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I’m going to come clean here about my journey. My diet in the past was really bad. Like worse than you’re imagining. So as we begin this journey of clean eating and getting healthy, let me take a few minutes to tell you a little bit of my journey. I hope this will help you to see that no matter where you’re starting on the healthy spectrum, you’re not alone, and I am here to help you along.
My previous diet consisted of fast food at least once a day, enough Coke to drown a small group of water buffalo, hot dogs, Cheetos, Pringles, Fudge cookies, and anything else with a saturated fat content above 100 % of my daily intake. To say my diet was bad is a complete understatement.
The problem for me was that I have a good metabolism and really never gained a pound from any of these escapades. Now I can hear you grumbling through the computer. What do I know about the struggle if I never gained weight? I know I felt lethargic and sick a lot, never thinking it had to do with my diet.
Now the real kicker here is I’m also a Registered Nurse. You would think I would know better, and in so many ways I did. I just didn’t care. That is until I had a heart attack while sitting at work one night that almost killed me.
Having a heart attack is scary, sobering, frightening, overwhelming, and depressing. As the weeks go on, I will dive more into this topic. I feel it deserves a blog post of its own. But I want to pull the curtain back just a little and give you something to think about.
Having the heart attack made me realize my diet and lifestyle was a complete reflection of how I felt about myself on the inside. It’s not that I didn’t care about my diet. I didn’t care about me. It’s not that I didn’t know any better. It’s just the knowledge of what to do wasn’t enough to overcome the loud voices in my head telling me I didn’t deserve to be healthy. And it took almost dying to open my eyes.
I will be writing a lot more over the coming weeks about my journey, but I want to be upfront about this now. We will be posting diet tips and tricks, recipes, workouts, encouragements, videos, and fun and silly things often right here. But we’re also going to dig into the why. Why is health not the most important thing in your life? It’s one thing to help with the body, but we’re also going to be working on our minds.
If you’re reading this, know that I genuinely care where you’re at right now, and excited for where you’re going to be. I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone else. Cheers and we will talk again very soon.