Happy New New Year
My resolutions are always organized by theme.
- 10 ways to a healthy me;
- 10 books to read (probably only one I actually accomplish);
- 10 decluttering projects to tackle; and
- 10 Spiritual practices to adopt, etc.
Some Things Never Change
The Autumn Reset
So, here I am at September, recharged and ready to roll! How about you?
Day One: A Healthier Me
After two years of battling multiple food sensitivities – gluten, dairy and sulfur – I am looking at ways to be mindful of what I eat. Aware I need to work on my portion control issue I went searching for something that better suited me. I discovered Intermittent Fasting (IF). Although many versions of IF exist, I am settling on the 16/8 variation. Which means fasting for 16 hours and consuming food within an 8 hour window each day.
Two months in and I have lost only a few pounds. That may seem discouraging but any month I’ve not gained weight, I am happy. Adhering to the philosophy that slow progress leads to permanent change. The 16/8 Intermittent Fast serves a dual purpose. It aids my Spiritual Goal to incorporate fasting with my prayer. A daily fast is easier than I expected. The new IF eating plan produces spiritual fruit for me to feast upon. “Fail” days are minimal. I don’t feel deprived which positively affects my emotional well-being!
The walking assists with my healthy me goal. The Rosary aligns with my daily prayer target. My secondary goal is a 54-Day Rosary Novena for Peace in the world. Our Blessed Mother words to the children of Fatima a 100 years ago continues to encourage me to pray the Rosary. My anxious heart seeks the comfort and hope the Rosary offers regarding the end to the threat of war.