“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.” -Socrates.
Let’s build the new together!
Happy Birthday America! Hi there… remember me??? Well, it sure has been a while since I posted. May and June have just been non-stop on- the- go running. We have had birthdays, field trips, play days, graduations, family reunions, dance recitals and half marathon training to take part in which left little time for anything else. I certainly did what I could to make sure we had some yummy quick eats on the run but sadly, I just couldn’t keep up. I basically had to balance my time between all of the activities and what little time wasn’t being used to juggle the million and two things on my to-do list had to be allocated for things required for basic survival… you know, the essentials like sleeping and laundry.
Unfortunately, judging by my calendar, this level of chaos is not letting up any time soon. Luckily, we are used to eating on the go. It’s usually homemade food or wholesome snacks as we run from place to place, but with all this craziness going on around me that I so lovingly call my life, I became a bit lazy with meal prep. When I say lazy, I mean meal prep was pretty much non-existent. We were literally eating take out or pre-packaged meals for the better part of May and and the first part of June. Sometimes, I even forgot to go grocery shopping. Remember survival mode? News flash- we barely survived. My kids and I aren’t really accustomed to eating fast food or heavily processed food since I try to make as much stuff from scratch as possible. Sure, every now and then, we would eat at a drive- thru if it was necessary or if the kids were starving. Yes..my kids have eaten the boxed mac and cheese with the yellow powder and I have certainly enjoyed my fair share of box mix brownies when the mood struck me. People are busy. Processed food is cheap and easy. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to keep your sanity in check. Believe me…I totally, totally get it, but I can honestly say those six weeks of not so great eating habits really had a negative effect on us. Personally, I was cranky, irritable, moody, forgetful etc. Not happy at all and when mama isn’t happy, nobody is happy. I felt like the time to change was NOW!
I know what you are thinking. Change can be a hard pill to swallow for some people. It isn’t something that most people take lightly to and takes a lot of thought to figure out how to go about making the desired changes in order to achieve the results you want. However, thought is good. Taking time to think often makes a person realize even more so that change is required in order to reach the goals you have set for yourself. Is your goal happiness? Is it financial freedom? Is it putting your health as a priority and getting in shape so you can see your kids grow up? Whatever your goal is, change is often the catalyst that makes those dreams become realities. More recently, any time I think about making a major change in my life, I remember something a good friend of mine told me as I was contemplating making a major career change a few years ago. Keep this in mind: