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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

What 5 Days Of Eating Clean Did For Me

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Well, the reality is that I was supposed to post my 'after' 30 day pics from eating cleaner next weekend. And I could post pics, but they will look the same as the first ones because honestly my challenge didn't really happen when I had hoped it would. I kept doing that vicious cycle of starting over again and again.

But, this past weekend I joined the clean eating challenge on Facebook, and I have to say that well, for the most part I stuck with it. I am finding (I hope) my balance, and my lifestyle plan. I plan to post my 30 day pics on January 1st.

But I did want to show you these. And no, not because I really need to get my nails done. But I have been having problems with achy joints, unable to close my hand completely etc. After 5 days of ditching most of the processed food, I could close my hand completely.

Then I had an over-indulgence day - and not to say that these won't happen from time to time. And I don't plan to feel guilty about them when they do. But by the end of the day I noticed that my toes were really hurting again. And that my hands were sort of achy too. And yep, this was as far as I could close my fingers.

Not saying that eating cleaner will make any aches and pains go away that you might have. I of course am no doctor by any means. But this is just what I have noticed with 5 days of eating cleaner.

The 'challenge' on Facebook is over. But my plan is to continue on as this isn't a diet or a quick fix. This really has to be something that I can do lifelong to make it a real deal. So I'm off to a good start. Stay with me as I continue my journey. Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated.

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