an all-time low.
So how did I get back on track?
- That friend and I became accountability partners, checking in on each other throughout the week to make sure we were each making good choices and not allowing work to take over our lives again.
- I committed to a raw breakfast every day.This is key. That meal set the tone for my days, making it easier for me to make good choices and actually want to eat raw foods for the rest of the day.
- I overstocked the fridge and pantry with real foods and lots of options to make raw meals, including green juices and huge salads.
That’s it. That’s all.
As soon as I started eating more raw foods, I started sleeping better. And as soon as I started to feel more rested, the workouts fit easily back into my schedule and I had the mental fortitude to put work in its place (for the most part).
If you’ve let life get in the way of eating and moving for health, you’re definitely not alone. But if I can fix it and get back on track, so can you.
Live the difference!