Have you ever just gotten to the point where you feel like you’ve just had enough? I devote a LOT of time taking care of my mom, but not as much time as I should to caring for ME.

Later this month, I’ll be turning plenty-nine and next year I’ll be hitting a big milestone birthday and I REALLY don’t want to start another decade feeling fat, exhausted, stressed out, and not wanting to be seen. So, I’ve decided to do something. I’m taking inventory of the things that could be better in my life and I’m changing them. I know I won’t ever be perfect, but I *know* I can be BETTER!

High on the list are taking charge of my weight and my health. For the past three weeks or so, I’ve been testing out a ketogenic/low carb way of eating. I do my best, but I’m not super strict about it. I try to be good most of time, but I’ve got tools to help me stay in ketosis and I love them. Taking care of my mom is stressful enough that I’m just not at a place in my life where I’m going to lose my shit over whether I can eat an apple or not (and believe me, I WILL be eating my piece of birthday cake on the 20th)!

Anyway, this journey is kinda new and I’m learning it all as I go along. I have been hesitant to share it, because there is this little voice in the back of my head that says, “What if I fail again and everyone sees and I look stupid?” But you know what? Screw that. It’s been 3 weeks and I’ve lot 10 pounds and when I succeed, I will look and feel AWESOME? (IN YOUR FACE, self-doubt!)

Sharing my journey here gives me some accountability and hopefully a community of friends who are working to be better too!

What part of your life are YOU ready to make better?