Today I announce my goals publicly. Stating your goals publicly helps ensure you will complete them. I want you to help hold me accountable. Cheer me on when I succeed and hold me accountable for my actions when I do not. Why? Well, confession time. I’ve gained around 7 pounds over the past few months—yikes!
Challenge? I have a bad habit of thinking I need to eat to stay warm in the winter. Poor excuse? Absolutely, but it is mine!
Some may find it hard to believe but I am human when it comes to my eating habits. I like sweets. Good news...they are typically organic. Bad news...they all have calories and sugar! They all create fat with lack of physical movement or eaten in excess.
I also love good food in general which is obvious from my restaurant meal posts.
So beginning today, I’ll be sharing my journey of what I am eating, drinking and my exercise routine over the next four weeks. I hope it will inspire you to “play along” in some form or fashion. Spring is knocking on the door so let the games begin!
Day 1: Sugar detox. How? Stop eating sugar and eat real food.
Eating real food is easy. Not eating a few sweets daily, is NOT.
Green breakfast Smoothie: 2 cups water, 3 c spinach, 1 c kale, 1/2 apple, 1/2 banana, ¼ c blueberry and 1/4 raspberry, 1 carrot, ½ c raw sweet potato and 2 T flax seed. Last but not least, my Juice Plus whole food concentrate which adds another 17 fruits, vegetables and grains. Made it through breakfast but that's easy.
Gym: interval training on eliptical and weights (leg day).
Lunch was wild green salad with nuts/seeds and a cup of quinoa on the side. 3:00 p.m. Snack was sweet potato salad with walnuts and almonds, about one cup. Sweet potatoes make me feel like I'm cheating!!
One mile walk with Mr. Beau.
Dinner: Wild green salad, heirloom tomatoes with homemade oil and champagne vinegar dressing. Quinoa and black beans as my main with around 6 organic corn chips.
Now it is getting tough. Craving dark chocolate or something sweet bad! I had a few close calls where my fingers were on the chocolate and I put it back. Instead I had a tablespoon of almond butter.
Self talk starts, " I control food. It doesn’t control me. I am finished eating for the night. Sugar harms my body, it does not heal or perform a functional purpose"
Water for the day: 9 cups!
I’m going to celebrate making it through Day 1! Good food, exercise, hydration and no sweets.
I have a personal accountability partner as well. We will support each other daily and connect live at the end of the week. If you know what to eat, having a personal accountability partner is truly the key to success!