March 28, 2013

Wellness Wednesday--on Thursday

It seems my hopes of blogging every week seem to get impacted by LIFE! How dare my life to get in the way of blogging. Any tips from those of you who make this a part of your week would be wonderful to know. Lately with all the dietary changes it is enough to get to dinner and then add the kids activities and homework loads and well....NO BLOGGING.

OK you have heard enough about how I would love to be able to blog more about my Healing New Normal. For the first three weeks I was really noticing a positive change in my energy level and pain level was going down. As of late I am experiencing my pain level increasing. I am pretty sure it is directly related with how I handle the stress in my life. I also notice a decline in energy with me not fitting working out in...even my slow walk on the treadmill makes a difference. So to highlight what I believe needs to be part of my New Normal to feel optimal results is:
  1. 8 hours of sleep each night
  2. 64 + ounces of WATER a day.
  3. Limit caffeine intake to once a day first thing in morning.
  4. Stop trying to replace my sweet fixes with baking gluten free/dairy free treats (this has become a little passion of mine).
  5. Be certain to have my InflamaCore smoothie as breakfast or lunch because it keeps me full and satisfied and fighting the inflammation internally.
  6. At least 30 minutes of stretching and walking each day.
  7. Prayer throughout the day to hand my concerns of the day to God and lower stress level.
  8. Be Thankful!
  9. Look into doing WHOLE30 after Spring Break to cleanse body of sugar and other addictions.
  10. Take more pictures to be reminded of how God uses creation, people, and moments to spread joy into our lives.
  11. Start linking up to a new Wellness Wednesday Grab button for Wellness Wednesday
There you have that I have blogged all this I can be held accountable to it. I would love to hear from some of you about how you stay committed to your wellness. I have been so inspired by reading others blogs and hearing the stories of how God reveals our best to us. Below are some pictures of how my New Normal has impacted packing kids lunches, what I take to bible study pitch-in, and others. So glad you stopped by to see how we are spreading joy at the Walpole home. I will hopefully have many moments of joy to share after our Spring Break.

This is my first attempt at a crumb cake. All gluten/dairy/oat free.

So amazing how much I love Coconut Oil!
Finished dish smells so yummy. Next time I will not cook it as long since it was a little too dry.

 This is what I made on our SNOW DAY IN MARCH this week. My kids favorite french
toast is with Croissants. I of course made me two pieces from my
Udi's bread and enjoyed all the other items.

 This is my amazing K-Bug. The girls love to do fashion shows and take pictures.
She looks so beautiful and grown up here!

Aaron and his class buddies. They were learning about Economics and
had to create a product to earn money. They made a candy wheel.
Emma is the fourth one in on the left. This is her club volleyball team.
They ended their season with 2 matches won and 1 lost. She loved it so much!
Thanks for Stopping By,
Shari Walpole

1 comment:

  1. Better late than never! Glad to have you joining us on Wellness Wednesday.

    That crumb cake looks so yummy - and gluten free?! Are you going to share the recipe? :)