october goals & september success

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September was hugely successful as far as sugar free September goes! I'm very proud of myself. I haven't had soda since august 31st, I haven't had sugar since august 28th. I weaned myself off a couple days before September so I wouldn't totally detox. I still had a couple days of headaches, fuzzy head, sleepiness, just feeling blah.

I feel great! I can walk through a grocery store and stare down sugary items without even wanting them. I can go to a wedding and birthday party and not even think twice about saying no to cake. I haven't had pumpkin spice anything!

I was also working on my sleep in September. I was pretty successful with this. the weekends are still a bit crazy, but I know that will change as the weather gets colder.

I did ok tracking, certainly a goal I still need to work on. heh.

my workouts petered out the last week and a half. definitely need to get back on track with that.

unprocessed October starts tomorrow. if you don't know what that is, google it and join the challenge. I believe this will be my 3rd year doing the challenge. it's a great way to reset after summer and before the holiday craziness begins.

along with eating whole, unprocessed foods i'll be working on me and my mental health. I have chronic stress. I don't even need to research what that means or see a dr. I just hear the term and say, yup, that's me! that being said, my mental health is my number one priority next month. I have got to let go of some of this stress. I have got to find myself and see what works to make me happy, healthy, calm, at peace, etc.

I know working out is good for stress management and getting healthy and something I really do enjoy doing when I'm not making excuses to not do it. so my goal is to workout all 31 days of October. it's been a very long time since I've had a streak that long. lets see what I can do!

so that's it. a small list, but a lot of work. I'm feeling very motivated and positive about this next leg of my journey.

as far as sugar goes, obviously eating unprocessed foods will eliminate allowing sugar back in, but I am going to allow myself desserts, etc that are homemade from scratch. I made muffins and couldn't eat them, I have lots of zucchini bread to bake. haha. but i'll definitely stay away from it as much as possible. I feel good and I don't want to lose this feeling. I know sugar has a huge impact on me. I know I was addicted. the addiction was more of a habit rather than a need so it was easy to get past after the first couple days, but it's a gateway drug for me.

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    Congratulations on your achievements! I've been sugar free for 2.5 months (only fruit once a day) no soda, no artificial sweeteners, nothing at all with added sugars. It was hard at first, as I also was addicted to sugar, but now I feel so much better. If you (like me) feel sugar is a gateway to other bad habits, stay away from it, you don't need it. Keep eating clean, find a workout that will keep you wanting more (they do exist!!! It was yoga for me, great for letting go of stress) and love yourself, you are worthy of all these good things you do for you. Danny.
    1992 days ago
  • LIZ324_NYC
    2025 days ago
    good for you! get back to those workouts, the longer you go the harder it is to start back up.
    2027 days ago
  • DJOLIVA1973
    Soda is a problem for me so congratulations on being soda free. Keep up the good work.
    2027 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    I'm currently on vacation in Alberquerque, NM. Have a nice week.
    2027 days ago
  • VANCE13
    Keep up the good work
    2027 days ago
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