Why I'm Letting Go of My January Eating Plan (And a Lot of Other Things)
They say (I honestly have no idea who "they" is) that most people let go of their new year's resolutions around January 17th...Which is actually pretty funny because the local chiropractor I am working with hosted its annual Resolution Night on the 17th, at which I gave my first in-person "health talk" in a really long time. If you want to watch my talk in all it's HD sound and video (not), you can watch it on Facebook here.
In my previous blogs, I shared a little about my self-inflicted January eating plan: to cut out dairy, gluten, sugar, and alcohol for a while so I could give my tummy a rest and clear my mind.
Well, after a successful 2.5 weeks, I felt like I had lost a few pounds (which I did not want to do), I felt just a little more anxious than I was before, felt like I was always cold (things that can happen when your body needs more animal protein and fat than what you're feeding it), and my digestive concerns had not improved.
So, I quit.
Ok, I didn't just "quit."
I consciously and very on-purposely started to dabble in some of the foods I had not had in about 3 weeks. I had a very small amount of cheese, and a few days later, a small amount of organic bison meat. I had some wine. And then I had some dark chocolate.
I very consciously decided that those particular changes had served their purpose and that they were no longer needed. I adjusted some of the new supplements I have been taking and began tracking EVERYTHING from my sleep to my poop to my meals in this amazing new track everything app called Cara. And now, I'm feeling just a wee bit more confident in figuring out what is right and not so right for my body these days.
Sometimes we start things, new things, big or small, and we quit.
Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we quit. Sometimes we feel bad about it and sometimes we don't. Sometimes we worry about what everyone else is thinking when we make a choice. And sometimes we don't.
Sometimes we take a leap and it's the right choice. And other times we try something new and find out, it's not for us.
(Yes, you're right...I'm no longer just talking about my New Year's diet).
I am letting go. I'm letting go of a lot of things this year. I'm making space for more of what I want and spending less time doing what I thought I was supposed to be doing.
And I encourage you to think about how that fits in for you.
And if you need some more inspiration for letting go, I highly recommend the new, trendy, and super cute series, "Tidying Up" with Marie Kondo on Netflix.
And let it go................