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This nutrition challenge has been a blessing in disguise for myself and my family. It’s become a habit now to think about what we are putting into our bodies. I always knew nutrition was important but I could never follow through with healthy eating. I would always break and eat some crap like McDonald’s.
Speaking of this particular eating establishment I’d like to share a couple of things. Like I had stated in a previous post we have done our best to switch our oldest son Peyton to gluten free. This was not fun to say the least but we had told him you can have McDonald’s once a week. He had been on the gluten free bread for about a week and a half and he asked for chicken nuggets and French fries. He threw up that night after eating this. I thought maybe he has the flu (even though he was acting ok and no fever) so watched him but was fine when he woke up the next morning and went to school. A couple of weeks later wanted McD’s again so we did and he proceeded to again throw up after eating it. This was shocking to me and make me sick to think of what I was letting him have. He doesn’t ask for it anymore, how amazing is that?! Before we had started the challenge Max had dropped his cheeseburger on the floorboard, pushed it under the seat and of course never said anything to anyone. We found it three weeks after starting the challenge perfectly preserved, no mold anywhere on it and no funky smell. Again, what the hell have I been letting my kids eat?!
We now have true guilt when eating not so great things for ourselves because it’s become a habit to be conscious of what we are eating. Same with working out. When we can’t make it to the gym we do a home workout, DeltaFit, Spartacus, Insanity, whatever just so we know we’ve done something to help ourselves. When you commit to a diet, hold yourself accountable and stick with you not only see some results but you begin to FEEL better. I didn’t lose as much as I wanted on this challenge. BUT I still feel like my body looks better, slimmer, more toned than it ever has before and I feel healthy. It’s engrained in the kids exercising is important. They don’t get the healthy eating quite yet because candy rules when you’re a kid but we will get there because Tripp and I will continue to set the example. We’ve limited his Halloween candy to two pieces a night and it’s worked out well. We only get one body, one heart (unless you’re REALLY lucky), one brain. Feed and work it right!!! Nutrition rocks