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In the last six weeks, my diet changes have put my energy through the roof. You may have noticed that the blog has been pretty quiet recently- I’ve only been posting the podcasts and Traditional Tuesdays. We took advantage of my new-found energy and went on a much needed family vacation last week to Williamsburg, VA and the Colonial Williamsburg homeschooler’s month. We walked about 20 miles in the seven days we were gone between Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. I gained a good bit of muscle and lost some fat. I feel great and I actually gained weight due to the increase in muscle, but my clothes are fitting better. I stayed low-carb paleo through the trip. I’m still very hungry so I’m not attempting to diet or restrict calories, I’m just eating what I need for now so long as it is gluten-free, grain-free and falls within a paleo diet, while my body resets itself. I’ll share more about that and the trip later this week.
CTF is primarily a food blog, but so much about nutritional choices is a natural outgrowth of home-making. I take a holistic approach to all things involving my children, my food and my home. I try, as much as is practical, to be a minimalist. However, due to my health and lack of energy pre-diet change, we’ve had some build-up of clutter in the house and it has got to go. I have all of my children’s baby clothes stored in the basement in big, Rubbermaid tubs. We still have some boxes of craft supplies and books we have’t unpacked since we moved in almost five years ago!
So we’re home from our trip, and I’m pumped up and have the energy to declutter and get the house in order before the holidays. Would you like to come join me? We’ve set up a Facebook group for daily encouragement and sharing.
Thirty Bags in Thirty Days begins October first. The challenge is to remove at least one bag to the garbage, charity or giveaway each day. You also work to make sure everything is organized and in the right location. This will prepare the way for new holiday gifts and a less stressful holiday.
I’d love to have you come join me! I know most moms complain they there is just too much stuff in their house. Fall is a great time to declutter, because you can use the extra space and time for the holidays. In the group, we’ll be discussing decluttering strategies, getting family members to help, guiding children is releasing their attachment to unneeded items and more.