Hodge Podge April 20

Hey loves. Happy Wednesday. How is your week going? We are staying warm inside since Mother Nature decided to give us snow for Spring Break. I am joining Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond  for Wednesday Hodpodge.

1. What's something you wish you had spent more time doing when you were younger? Explain. 

Being a kid more specifically a teenager. Clique I know. I was forced to grow up fast and find out who my true friends were when I was 14 and had my back broken at school. I missed out on a lot, most things teenagers do. I did go to Freshman homecoming and junior and senior prom but that was really it. 

2. Who inspires you to be better. Tell us how. 

My kids. I thrive to be a good role model for them on numerous levels. I want to be around to watch them grow, watch them get married, be a grandparent... I enjoy being able to run around with my kids and being active. This means making myself, my health, my nutrition, my mental state a priority. Everything I do effects them. It means not being glued to my phone/tablet/laptop and spending time with them. 

3. Share a money saving tip with us. 

Out of sight out of mind. I have a spot in the house that I keep cash hidden. When I have extra cash I put it in there and forget about it. The only time I pull it out is for vacation. 

4. It's National Garlic Day...are you a fan? Your favorite dish that includes garlic? 

I do like garlic. We put garlic is most things. Right now my favorite thing with garlic is a chicken stir fry. 

5. Would you describe yourself as decisive or indecisive. Elaborate. 

Both at times. Ask me where I want to go for dinner and I am so indecisive. 

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am two weeks into a four week gut health nutrition program. You eliminate certain food groups and add in others. I was scared to get started but so glad I did. I am feeling amazing. So much energy, less brain fog, sleeping better, not craving sugar (I didn't realize how addicted to sugar I was), not needing coffee to function, and in a better mood. The biggest thing I have really been learning is what foods I have a sensitivity to that I use to eat all the time. I have eliminated broccoli because it is causes me horrible gas is bloating which isn't normal and there are plenty of other veggies that don't give me issues that I can eat instead. I can't wait to see what happens in the next two weeks and when I start adding back in the foods that I eliminated all together. I have another group of ladies starting this program on May 2nd if you are interested. 

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  1. Wow - I imagine a broken back did really affect your high school years. I'm visiting from Hodgepodge.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Having a broken back is no fun.

  2. I don't think we have met before, but so glad to find you on the Hodgepodge this morning. I am an early riser on Wednesday because I do volunteer work, so try to do my visiting before getting ready to leave the house. Good for you on the stomach cleansing. Staying healthy to enjoy life to the fullest is so very important. Hope to meet you here again next week.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Thats awesome that you do volunteer work on wednesday mornings.

  3. I love your tip for saving. great job on the nutrition journey

  4. Wow! A broken back so sorry you must some highlights of your high school years. Good luck on your nutrition program. I started one last week. I like it but it is tough because I am a night owl eater!


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