Be Starving Yourself

 

I was out walking the hills today with a protein shake in my hand in an area called the Cariboo, not the animal caribou, the region Cariboo.   

 

I was looking at the dark green plants and the lush trees and then I got looking at the soil.  The soil looked rich, it looked vibrant. It was alive! 

 And then I realized that I have been starving myself, unknowingly for many years. 

I didn’t feel rich.  

I wasn’t vibrant. 

Nor would I describe my energy level as alive. 

 Yes, I ate three square meals per day like my parents told me.

I ate fruit, vegetables, protein, grains, milk products and probably too many healthy fats.  (I love my nuts!)

I even would only eat three quarters of the bag of Costco chips and sometimes I would only sneak down and eat half of the leftover birthday cake. 

 I was never satisfied with what I was eating. 

 I never felt full. 

I never felt like I had enough. 

I think I was literally starving myself. 

Craving salt or other minerals. 

 Looking for protein in all sorts of sources. 

 Seeking vitamins but forgetting to take my vitamins. 

 DRUM ROLL PLEASE… 

 Enter into my life a protein shake product that has whey from New Zealand cows that are grass fed and get milked when they want to be. 

 STOP THE PRESS those OTHER protein shakes or milk products I was consuming may have been made with cows that are injected with antibiotics because of the feed lots that they live in and get stuffed with growth hormone because they don’t produce milk when they are scheduled. 

DUDE… Antibiotics, growth hormone, my body was hurting for certain. 

 BUT, back to the shakes.  

I LOVE THESE SHAKES!   

Can you feel the excitement? 

 I feel full. 

I love the taste. 

I feel satisfied.

I have energy. 

 I can do ANYTHING! 

  

I did my first triathlon just over a week ago after consuming a shake.  I played competitive volleyball for TEN YEARS and never felt as good as I did during these two hours swimming, biking and running twenty years AFTER my retirement from volleyball.  

I am no longer starving my body, my mind or even my spirit. 

 Full of gratitude for ALL that I can do. 

Overflowing with blessings because of this product that has enriched my life in so many ways. 

 Come watch the journey unfold.

Checkout my facebook page: Joanna Jenkins Cann or follow this blog. 

This post is dedicated to my unfolding team: Krista, Tony, Colette, Sarah, Robyn, Joan, Kim and of course my Sexy Neck husband. 

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