Check-In with Courage

Half way through Whole30 time for a check-in.

I successfully survived the first 1o days combining my Whole30 plan and the Advocare 10-day cleanse. As I anticipated the sugar cravings have pretty much ceased. My energy level did get better and I felt GREAT. Bonus I dropped 6 pounds.

Then a date night and the weekend put a little kink in the Whole30 routine. The last 4 days haven’t been great in terms of sticking 100% to the plan…but they haven’t been totally off the wagon either. I’ve managed to cut out all grains, bread, pasta, peanut butter, alcohol, soda, and mostly sugar free for the last 15 days so for that I am happy. I still feel pretty good although I’ve been struck with a head cold and feel a little frumpy from my few cheat meals the last couple days. But nevertheless, today is a new day, the start of a new week, and time to get back at it for the last 15 days! I got this!

As I eluded to in the previous post I’ve chosen the word COURAGE as my word for 2017. I am still wrapping my mind around what this means for me. In terms of living a healthy lifestyle courage will mean continuing the momentum after the 30 days is up. In my personal life I hope to have more courage in the every day. Trying new things, pushing myself further outside my comfort zone, taking steps in new directions, digging deeper into God’s word, praying harder and loving stronger.

The dictionary defines courage as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.” I love that. The SPIRIT that makes us ABLE to face whatever may come our way…BRAVELY. So, this is my prayer today. To be filled with the Holy Spirit so that I am able to bravely continue on each day, striving for more, getting stronger with each step forward.

Decide today to be courageous!





About believingjoy

Who am I? That's a good question! I am Jen...a blemished woman who enjoys a tidbit of tidyness mixed with dash of craziness to create a life that is simply mine! I adore my 4 children and their daddy. I love little bits of wild like tattoos and things that make us unique. I like to mix vintage with new and strive for progress over perfection! I believe that not a single person on this planet is perfect and that's okay, it's what makes us who we are. My desire is to find joy is all circumstances with a smile and a choice to believe.
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