Foodie Friday: Take Action!

Take Action

So much has been heavy on my heart heavy on my mind lately. Everyday I have worked to be a better version of myself and everyday I make strides and progress, and some days I regress then begin to progress and make strides again. Bettering yourself isn’t any easy task as it seems. You wake up and say, “Imma be a better version of myself” and that is as far as it goes; you telling yourself. In life, we have to put more ACTION into our words. More ACTION into our lives. More ACTION into the things we want out of life. Remember, the first step in anything we do is all MENTAL. 
I have been on a transformational journey for almost a year now and I went from making strides to making progress. I am nowhere near where I see myself being, but that is the beauty in the journey. You never know where it is going to take you, but you learn something new about yourself, the world, or other people in each phase. While I have mostly been in the phase of losing weight and being more consistent with adopting healthier habits when it comes to eating and physical activity, I know that over the pass year this is what is leading up to my next phase which dives more into my spiritual side. I can feel it. I can literally feel my spiritual side seeping into my body through my mind, my thoughts, my words. Everyday less of what use to matter doesn’t matter anymore. I am finding that being at peace is more important to me than money and material things. I have seen my growth over the past year and while I am proud of what I have done, I am even more anxious to evolve even more into who I am meant to be. Who is that you ask? Not even I know, but I am excited to meet her as I blown into what nature has intended for me to be. 
Here are some ways that I have been able to evolve over the past year and see growth in the way I think, act, and do, as well as how others views and treat me. 

  • I decided mentally that I needed to change, and that began with recognizing that I wasn’t living up to my full potential, and taking accountability for what I wasn’t doing for myself.
  • The above led me to mentally decided to make my health and overall wellness a priority. This is where the shift began. If you are unaware, what you consume affects every aspect of your life. Changing my eating habits alone gave me mental clarity.
  • Physical activity became another phase after I started eat better. this helped me build stamina, confidence, and the drive to continue pushing on my journey.

I can’t say that I stuck with my journey consistently, that would be false. I’ve had ups and downs, but when I realized my fuck ups and the impact it had I quickly got right back to the plan. 
So, the question I leave you with today is….

How are you going to put forth more ACTION into your life today and going forward?

If you want to keep up with me, or all things J.U.N.K., follow my journey on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.

Meet Elle — Eat J.U.N.K. Food

Hey guys, Elle here! I am so excited to meet you all and tell you a little about myself and my company J.U.N.K. Just Utilizing Nature’s Krops LLC. The mission of J.U.N.K. is to promote wellness through plant-based eating, exercise, and self-care. J.U.N.K. was through my wellness journey. In 2017 and into 2018 I was going through a really rough time. I was in a depressive state of mind, I gained weight, my relationship was suffering, and I was forced to close my business. I knew I need a change because I stopped giving care to myself and I lost my HAPPY. One morning, I woke up and said “FUCK THIS… GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!!!” (excuse my language, but that is tough love to myself). That day, I went cold turkey plant-based. through eating I began gaining the strength I needed to get out of my phase of depression. After my first month of eating plant-based, I began incorporating exercise, and my own daily self-care routines. In no time, I not only lost over 30 pounds, but I was happier than I had ever been, and I gained the mental clarity I needed to continue on my wellness journey which ultimately led me to creating J.U.N.K. By creating J.U.N.K. I was able to share my journey with a wide range of people outside of the ones that saw my transformation in real-time.

In August of 2018, I published J.U.N.K. Food 101: Beginner’s Guide to Plant-Based Eating, a guide for novices and those exploring the plant-based lifestyle. The book made Amazon’s New Release List, a huge accomplishment for me and unexpected. The greatest feeling is when your story can reach others and change lives. Today, I am preparing to release the follow up cookbook, Ea
t J.U.N.K. filled with easy-to-make delicious plant-based meals, exercise and self-care tips. All the things that have helped me and continue to help me on my wellness journey.

I am beyond excited to share my journey with the Female, Single, and Hustlin’ family. If you want to keep up with me, or all things J.U.N.K., follow me on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.