30 Day Challenge

Hello lovely bloggers! I can’t touch base on exactly how I have been feeling but I can tell you that things seem to be quite foggy and unclear at the moment. While retracing my steps to discover why I was feeling this way, I have come to realize that I have not been doing my best to put forward the healthiest version of myself. With that said, I have recently decided to commit to a 30 day challenge that contributes to a healthier and happier me. Wohoo! The more that time progresses, the more I have come to realize that I have not been feeling my best and have been seemingly taking an array of short cuts in my daily routine. My lifestyle has a significant impact on the way I feel mentally and how I perform in my everyday life. Living a healthy life has always been a priority because it encourages me to live up to my full potential.

 

During this challenge I will be eating raw and wholesome foods and will be eliminating any junk or processed foods that make me feel sluggish. Of course during this month I will also have call a quits my guilty pleasure…chocolate *whimpers*. The point of this challenge has little to do with goals residing around physical appearance and although I hope to shed a few pounds, I am more so interested in reviving my current state of mind and resetting pre existing energy levels throughout my body. I want to appreciate my body; for being my home and for all that it has done for me over the years. I aim to focus more attention on the way things make me feel such as what I am putting in my body and how my emotions respond to it.

 

Something so tremendously important that many individuals may never bring to light is the immense relationship that both diet and exercise have on mental health. Eating an unhealthy diet with excess carbs and saturated fat can increase the symptoms of depression, which only creates a recipe for disaster. Feeling slummy physically will only feed the mind to make you feel that way psychologically. I’m aware that everyone has different trigger points that offset the way we feel. I am planning this challenge to combat the inconveniences from past experiences as I have learned that laziness and depression do not go hand in hand to contribute to my personal well-being. I feel my best when I am well nourished to tackle everyday tasks and challenges.

 

The diet I will follow will be strictly vegetarian and will consist of a low fat and high fiber content. Many of the essentials/staples to this diet will include:

  • Quinoa
  • Avocados (Yes I know fat)
  • Beans/legumes/lentils
  • Seeds/nuts
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Egg whites
  • VEGA

vegan-protein-options

 

Here is an example of what makes my tummy happy. Had an egg white omelet with veggies and beans earlier. Here it is.

 

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I know that much of the time we all fall prey to life’s maneuvers and become too busy and reluctant to make positive and motivating changes within our lives. I’m trying my best here to stay in a positive mindset and want to continue moving forward with the help of this challenge. I also want to place emphasis on the fact that I will not only be improving my diet and fitness but also will be cleansing my mind from negative thoughts. I try my best to NOT emit negative energy on a daily basis and want to ensure that I am using positive tones throughout the day.

 

In past instances, I have spent a great deal of time learning about effective training styles and living an overall healthy lifestyle as I find it to pave a clear path for successful living. I feel with a proper plan in place I am just one step closer to healing my body and mind.

 

So why not give it a try and place your healthy foot forward to revive your spirit and well-being! Please always remember that you ARE worth the change and your body and mind will likely thank you for taking the time to comprehend its simple nature – to be nourished and loved.

 

If anyone is currently in a similar situation and trying to make changes I would love to learn about it or even provide any feedback from my personal experiences.

 

Thanks a bunch for listening!

 

Kristen

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  1. Yes! This is a great way to begin! Coupling with lots and lots of water, yoga and meditation – you’re on the road to success my friend! Your body is a temple and should be treated as such. The first week is always the hardest, but I believe you can do it! Best wishes!

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  2. Hoorah for taking care of urself:) most of the time I’m a raw vegan … Definite link between eating healthy… Rest… Excercise:)… Going barefoot… Sleeping in hammocks… Yoga… Etc:)

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  3. Diet and exercise are important to mental health. But remember the diet is over time so if you screw up and have bad days dont get down. It’s easier to enjoy life when all diet/exercise and mental health is working well. I need to work on consistent exercise. Hope you are well.

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  4. This is true. Eating better makes your life better. Eating More Fruits & Veggies May Make You Happier. Eating fruits and vegetables may help you feel happier, a new study from Australia suggests. … “People’s motivation to eat healthy food is weakened by the fact that physical-health benefits, such as protecting against cancer, accrue decades later,” Mujcic said.

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