Well, well, well. I am quite surprised to share that I am actually enjoying my lazy keto journey.
I’m the kicking and complaining type of dieter but I had an “aha” that when I saw the scale look back at me at the end of the year and as we rounded the curve on a year with COVID life, I knew what I needed to do for me and my health and it was a non-negotiable.
I felt my mindset spark on like a light switch.
I was determined that as long as it took, I was going to focus on putting better things into my body and moving it with gratitude and intention.
So, with this aha, I lost 10 pounds in the past 6 weeks to accompany the 10 I lost over 3 months. It has made me gain more energy, allowed me to enjoy cooking again, injected some creativity as I worked to keep my carb count down and realize that with my lifestyle, I need quick and easy or it ain’t working.
So with all these new ‘things’ I discovered, it hit me that resetting and seeing progress is cool but you know what I am most proud of???
The grace I have given myself when I was going to do a lettuce wrap on a hamburger from Shake Shack and instead ate it with the bun. The fact that I didn’t beat myself up over something so trivial.
Have you ever done that?
You make a little progress on something, you’re not PERFECT and then you beat yourself up like your name’s Floyd Mayweather.
The reality is we get a chance to get up at every moment.
The next day after that oh so delicious Shack Shack burger and a quarter of the Hub’s fries, I planned my meals to include lots of veggies. I scanned Pinterest, Tik Tok & Instagram for recipes and intentionally made a menu for the week.
I made sure that I understood that the “permission” I “gave” myself was really an invitation.
Not a duty to fulfill or a checklist to mark off but an invitation to enjoy what I wanted to enjoy in the moment. And hunnay, I savored that good ol’ Shake Shack with pure joy and then entered it gleefully in my Carb Manager app.
So friends, the Lesson of my lazy keto journey is this: grace transcends to all areas of your life. We give to others. Let’s make sure we supply it to ourselves too. Perfect is an impossible ideal. We are worthy and we are human. We must remember that.
Share below in the comments and let’s build each other up:
Are you working on better habits? What is your go to snack?
In all areas of your life – love, work, school, parenting – How are you giving yourself grace?
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