“Have You Tried Restarting?”

Working in computers for the last two decades, I know this question all too well. It’s the first one we’re taught to ask a user any time they are having an issue with their computer, smart phone, etc. If I know this is the FIRST question to ask in technology situations, why did it take me so long to ask it in other situations?

It’s no secret that I’ve gained a good bit of weight in the last year – anyone who sees me can tell. My face is fuller, especially my neck, and I’m starting to look like Mama June (not that there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, I just don’t want to look like her…I want to look like ME!) I want to feel better, more energized, and just be healthier for my family and myself!

So when the husband and I had a long talk recently about our health, we both asked ourselves, “Have we tried restarting?” We were both in agreement that we needed a hard reboot of our eating, fitness, and mindset toward both if we were going to get healthier. The talk was long overdue, but it was so good. We decided on clean eating as much as possible for the next 30 days, as close to Paleo as we could get.

We went through the pantry and fridge and threw out everything that wasn’t in line with plan. We discussed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for the next 30 days, creating a meal plan for the week. He went shopping and got everything we needed to SUCCEED this week, with plans to continue for the next three weeks (at least). He cooked crustless quiches (basically eggs and meat or veggies) for us to have each morning for breakfast during the week, fixed his lunches (my Lunch Lady Revolution gal got me all set up), and we’ve got good, healthy dinners covered each night when we’re ready to make them.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this restart and that we’re doing it together. He always does so well when he’s focused and keeps me in line when I want to get off track. He has no problem sticking to the plan when he takes it on and I am inspired by his determination and success. I could not do this without him and I hope he understands how grateful I am to him for the team support, the cooking, and the love. I can’t wait to see what changes happen for us over the next month and then on. We both weighed in on Monday, our first day, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on our journey…good or bad!

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