Creating this blog is something I half considered for a while and seriously considered only recently. What did I have to offer that hadn’t already been said? Would anyone read it? Do I have enough knowledge of the process and of myself to do this? The biggest thing holding me back was the thought of putting myself out there to be judged. It was and still is terrifying.
I have been sharing my success with my friends and family on Facebook. I’ve received more support than I could have imagined and I will forever be grateful for that. Having people who try to understand your process and notice the change in your appearance and health is so valuable. The thing I appreciate most is that every single person has been accommodating and patient, never criticising or judging my food choices and even making food they know I can eat. As a result of sharing my journey I have had more people than I ever thought I would, reach out to me and ask me to help them get started. Some have started and been very successful, some have started and either continue with some but not all of the ideas and others have started and stopped. Regardless of where their journey takes them I am so glad I can help them to give it a try. That right there is the reason I am starting this blog.
I've received so much support and help from others doing keto and it has changed my life, so I want to pay some of that forward. Opening myself up, expressing my deepest feelings, joys and fears and making myself completely vulnerable is a terrifying thought. This will also make me stronger.
This blog will be about exploring all of the things that I've found the most rewarding and also the most difficult about this journey, in the hopes that it will help others. I’ll share with you the things I’ve learned about keto, the mental journey, the physical journey and most importantly the things I never would have expected to experience, both good and bad. This will be a completely honest and open account of my journey so far and as I continue to experience it.
I have learned a lot about myself as a result of my keto journey. It has been an emotional roller coaster at times, but most of the time it’s been a positive and life improving experience. I hope that you all (assuming anyone reads this), enjoy coming on this ride with me.