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Saturday, January 15, 2011

My 10 Day Challenge!!

I am a major chocolate lover! In the month since my daughter has been born, this has only been more and more apparent to me. I think many of you can relate to sitting down at the end of a long day and wanting to just relax...Well, I am the same way. Except, I don't just sit down and relax, I also add a chocolate bar, chocolate cake, or really any kind of chocolatey dessert to that routine. It has become a bad habit, because I end up inhaling tons of sugar!! All day long, I eat wonderfully healthy foods, but then at night, I shove sugar in my mouth, and I hate that feeling.

My whole life is about healthy living. I am a fitness instructor, nutrition consultant, personal trainer, and healthy living blogger. People come to me continually to ask me about nutrition, fitness and health. I love it!! Healthy living is my passion. But, then here I am at night sitting on my couch eating junk like I don't know any better.

That is why I am on a 10 day challenge to cut out desserts and food that has more than 15 grams of sugar in it. In my own journey to better health, I wanted to take a look at my weaknesses and try to strengthen them and do better.

I am not a fan of starving yourself of any treat. I believe that if you eat in moderation or have treats once in awhile, you will stick with your healthy lifestyle better. I am also a big believer in not having your food vices around and available if you feel like you can't control how much you eat. I would like to sit down on my couch at the end of the day and have a couple of pieces of luxurious organic dark chocolate, but lately, I am not doing that. I am going overboard.

I think partly it has to do with a lack of sleep from having a newborn. But, it also has to do with thinking that dessert is my reward and a way to de-stress. That is just not a pattern I want to continue.

Why am I telling you this? Well, I think that blogging about my daily challenges with this goal will help hold me accountable. I would love your support and thoughts, and if any of you want to join me on this journey, I would love that too!

I start my journey today - Jan. 15th. So far, so good!


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