ready for a change #whole30

on this beautiful monday!

Exciting new things are starting today..
Adam & I are embarking on the
"Think of it as a short-term nutritional reset, designed to help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune system."
a way to re-start & re-charge our lifestyle.
we desire to eat clean & honor God by treating our bodies right.

I'll tell you a little behind why I chose to do this:

As for me, I've struggled with my weight/body issues
for as long as I can remember.
Never feeling like I was inadequate.

Growing up, I rarely made good food choices.
(granted i loved fruits, but processed foods were the norm)
I ate pretty unhealthy, but one thing going for me..
I was extremely active, playing sports basically year round.

Even looking back to when I was in the best shape of my life,
I still had something I hated about myself.

As I'm sure like most girls,
constantly comparing my body to others around me.
I can tell you one thing, its emotionally exhausting.
I'm tired of not "living up" to these ridiculous ideas
of what women should look like.
Not everyone is the same, and that is OKAY!

For me, it's time to feel comfortable in my own skin,
and be proud of the woman God created me to be.
Because there is so much more to me than a number on the scale.

I recently read this in an article on she has worth:

If you’re basing your confidence and your value on your looks, you are missing out on true joy.
Christ died for our sins so that we can become new creatures, fully focused on praising God and serving others. Not only will you miss out on opportunities to bless other people because you are so focused on your own insecurities, but you will also miss out on living a life filled with absolute security. As Christians, we don’t need to worry about being popular or skinny. These things are not what life is about. Satan likes to distract us and encourage us to tear ourselves apart, but Christ wants to free you from starving yourself and crying yourself to sleep because you don’t look like that girl on the magazine cover.
Skinny won’t solve your problems. Makeup won’t solve your problems. And being popular and accepted won’t solve your problems. Jesus is the only one who can cut through our insecurities, changing our pain into radiant beauty.
How true!

What I'm most excited about through this journey
is learning new things about myself.

I'm really looking forward to doing this with Adam too.
A re-boost for not only our physical health,
but our spiritual & mental health too is much needed.

If you want to follow along on our whole30 journey=
INSTAGRAM: @themackskitchen

Thanks for taking the time to read a little piece of my heart.
I appreciate you.

To those of you who are also doing the whole30,
it's super exciting to be doing this together! 
Good luck! <3