Ah, here we are. Day 30. Thirty Days.
Right? I mean, I did it, and now I can move on, right? Nope.
Last night, we watched our small town’s episode of Kitchen Nightmares and my daughter-in-love said, “Everyone says [the restaurant owner] went back to her old ways. Why would you go through all that, and things get better, and then you just go back to the old way?”
Ah, that is exactly how I feel.
Why would I go through all this work for 30 days just to scarf down bread and sugar and all manner of the old starting tomorrow? I wouldn’t. I won’t. I like how I feel way too much to even think about it. I know others go back, and I know many do this experiment more as a personal detox, without really having ongoing health issues. But many more know this works, that it’s good stuff, and they either keep going or go back to their old ways.
I get it. It’s easier to eat unhealthy for less. It’s easier to eat whatever is available when you’re out, when you’re sitting in a waiting room at the hospital, or when you meet up for lunch. It’s easier not to bother the waitress with questions about the oils and sugar content. It’s so much easier to just run through the grocery store and grab whatever appeals to you. When I hit McDonald’s for food for my son on Sunday, it cost me $10 for a whole mess of food, already prepared, ready to be eaten. No fuss, no muss. Except for all that is bad about it, I GET IT.
Yes, of course. I set out to do something for 30 days and I did it. I was hopeful and my hopes were met. But BOOM! sounds like “all done.” That is absolutely not true at all. Yay, let’s celebrate 30 days. Insert dance party and high fives here. But tomorrow is Day 31, and this goes on. Because I want to go on.
After tomorrow’s post, I will only write about this ongoing journey periodically, but you are always welcome to ask me how it’s going. Just don’t tell me how badly you feel for me that I can’t have these different foods, because last night I stayed up until midnight, and then I got up at 5:00 this morning, and baby, I’m doing just fine!