In October 2016 a friend challenged me to give up gluten for a month. After only five days I noticed significant changes in my ability to focus. I had no idea that wheat was what was causing my brain to feel like I was living in a constant fog. Since then I have noticed that without gluten I have more energy, am less hungry, and that I rarely experience food cravings. Sure, I get hungry, but I no longer feel that I must consume any specific type of food. Without gluten I am eating more fruits and vegetables, rice, and while I do eat meat I am consuming more plant-based proteins. Without gluten I also notice less pain and swelling in my hands and knees.
Taking a Daily Walk
Making time to walk each day takes discipline. To help maintain my resolve I started taking one photo each time I walk as a way to visually document the effort. Some days I walk because I want to, but on many days I walk simply so I can post a photo.