NNtwIvOxI woke up this morning and had a crappy breakfast. Not helping the fact that have been uncomfortable in my skin practically since the day I became pregnant. I want to feel good again. As I was eating a croissant, I thought to myself, “What am I doing?” At ten weeks postpartum, and after a fledgling attempts for the past months to eat no processed foods, I figured there is no better time to change my habits than now. Even more than aesthetics, I want to be healthy so I can have a long happy life with my baby girl. Even more than that, I want to lead by example. I want to try to eliminate all barriers to her feeling good about herself. I don’t want her to have body issues or start unhealthy habits that she will spend a lifetime trying to break. In that moment, holding the buttery pastry I really wondered why should I put off to tomorrow the person I want to be today?

I am starting the Whole30 right now. Talking to my boyfriend about it, he was like but what about the weekends at the shore? What will this do to our lifestyle when we go out to dinner? Why not plan for a time when we won’t be on vacation? There will always be a reason not to start including I already screwed up at breakfast. No more excuses. I want to be that person I imagine in my head – truly healthy, physically and mentally fit, eats well no matter the occasion. The person whose discipline and dedication are admired by others. That person is within such close reach, I don’t want to put it off any longer. I want the person feeling not so great about herself to be behind me so I can enjoy every moment with my daughter, unclouded by thoughts of how my jeans are too tight.

I’m taking the 30 day challenge. I will let you know how it goes.

-emilie

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