19 January 2013

Happy 2013! My motto this year is "Eat well. Run well. All is well." We are becoming a Paleo family and are functioning on the 80/20 concept currently; 80% Paleo, 20% other. I'm very proud of my husband and kids for jumping into this with me - I feel so strongly about our family's heath and wellness, and truly feel the Paleo lifestyle is one we all 'get' and agree we can live! If you're not too familiar with what it means to be a Paleo family, I would encourage you to start with www.paleoparents.com. This family is awesome but super low-key & practical as well :) My husband and I are in the beginning stages of getting our running legs back aka building the base in prep for an April 20th trail half-marathon. I'm excited, and have also realized how much ground I've lost since the marathon we ran in November 2010. But, I am determined. One of my spiritual encouragements comes from Hebrews 12:11. It says, "No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way." (NLT) It applies to every aspect of who I want to be as a person, friend, wife, and mother. I've come to accept that nothing I truly want of long-term value in life will happen without the encouragement of this verse. May you find spaces of peace in your life as well as you journey on your strongest life!