Monday, January 28, 2013

Here We Go...

Matthew 19:26 "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible"

I would say this verse is accurate for my first post because I never saw myself writing a blog. Quite an impossible thing in my eyes. And I'll admit my hypocrisy...I don't really even read blogs. Whoops.

So why write one now?

Well I'm still figuring that out. I have to say, God has a way of having you do something you didn't plan even before you realize what you are doing. I've experienced that on more than one occasion. Even as I'm typing, I'm thinking "What am I DOING? I'm writing a BLOG??"

Yes. I'm writing a blog. Ok, now that that's settled...What is the purpose of this blog?

Here's the short version:

In recent weeks my family's health has headed downhill. Nothing too serious, but enough to make me stop and wonder what is going on. So I've decided that before we get sent to another specialist that will just prescribe some medication for my daughters, we are going to try and fix it at home. 

I have been on a journey for my own health for the last year already. Last year I finally got angry at myself for being overweight. I started eating right and exercising and was able to lose 55lbs. (Yay!) I started cutting out sugar and adding more protein to my diet, building muscle, and in August I even started (Gasp!) RUNNING. Another thing I swore I'd never do.

So I've already been on the bandwagon for a year (minus the holidays...I mean, come on, who doesn't eat sugar at Christmas?) and now that I see my daughters having digestion problems, I think we need to take this thing a step further. 

We've always been a relatively healthy-eating family. I don't buy Twinkies and Coco Puffs and my kids eat their veggies every night. So that's why I got so frustrated! So we have decided to (drum roll please....) start eating CLEAN. 

The purpose of this blog is to share all of my first-time experiences with others out there that are just as clueless as I am. I don't know anything about eating clean, but I want to learn. I don't know much about running, but I'm learning as I go. I am continuing to find new ways of keeping my home a happy, clean, organized place to live. And most importantly, I'm ALWAYS learning how God wants me to keep my heart and my spirit clean. 

Home-Belly-Spirit Cleaning. 

There ya go.

I have to give a shout-out to my husband Chad, he thought of the name. It's a little weird, but it made me laugh.

Here is to another first - my first blog! And here is to not failing miserably at it!


  1. Kudos to Chad for a neat blog name. I know you have the talent to express yourself well whether by writing or singing. Keep it up and I hope it all goes well.
    Dad (Dave)

  2. Thanks for the support Dad! And I'll pass along the kudos. :)