Four weeks ago we sat down for a long talk about finances, eating habits, and our team work.
We have gone through these phases before. Something similar to a New Years Resolution
This time nothing was different. Same goals. Same reason.
But now, it's 4 weeks later.
We made it 4 weeks !
This week we went back to healthy basics. No more fast food. No more Dr.Pepper.
Our favorite food secret weapon is eMeals ! ( Thank you Jon Acuff ) We have been using eMeals off & on for out 3 years now. This time, we jumped in with both feet and signed up for a full year of meal plans!
Instead of a Taco Bell run, my husband would bring a picnic to work !
Some positive fridge art !
One of the powerful things we learned that week about healthy food habits was this:
"Cant go wrong with fruits and veggies. And look at every meal, see if there is at least one item you could switch for a fresher version."
The regular exercising and fresher foods increased my energy. Late one night I decided our house needed a deep cleaning. This was about the time of my ( Mid 20's crisis). I started cleaning out closets,drawers, and boxes from the garage. All of a sudden we were ready for a garage sale !
We jumped to the hustle, got an ad in the paper, and signs on town corners for a Friday and Saturday sale. This was at the end of Day 1.
On day #2 of the sale, we had a secret weapon for sales:
The sale was a huge hit ! We made over $500, cleaned out our lives, and created the fresh start we were looking for. It felt amazing to have more room and less to worry about !
We were exhausted but it was so worth it !
We can really feel the extra energy and clutter free living space. I started week 3 with a Pinterest project I had put on the back burner. A great display for all of our ticket stubs !
We also increased our walking to 3 miles a night and my husband is considering a signing up for 5K in September ! This week we also introduced a cleaning routine to keep us on our feet and keep our house ready for any guests and any time.
Week #4 begins Now !
Going into week 4 feels awesome.
I crave water and better food. We had a fast food snack on a busy day and hated it !
We love our evenings walks and arrange our plans so we don't miss it.
I sleep better. I feel better.
Like I said. We have tried this before. I think it speaks volume that we are trying to better ourselves. We are trying and that is something.
Like I said, it's been 4 weeks.
That's pretty awesome progress !