Let me just say, that I am so thankful to all of you doing this challenge. I find you all so motivating! Anne because of her dedication and well rounded diet, Christine for her evening workouts (UGH!), Sarah for her abs (for real yall), Melanie for making a fit lifestyle happen with two small children (and I am excited about your vegan food haha), Kathleen because you have seriously ROCKED this past month, and of course Heather and Mary because you ladies just live the life. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to me!
This summer ready challenge is not just about looking good for summer. It’s about digging deep to uncover our BEST selves! We can do this and we are doing this. Let’s keep building the momentum.
Today let’s share how we are succeeding. Share the most important components of your plan so that we can all learn from each other.
Here are mine….
-Choosing real food every time
Even if I don’t make a meal plan, I make sure that 100% of my food is real food.
This is not for everyone but removing sugar from my life has proven to be one of the best things I could have done for my progress. I never get cravings anymore and even on the days that I am super hungry and eat more than usual my progress isn’t derailed because my calories are still much lower overall then they were before when I would have days of eating nonstop sugar. And that is definitely why I quit. Once I had a bite it was always a day of nonstop sugar. I do not miss it one bit because it’s way more trouble than it’s worth.
-Getting in at least 20 minutes of exercise
This really keeps my head in the game! No matter what time of day, if I get a workout in my mind is set on healthy. It really regulates my hunger too. It’s so weird how that works.
-Having coffee or a low calorie drink instead of eating
First, it is very important to fuel yourself properly for your day with whole, nutrient dense food. But our minds like to play tricks on us! I know mine does anyway. It tells me that it is time to eat something when I actually do not need any food at the moment. If I feel the urge to snack or to keep eating after a meal, I will make coffee or have some almond milk or a kombucha to kind of satisfy the urge.
What things are helping you succeed in your journey right now?
Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge!
My workout today was different because when I went to do my workout On Demand, for some reason was redirected to these workouts called The 20s. How have I missed these little gems??? They are short but man did it burn! The faces tell the tail haha.
I’m posting my food in the comments section tonight so that we all can just bask in the glory of Anne’s grocery haul…..
Ah, so beautiful. I know I am not the only one who gets excited over stuff like this.
What is helping your success at the moment?
How was today?
Does healthy food excite you?
Have a great night!
And send me pics of your journey! firstname.lastname@example.org