My Keto Journey

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I guess I needed another challenge in my life… lol.  The truth is, my nutrition needs a complete overhaul.  I usually do the right thing.  And I should know about the right thing.  I’ve studied natural health.  I am all about living well.  The whole mind body and soul thing.  I help my clients with their own mind/body/soul on a daily basis.

The truth is, we are all human and although I personally was doing fantastic in terms of my health right up until early January, life got busy, priorities changed and I found myself no longer going to the gym regularly.  The next thing I knew, I started slipping with my nutrition.  You know, one piece of Valentine’s Day chocolate can’t hurt…  Now almost mid March I am recovering from a rotator cuff injury (Note: Do not lift heavy stuff into your truck with only one arm), which means I haven’t been the one cooking, which means nutrition has been totally out the window for 2-3 weeks.  Okay, so the shoulder is better and I could cook… but I’m milking it…

Unfortunately, when you are not in control of your kitchen, you eat whatever is available.  This means I’ve been eating a lot of things I normally wouldn’t eat.  Sugar being one of the main things that has crept back into my body and I am feeling it in so many ways.  My immune system is low, I’ve got aches and pains everywhere and inflammation is setting in.  This means I have to take a few funny steps when I get up before I am able to walk normally.  THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!

Something needs to be done and I know it’s going to be drastic.  So Keto it is!  The Ketogenic Diet is close enough to what I normally eat and enjoy.  However, I am very aware that I will be giving up a LOT of things that I also enjoy greatly.  I think that for me the benefits will outweigh the downfalls.  The hard part will be sticking to it and not giving in to temptation.  And believe me, temptation is EVERYWHERE around me.  I have three lovely kiddies that love candy and chocolate and cookies.  We do eat lots of pasta.  And we have a Friday night tradition that involves McDonalds and sushi.

Needless to say, this isn’t going to be a walk in the park.  I am very aware that I will be cooking different meals for myself and the rest of the family.  I do not believe in imposing my new life challenge on my family.  When they are ready to make changes for themselves they will let me know.  I also believe that children should be allowed to be children.  A treat here and there won’t hurt.

So this is it.  I embark on this new food journey, knowing very little about what on earth I will eat tomorrow, but determined to make this my long term lifestyle.  Thankfully, I have a great friend who was able to give me a quick rundown of the important points.  Equipped with knowledge, I made myself a makeshift Keto sandwich with two slices of cheddar and ham in between.  I even had a handful of cashew as a snack this evening.  The real challenges begin tomorrow morning.  I need to pack my food to take with me to the office.  This means that I need to have something planned, cooked and ready to go by 7:20 am.

I better sleep on it!  Wake up time comes pretty early for me.

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