It seems that life is becoming so much more routine and comfortable for me now. Habits are forming that will last a lifetime. I don't feel the "quick fix" feeling anymore at all. The farther down the road I get from animal proteins, the less I remember how much I loved them. I just love how I feel so much more.
I have found that there is so much more than food that had to be changed. Several of my life habits had to be changed in order for me to succeed at being plant strong. I went out and walked yesterday in the sunshine. It felt so good. My body was not quite as excited about it last night when I got some pretty severe leg cramps. I find that I have to take things slow, but the end result is going to be lasting.
This year seems to be about so much more than just eating healthy and losing weight. I have been writing a blog and challenging myself to making one change a day in my house to make it healthier. This was a huge challenge to take on, but it has honestly been so easy. There were so many things that needed to change. I have gone through the years hearing that this is bad or that is bad, often ignoring. I don't ignore anymore. I want as many toxins out of my life as possible so that my body can truly heal. It is a combination of healthy food, a healthy environment and healthy habits. I see that clearly now.
I am embracing this new lifestyle with a passion that I have not felt in the past with my fad dieting. It isn't something to "try" but something to "do." The one thing I have to remind myself of is patience. I tend to want to rush the process to get to some imaginary finish line and reach a perfection. Other than getting to a goal weight and healing my kidneys ~ there is no finish line. There certainly isn't perfection. There is just day by day, feeling strong and loving life.