Good Morning my loves!!
It has been way too long since I last posted. I apologize for the radio silence, but I have been busy transitioning into a new work life! It’s been quite exciting actually. Very different schedule and some adjusting getting used to it but I’ve been having the time of my life experiencing this new chapter of my story. 🙂
Because of this new change though…. I have felt myself lacking in my nutrition department. Maybe because of my birthday and Easter (Cadbury Eggs are my kryptonite) I indulged in way too many goodies. And it’s even harder right now because I am in Canada for the next 2 weeks and kind of forced to eat out everyday. BUT… knowing my body and what it needs, I have decided to do my ‘No Sugar for 30 Days Challenge’!! I feel like my insides could use a little detox from all my sugary desserts I love. Not only have I seen a slight shift in my body, one of the craziest things I’ve noticed from all this sugar I’ve been eating is how badly my skin has been affected. My face has broken out terribly recently and I am not used to it. I read this article (link below) called “3 Ways Sweet Tooth Can Ruin Your Skin” and I was in shock with how much sugar can aggravate the two major causes of acne: hormones and inflammation.
Sooooo who’s up for a little challenge with me?? I’ve done it before and I have confidence I can do it again. I will not sugarcoat it (no pun intended), it’s hard and is definitely not fun at times, but the results are SO incredibly worth it. This is what I will be doing:
• no desserts/candy
• no soda
• no overly processed sugary foods
• natural sugars in fruits, some honey, etc are acceptable
• go until May 25th
I also think its important to give yourself an end goal. Whether that be a reward for yourself or something to motivate you and keep you going when it’s 10:00pm and that warm chocolate chip cookie is basically flirting with you to eat. I am a firm believer that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to. How hard can 30 days be?? Also, if you’re going to be brave enough to try it with me I suggest taking a picture of your body and face/skin. I want to YOU to document a before picture so when our 30 days are up you can take an after picture and compare. I have a feeling you’ll be excited to see your results!! Let me know if you have any questions about our ‘30 Day No Sugar Challenge’. It’s a lot easier when you have people you love doing it with you… so lets do this!!!!
This is very scary for me to do but I hope it gives you some encouragement to take your own before pictures. It’s ok to see and admit to having flaws, we all do. So here are my “before” pictures! I feel like I am more accountable and inclined to finish out the challenge if I share mine with you.