Day 29 – The story so far…

“Oh no, I forgot to soak my quinoa,” is not a phrase that I thought would ever come out of my mouth, but today it did! I had a little chuckle to myself and then was quite proud of the fact that my diet has changed so significantly. Today was the last day of the G plan diet and apart from two small diversions due to special events, I have stuck to it. I also completed day 3, level 2 of the 30 Day Shred. This is the furthest I’ve ever got on this exercise programme and I intend to get to the very end.

Although I’ve only lost 4lbs, I have definitely lost inches as my clothes are a lot more comfortable. I was slightly niggled last week as the only measurement that had reduced was my chest measurement…I do not need to lose anything around my chest area thank you very much!

All of that is great, but the biggest improvement is in my health. As a result of the G plan, ALL of my IBS symptoms have disappeared, monthly ups and downs have leveled and I generally feel so much better. The exercise programme is challenging and at times I’m tempted to skip a day, but on the whole, I feel a lot stronger and I definitely have more energy.

In the past, I have used my circumstances as an excuse to avoid eating well and exercising but the stressful situations in my life have been easier to handle since I started the Proverbs 31 project.

So, what’s next…

This is the crucial point for me. I have followed these programmes before and then gradually fallen into old habits again. I am now putting things in place to ensure that doesn’t happen. I’m continuing to follow the principles of the G plan and have planned my meals around a Mediterranean diet. I’ve trawled through my cookbooks and listed all the meals I would like to try.

 

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Here are the Mexican eggs I made thanks to one of Fearne Cotton’s recipes. It’s not exactly Masterchef but trying new recipes has introduced me to new foods that I wouldn’t necessarily have tried before.

Physically I will continue with the 30 Day Shred and am hoping that this will continue to make me stronger and fitter.

The final element is “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeust. Over the next six weeks, I will be watching the DVD teaching sessions, working through the participant’s guide and reading (listening to) the book. In order for this time to be different, I need to address the reasons why I haven’t been able to sustain a healthy lifestyle before. It’s time to tackle the root of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.

 

My intention remains to keep God at the centre of this.

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

Proverbs 19:21

I shall keep you posted on what I’m learning.

29 days in and I’m so pleased I started this!

 

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