I have decided that it is hard to have two jobs, a five-year-old, a husband, friends, a major daily email project for my Whole30 crew, my own yoga practice, write a blog post every day, and still look fab-u-licious.
So, this blog lapsed a bit. Something had to give:)
I decided that instead of beating myself up over it, I was going to slow down, take some deep breaths, and just be. This is pretty revolutionary for me.
This is the last week of Whole30 for a whole lot of my compadres. I have seen some truly amazing transformations, both physical and emotional. I am overwhelmed at the amazing people who are taking positive steps towards living a healthy life. Knowing that 30 days goes by in a snap, many are going to continue to eat healthy food, do some amazing yoga, and live a more shimmery life.
Not to be a downer, but... I have also been witness to a lot of women being really, really mean to themselves. Lots of anger and disappointment, lots of striving and frustration. Lots of tears and anguish. This 30-day challenge brings up so many different emotions, and when things don't go the way we plan, the flogs come out (and not the Fifty Shades of Gray fun kind of flogs!) and we say some pretty mean things to ourselves. It pains me to see such beautiful, successful, vibrant women hatin' on themselves.
I believe we need to slow down, let go of expectations, and just breathe. Just love. Our bodies are amazing and whole. Our minds are clear and curious. Our hearts are open and vulnerable. We are so powerful in our own acceptance of ourselves.
This is where the revolution happens. The true revolution has nothing to do with sugar, carbs, and protein. It has everything to do with feeling worthy, and lovable and loved.
Every single person I have come into contact with on this Whole30 journey has inspired me with their beauty, their commitment, and their dedication. I feel deep, deep love.
I am going to go to sleep now, resting comfortably in the knowledge that I am doing the best I can by just being me.