The Beginning of Our Wellness Journey
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Over the past couple of months my family has made great strides in our journey to wellness. We’ve always had the best intentions, but we haven’t always followed through. And it was evident in our lifestyle, our health, and the scale.
But we finally had had enough and we made a family decision to cut the crap and just do it. No more excuses! No more cutting corners. We made a decision to change our lives!
During this journey we’ve had some struggles, we’ve had some setbacks, and we’ve had days where we all just wanted to quit and give up. But the really neat part is that we’ve all been there to hold hands and encourage each other to keep going. I love hearing my daughter encourage her brother to push through a hard workout. It’s hard not to want to just sit on the mat and cry. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during our workout, I want to sit on the mat and cry.
It’s an intense hour, y’all!
This wellness journey has definitely brought us closer as a family and we are spending more time together learning how to be healthy together. We are learning what our bodies need, how they function, and how to nourish it properly.
As I’ve mentioned before in prior posts, we’ve really been doing everything we can on our wellness journey. From making sure we get enough water each day with this printable water intake tracker, to getting active with our children outside, to slowing down and giving our mind and body time to rest, we are finding new and fun ways to help us achieve our goals. We’re even helping the kids teachers with these Teacher’s Winter Survival Kits.
This wellness journey is tough. With conflicting information out there on different websites, it’s hard to decipher what’s right and what’s wrong. We just have to do the best we can with the information we’ve been given.
We’ve come to rely heavily on the way our bodies feel. With the information we’ve learned, we try to do what we can when we can. We take our multivitamins. We eat better. We keep healthier snacks on hand for when those cravings strike. We make time for getting active and getting our heart pumping.
The most important thing we’ve learned so far is that we have to be consistent. Because it’s easy to sit in front of the television and binge watch The Walking Dead. That’s easy. What’s hard is heading to the gym for a 7pm workout after a hard day at work. But that’s what we’ve learned our family needs. We need the exercise. We need the time together. We need each other to make sure we’re on the right track.
Up until a couple months ago when we started this wellness journey, I didn’t think I was that bad off. It wasn’t until that first day in the gym that I realized I was so far from healthy. You may not have been able to see it by looking at my physical attributes, but if you could have seen inside, you would have seen just how bad off I was.
My point in all this is, you have to start somewhere. Even if it’s something small. Just start. Stop putting it off until next week and just do it. While I definitely don’t look forward to the hour of torture in the gym three days a week, I do look forward to seeing how my body is changing. In just a couple of months I’m seeing a difference in all of us. But the most important thing is, we are all feeling a difference.
I definitely don’t have it all figured out and I’m still learning as I go, but I’m so excited and proud of myself for sticking with this wellness journey. As hard as it is, it’s even more rewarding.
My local CVS has been such a great resource in finding the items I need while on my wellness journey. With the huge selection of healthy living products, they make it easy to #FindYourHealthy.
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