Yesterday my eyeballs popped open at 6am (with a little encouragement from Sara).
Realizing it was Sunday, I tried to convince myself (and Sara) to go back to sleep. Then, I remembered I had a lunch date, and excitement took over and I was wide awake!
I couldn’t wait to meet up with my girlfriends at Parkville Coffee House! They were hoppin’ yesterday. I love seeing that little place busy. I enjoyed a Ginger Green Tea and the quiche of the day.
They have a nice menu. Of course, the only thing I have ever tried was the Quiche because I love it so much.
Mary had the Frittata (she chose to have it on a bed of greens but you also have the option of having it on bread) and Kristen had the Mediterranean Chicken sandwich. Both looked delicious and may have convinced me to try something new next time. (maybe)
We sat outside while we ate and chatted and then ventured inside to their upstairs. The upstairs is so cute and the décor makes you feel like you have walked in to someone’s home (in the 70’s). There are four (4) living room type sitting areas and two kitchen table areas. A great place to get comfy and enjoy some girl talk.
Two and half hours later, I was on my way home feeling grateful for having such positive women as friends.
Yesterday was also….
And it wasn’t too bad, in fact, it seemed pretty easy. I think the first day excitement along with visiting with girlfriends for a chunk of the day really helped.
So much of doing something like this is just making up your mind to do it!
When I go in to competition prep, a switch gets flipped and it is what it is. There are no other options. That’s kind of how I am treating this. I KNOW I feel better, look better and act better (less irritable, less anxious, less snappy) with out sugar in my life. I want that back.
There are no other options.
It’s not realistic to say I am never going to eat a dessert again, but I just have to clean the slate, press the RESET button so to speak. Get back to a once a week treat, instead of every day.
Having so much sugar in my diet causes me to make other poor food choices because food doesn’t taste as good when I’m overflowing with sugar. So, I eat more searching for flavor or just make junky choices because I am trying to get that sugar fix.
You know something else having so much sugar causes, that I didn’t even realize until this moment? I spend more money! It’s that feeling of wanting MORE of something, ANYTHING. Hmmmm, I never really thought about it until now. I totally do that.
Oh my gosh, I just remembered something else. Several weeks ago I wanted some sort of chocolate candy thing (it was probably around Easter) and Justin talked me out of it. On the way home, I told Justin I was going to drop him off and then go shopping for some jeans. He pointed out that he thought the only reason I felt the need to do that was because I didn’t buy that candy. I just wanted SOMETHING!
So, today is Monday, Day #2.
There are twelve (12) of us in this so far, including Justin and I. I am pumped about that!
Make sure and use the hashtag: #runningfromsugar anytime you post or comment on social media so we can all find each other easily.
How did everyone do yesterday? Did you notice anything about your habits?