40 Days of Healthy Whole Eating & Living

40 Days of Healthy Whole Eating & Living Welcome to 40 Days of Healthy Whole Eating & Living.
I've never done a series on this blog before.
I've always admired bloggers who create a series and stay focused and committed as the days move forward. I'm always popping over and reading Ruthanne's 31 Days to a Healthier Life. I can't tell you how much I've learned from reading Edie's 31 Days to a Heart of Hospitality.
I've always admired anyone who stays focused, dedicated and committed to something they're passionate about. I admire them because they're succeeding at something I've never been capable of. Whether you've noticed it or not I have a terrible habit. I set goals and intentions for daily living and never see them through. I don't care if it's goals for the day or goals for the month or year.
Sometimes my mind just goes here and there and everywhere. Like it's scattered.
Sometimes I have trouble settling my thoughts, grounding my intentions.
I'm famous for listing goals and intentions but never living consistent and true in order to achieve all that I dream of achieving.Photobucket I'm going to let you in on something.
I am totally tired of living the way that I live.
I'm so tired of straddling the fence between almost living healthy and living the healthiest life I possibly can.
I'm tired of waking up wondering if today will be the day I LIVE LIFE to the fullest!
I'm tired of envisioning living a certain way and never making it happen.
Over and over again I visualize myself living true to how I would be living if I were living my perfect life.
By perfect I mean perfectly suited to the purest desires of my heart.
Does that make sense?
I know. It's complicated.
It's like I'll get close to living the way that makes me feel my absolute best and then I sabotage myself for no reason at all. I allow myself to wander off into directions that don't nurture and embrace the true way in which I desire to live. 
Oh my goodness. That's so heavy.
I'm just tired of thinking about it.
I'm tired of bashing myself for not achieving all that I aspire to be in this one life that I live! Photobucket Please don't interpret this as my being too harsh with myself.
Believe me.
I love and nurture and appreciate who I am on a daily basis.
I live everyday grateful for who God created me to be.
As I journeyed through Stephanie's 90 Day Transformation program it became clear that I battle myself daily in certain areas of life.
That doesn't mean I live unhappy or untrue. It just means that for some reason I have difficulty letting go and EMBRACING new habits that would help me to live whole & healthy on a consistent basis.
It's been said that something becomes a habit when it's practiced for 40 days.
That's why I signed up for 40 Days of Yoga.
That's why I've decided to take the next 40 days to EMBRACE eating healthy.
That's why I decided to share this journey with you, on this blog, like it's a daily journal of sorts.
That's why I've decided that for the next 40 days I'm going to intentionally live TRUE to the way I envision myself living MY very best life.
I hope you don't mind, but this series is geared more towards teaching myself how to embrace what I consider to be WHOLE living for ME.
I'm not wise enough to share what YOU might need to be doing to live whole and healthy for who you are. I will be sharing healthy recipes and tips for living healthy. I'll be sharing what I consider WHOLE living to be and why I believe it's important to LIVE TRUE to the purest part of who you are.
I'll be sharing Every. Single. Day.
I hope you won't mind.
It's the direction I've chosen to take my life for the next 40 days.
If it's not something that interest you I totallllllllllly get it. If you gain a few tips and good healthy recipes along the way I'll be delighted.
Thanks for the love & inspiration you send my way every day.
What are your intentions for the New Year?
Are you striving to live healthy and whole?
What does WHOLE living mean to you?
As the series moves forward I'll be adding 40 Days of Healthy Whole Living to this post.
Happy Happy 2013!
Here's to Living Whole & Healthy!
Thanks to Jen & Stephanie for always inspiring me.
You glow & grow in my heart each day!
40 Days of Healthy Whole Eating & Living:
Day 1: Eliminate & Embrace
Day 2: Walking in the Rain 
Day 3: Healthy Color-Coded Grocery List  
Day 4: Stock the Fridge with Healthy Food
Day 7: Pearled Barley Veggie Soup
Day 8: Choices
Day 9: Baking Healthy! Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
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  1. What an amazing post! I think that we all allow ourself to be our biggest bully. I love the 40 day yoga challange! I love that you are allowing yourself to not stop yourself from what you really want to accomplish! Look forward to reading your journey! I've got faith in your goals! You can do it! <3, Amy

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Amy! xo

  2. I can't wait to follow along on this series, Teresa! Love it! xoxo

    1. Robyn!
      You sweetie!
      Thank you!
      Delighted you'll be following along!

  3. I'm delighted to follow your journey AND join you in the 40 days of yoga! Knowing you are doing it with me will help inspire me and keep me dedicated. See you soon at Bainbridge Yoga House my friend!


    1. Yeah!
      Hey Sweet Tammy!
      Looking forward to the journey of 40 days of yoga.
      What would we do without Bainbridge Yoga House to call home?

  4. Yay! Good luck!!!! I'm on a similar journey... for 56 days (8 weeks)!

    1. Yes!
      Looking forward to following along Lori!
      The egg & tomato & avocado breakfast looked so good this morning!
      Did you ever check on Stevia for sweetener?
      Best of luck to you!
      Here's to a healthy 2013!

  5. What a great post!! You can do it!!!!!

    1. Thanks sweet Brandi!
      Happy Healthy New Year!

  6. You are an inspiration Miss T! I regularly read your blog to get my inner sparkle on and will anxiously follow this series on my own way to a better, if not best, 2013! Thank you and Roll Tide :-) Hugs, PW

    1. You just made my day in more ways than one!
      ROLL TIDE! ;)

    2. Hi Miss T...just figured out how to go back and view your sweet comment back to me. Just wanted to say, you have a Duck Buddy now! Have a dear friend who is also our Bama Buddy and it has been such a joy to cheer for one another, way across the country. Congratulations big time for the BCS National Championship Miss Tide :-) So, so enjoying your series...thank you sincerely. Hugs, PW

  7. i love this! can't wait to see how this pans out :)

    1. Thanks Kalli!
      YOU inspire me everyday!

  8. SO excited for you on this new journey... and so excited for US as we get to come along for the ride! Be blessed!

  9. I can't wait to follow your series...and to pick up some great new healthy recipes!!!

    I know the Yoga House will be so HAPPY to see your sweet face there for the next 40 days! ♥

  10. Oh My Gosh!!!! You totally hit the nail on the head (or whatever they say) for me!!!! I so want to do a 40 day fast of things I know God is telling me to "let go" of and here you are saying the same things I am feeling!!! Thank you for getting me back to where I need to be...40 days here I come!!! Looking forward to recipes and companionship on this journey...let's GO GIRL!!!!!

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