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  • Writer's pictureAmber Jensen

Grounding Challenge: Day 3 and 4

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

Day 3:

On day three the biggest change I have noticed so far is my hunger! Not snacking in between meals has really allowed my digestion the chance to rest.It is honestly refreshing to feel my stomach growling before each meal. It feels good knowing that my stomach rumbling is a sign of my digestive enzymes at its peak and ready to metabolize the food I eat at an optimal rate. I’ve never considered myself a snacker, but there are so many times through out the day that I find myself mindlessly taking bites of food, weather its to test if the food is the right temperature for my baby or finishing my preschoolers sandwich because I don't want it to go to waste. Making a conscious decision to not graze on food between meals has made my digestive fire feel stronger than ever and I’m very grateful for that.

Day 4:

I woke up at 4:45am to the sound of my 4 year old crying and begging me to cuddle her. She insisted on wanting to get up for the day and I could tell in her whiny high pitch tone that she was completely exhausted and sleep deprived. I knew that If I got up at 5am when my alarm was set to go off that she would be awake and throw a fit to get up as well. As much as I wanted to follow my grounding schedule and stick to my daily wake up time at 5am, I wanted my four year old to be sane and not be off her rocker all day even more. So I took one for the team and turned off my alarm and snuggled my girl until she naturally woke up at 6:30.

Yes, this extra hour and a half of sleep was nice, but what I learned from this was that my mind instantly went into a spiral effect of reasons not to commit to my other health pillars. At 7:00 I laid awake in bed along with my husband, 4 year old, and 1 year old. My Pilates class was at 7:30, but my mind was telling me all the reasons why I should skip it. “You already didn't wake up at 5am like you were suppose to”. “Maybe you need to start the whole ten day challenge over again tomorrow”. “Just skip the workout and have a family morning”. As soon as I recognized the spiral of excuses, I flew out of my bed like my ass was on fire and I yelled to the family, “Its time to go to workout”. I definitely didn't feel like going,so when I got to the yoga studio I rewarded myself by buying a coconut water.

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