I have always been known to be stubborn. I do not believe this is a negative characteristic or personality trait. In fact, I believe God made me strong-willed and stubborn for a reason or for many reasons. ✝️ 🔸
This week is a great example of why God has made me stubborn. It to sound less negative, God has given me a willingness to persevere! I've been struggling with exhaustion this week, probably due to anemia and perhaps to just a bit of life struggle we all sometimes face. #thestruggleisreal 🔸
I've had such a great experience the past several weeks with intense workouts and a new way of eating where I gave up all sugar (except very small portions of fruit), all grains, carbs except very low carb veggies, and increased fat and protein in my diet. #ketodiet The initial start was rough. I went through sugar withdrawals and was hungry a lot. I believe the hunger was both physical and emotional. In the 3rd week I began to feel better mentally and physically. I kept up the strict way of eating until the 5th week. 🔸
That week I caved and one day ate some cookies. I was surprised and disappointed at how easily I could go back to eating sugar. But not just eating a treat - I started having strong cravings almost immediately! Sugar is some wicked stuff. 🔸
So, I restarted my new WOE, and once again went through some withdrawals. Only not for as long a time. But this week I suffered a setback for some reason. I didn't cheat, or treat myself. I just felt exhausted and run down. But here is what I know about myself.... 🔸
I am NOT a quitter! I will keep pushing myself and keep working on myself to be the best me I can be. For me, that means no sugar and no carbs 95% of the time (or more). I haven't worked out in 4 days, but again, I'm no quitter so I'll get back at it strong tomorrow. My workouts and my WOE (way of eating) are key to my physical and mental health. #theprocessworks #worktheprocess
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