Week Three of Whole30 #8

Hey there!

Have you noticed that I am a few days late writing this?  That is because my world was rocked a little bit last week and because of that - my Whole30 had to be set down for a couple of days.  I have not really wanted to admit that this happened, I am supposed to be the one to stay true to the course no matter what.  But it did, and now I have to accept the changed course and make adjustments as appropriate.  

On Monday of last week, we were told that my 102 year old Great Grandmother had been given just 1 week to live and on Tuesday afternoon I was on a plane to Washington State to tell her "bye for now".   She was an amazing woman, full of life and love for all!  She taught us so many things and left behind a legacy and a HUGE family of amazing people.  I was blessed to spend a few days with her before she went to be with Jesus and I am grateful for that!  

Due to this unexpected trip and my emotional state once I was there, sticking to Whole30 was not a priority for me.  In saying that, I will also say that I did not go hog wild and pig out either.  We ate 3 meals daily and enjoyed great conversation and story telling over a glass of wine or two!  It was a wonderful time spent with family that I do not often get to spend time with!  

Upon my return home, I have not been as structured as I would like to tell you that I have been.  It has taken some time to get caught up from being gone and honestly, I have not even been to the grocery store since returning home!  This weekend kicks off our county fair and we are BIG fair people!  Since I will be starting my Whole30 over - yes when you fall of the wagon with Whole30 you must start over on Day 1 - I will be postponing my restart until July 1st.  This is truly for logistics as well will likely be at the fair most every night!  

As for the other aspects of my 40 day to self improvement challenge - I am on day 26 and feeling really happy with what I have seen develop in myself thus far.  I am still reading 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs and using yoga and meditation to listen to what God wants me to hear right now.  

I do really hate that I have had this set back, but I am really thankful for the blessings that came out of it.  All in all - I think this has shown me that we can make plans, we can decide that we are going to do X, Y, or Z; but God may have something else for us.  This past week has shown me that the true test is not carrying out your plan to the nth degree, it is how you react to the curves in the road of life.

I thank you all for your support and love through this journey!  I would really love to hear from you as well.  Tell me what you are working on right now - what in your life are you thankful for or wanting to see change.  What is God telling you about yourself right now?

I promise to get back on track with my posts this week - you can expect the next post to be up on Sunday!

Bye For Now...