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Although the great State of Georgia has reopened, I’m still practicing social distancing. I’m also giving up gluten. But, enough about gluten. For some accountability, I’m posting my May goals.
Goals + Gluten
I’ve known that I have a gluten sensitivity since 2015 but have failed miserably in eliminating gluten from my diet. I’m a self-professed lover of all things carb, especially bread. I don’t know if it hails from my childhood and being a picky eater. I grew up in a family of carnivores but, as a child, I wasn’t too fond of meat. Well, I do like bacon so I’m not totally weird. And, my mom makes the best biscuits on the planet. Biscuits, bacon, and homemade jelly is the best comfort food ever with a close second being any warm bread–with or without butter.
Besides potentially causing other health problems, when I consume gluten it has side effects ranging from anxiety to not being able to focus. How can I reach my goals feeling this way?
Common Side Effects of Gluten in Gluten-Sensitive People
- gas and/or bloating
- joint and muscle pain
- brain fog
Gripes and Gluten
I try to get my gripes out before I start working on or towards my goals. I truly believe complaining makes the process feel longer and harder than it is. Let Philippians 2:14 guide you; then speak life.
Before I speak life, I’m going to acknowledge the things I’ll miss about not eating gluten.
- homemade biscuits
- soft, delicious bread
- easy to prepare meals
- this awesome chocolate chip cookie cake
Grit and Gluten
Grit, not grits.
I am resolved to live a healthier life. Last year, I had several pockets of time where I was completely gluten-free. I felt good and my skin glowed. I deserve better so I’m giving myself better food and snacks.
My goal is to go until May 30th without eating gluten. If I can find a promising gluten-free birthday cake, I’ll have one for my birthday. Who knows, maybe I’ll be so committed to this new lifestyle by then I will choose something else…
May 2020 Goals
I struggled with setting goals for this month. We are in the middle of a global pandemic and my family is, for the most part, staying inside. It almost feels counterintuitive to set goals at a time like this. But, eventually, the world will move forward again so I need to continue living well.
- No gluten for 30 days
- Lose 3 pounds
- Lower carb and sugar intake
- Pray for 10 minutes, five times a week
- Bible journal once a week
- Study the bible for ninety minutes 5 times a week
- Complete online workouts with my sisters, led by my husband
- Stick to my daily routine
Home + Family
- Organize family photos
- Deep clean laundry room
- Organize kitchen cabinets
- Clean out closet
- Organize and purge makeup
- Complete container garden and balcony mini-makeover
- Reschedule JTs ACT exam
- Help JT study for AP exam
- Clean Carpets
- Hang art
- Complete DGPR website
- Pitch one new client each week
- DGPR: 2 blog posts per month
- MakashaDorsey.com: 3 blog posts per week
- Makasha’s Facebook Page: 1000 total followers
- Makasha’s Instagram: 1400 total followers
- Makasha’s YouTube: 100 total subscribers
- Complete prayer journal
As I embark on this month’s goals, I’d love some accountability. If you like, shoot me a message here so we can partner up.