I don’t eat particularly “clean”. It’s not like I’m shoving OREO’s down my throat that often, but I’m not super concerned about what I eat.
Lately, I have been feeling the push to eat better.
There are several reasons why.
1.) I look at my small child and want HER to eat clean. I want to give her the chance to appreciate good, real, healthy, clean food. And think beyond the styrofoam box.
2.) I can’t get away with eating “just alright” and maintaing my weight through hardcore exercise. Im 28 and while I can still lose weight relatively easily (if I want to), its not like it used to be. I could drop 5 pounds a week NO PROBLEM with some hard core cardio, even a few years ago. When I eat poorly now….I can tell. (This reason is completely based on VANITY, I’m not going to sugar coat that)
3.) I want to be at my best. This could seem like like a vain reason too, but it’s not. I feel like I should take care of my body in way that is pleasing to the Lord. He gave it to me, after-all. And while I don’t have eating “issues” (at least none that I have unearthed yet), I do feel obligated to treat my body with respect, because it was first the Lords. He gave it to me. Not to be mistreated and screwed around with. It’s to be maintained. It’s a temple.
4.) When I eat healthy, I feel better. Which means I perform my job as a wife, mother and friend better. My relationships are the most important to me, so I want to be at my best.
I have been trying (in small ways) to change the way we eat on a daily basis. Nothing huge. And I am pretty excited about the opportunity to clean out my pantry with THIS challenge, and kinda start from scratch, so to speak. Fill up the cupboards with better choices.
Do you eat organic? Are you a fanatic and if so, why? Is it because it is TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL to eat organic and your wanting to be one of the popular kids (because that’s why I wore Juicy Couture in 2002) ? Or is it because you genuinely believe it is making a difference in mind/body? Where do you shop? Hints and guidelines you follow?
And PS….my biggest hurdle in healthy eating will be my giving up Diet Coke (yea….like that will ever happen)…