Recovering from addictive habits, ridding my body of toxins, and resetting my health.
As some of you may know, I recently decided to embark on a new health journey with Arbonne's 30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge. For 30 days I am pressing the "reset" button on my body to detoxify, destress, and improve my health. Today marks Day 15, and I've made quite a few realizations to share with you.
1. I am addicted to caffeine.
Who doesn't love a warm cup of coffee to wake up to every morning? And another to get through your work day? And maybe another before you hit the gym...
I was obsessed with caffeine until about 10 days ago. The first 5 days of my 30-day challenge exhibited some of the strongest will power I've had to exert. I'm talking constant headaches, exhaustion, attitude, and having to chew gum to get rid of my coffee craving. It may sound extreme, but caffeine addiction is REAL. By Day 5 I conquered it. (Thank you, energy fizz!)
2. I can survive without chocolate.
This is something I never in my wildest dreams even WANTED to attempt. So why did I do it? Digestive problems, skin conditions, you name it: I chose to take 30 days off of sugar not because I had a problem with it but because it stopped serving me the way it should. We can all have too much of a good thing sometimes. This leads me to my next point...
3. I'm not perfect.
And it's okay. We are all human and we all have our setbacks. Now let me clarify one thing: 30 Days to Healthy Living is not a diet. If we think about lifestyle change as a "diet" and as a list of things we "can't have," we surrender ourselves to the vicious cycle that is modern diet culture. We cheat, we fail, and we start over again with a "new and improved way to reach your dream body!" I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that's not how it works. If there is anything this challenge has taught me, it's the reaffirmation of my belief that cutting things out can be good sometimes, but everything truly is okay in moderation.
4. I am stronger than I think.
And you are too. Tracking progress is key to success, and if I wasn't proud of 15 days without my favorite Pinot Noir then I am doubtful I would see the point of 15 more. I won't promise you that changing your life will be easy, but I will promise you this: you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to.
Interested in taking 30 days to press your "reset" button? Reach out to me! I'm happy to answer any of your questions and even set up a fitness plan for you to follow while you start this amazing lifestyle change. I'm here for YOU!