Ah! It feels like its been forever since I got the last post out! I ran into a ton of difficulties and then got distracted with an amazing side project! Thankfully none of the difficulties were really child based! The biggest one was a shattered laptop screen. All fixed now though!
And on to a new project! This one is called Project Me. Project Me is a joint effort between myself and the Divine Ms. M. It came about in the most random of ways, which I find most awesome things do! It all started with crocheting…. (such is the story of my life).
Sparing the general public the boring details, here is the exciting part of Project Me. The Divine Ms. M has been working (quite hard, I must say) to help me with fitness, nutrition, blood sugar, and changing the children’s eating habits. We are so blessed (even when exercising is NOT on our happy list)!
This is week 3 of working with The Divine Ms. M (wonder how long it will take me to get tired of typing all that…lol). We are switching up nutrition, setting clear fitness goals, and measuring progress in very laid back ways. I measured myself tonight in order to have a nice baseline. I’m doing my best to avoid the scale as The Divine Ms. M says people who weigh too often weigh more (stress, cortisol, we’ve all seen that commercial….). My eating habits are almost entirely reformed (almost). No more aspartame, sucralose, or artificial sweeteners. I’ve found that if I have a “forbidden” regular soda my blood sugar is okay with that because I finally have true control. My blood sugar numbers are very close to perfect. My body feels stronger. And….
…the children are eating better. No, really. Beth is eating veggie sticks (the snack) and fruit leather instead of her trusted routine snacks. They are eating whole wheat bread (we were already doing wheat lol), multi grain pasta, and fruits. Peter is eating fruits and branching away from his routine peanut butter sandwich. The Divine Ms. M helped accomplish this by having the “nutrition fairy” visit. I know, you’re jealous. You should be. The nutrition fairy left awesome healthy snacks, a book about busy bodies, new things to try and just overall awesome fun! It only goes to prove that presented in the right way even the most challenging eater can be persuaded to at least try.
I’m also dabbling in yoga, and reading a book called Buddha’s Brain (Rick Hanson, PH.D). Project Me is a total body and mind transformation and I’m going to cover here how its working out for me. The point of Project Me was supposed to be to get myself in as best condition as I could in order to keep taking awesome care of my crew. So far, in week 3, I realize that its helping my children even more. They’ve watched me quit smoking, they’re watching me exercise and make better food choices for myself, they ask questions and we have discussions… its seriously exciting. And when I screw up my blood sugar or become confused The Divine Ms. M is only moments away with an answer, with encouragement, and with great conversation.