So…I gained a little weight over the holidays. Not a ton, but enough that I can tell and I’m not a fan.
For the past year, I’ve been on this journey to Take Back Me. It ebbs and flows. I had big plans for January but between sickness and a few delayed school days, it has been a bit of a bust.
No more excuses.
Tomorrow I’m doing a self-imposed sugar challenge. I know those of you that have done the Whole 30 have cut sugar out cold turkey, but that is just not realistic for me. However, I know I ingest WAY too much sugar, and it’s time to do something about that.
For the next five days, I am allowed 25g of sugar. That is the American Heart Association’s recommended allotment for a healthy adult. I am not allowed ANY “added sugar”, so all those products with sugar in the ingredients (like breads, pasta sauce, etc.)? No dice. There will be no creamer in my coffee except regular milk, no honey in my oatmeal, no juice, no yogurt, no alcohol…you get the picture. I am allowing myself the sugars that are naturally found in fruits and some vegetables, therefore the reason behind the 25g allotment. (For instance, a small banana has 12g of sugar.)
I believe that life was meant to be enjoyed. A glass of wine and a piece of cake make me happy, so I’m not going all crazy and swearing these things off for life. (I mean, really, that would be insanity!) But I do know that I eat too much of it and that’s probably a big reason that my body does not look the way that I want it to, even given the exercise that I do.
Five days is not a long time. I know I can do this (I say as I shove a handful of M&Ms in my face.) It is my goal to do this several weeks in a row, allowing myself the weekend for a splurge or two. Then, ideally, I’ll be hyper away of what I’m putting into my body.
Repeat after me. SELF-CONTROL. WILLPOWER. SELF-CONTROL. WILLPOWER.
Can you do it? Will you join me?