I thought about doing a â€˜clean eatingâ€™ challenge this week. You see, Iâ€™ve kind of fallen off the healthy livinâ€™ wagon. Traveling messed up my eating â€“ my meals were super sporadic and definitely lacking vegetables. I drank way too much coffee, too much wine, and not enough water. I slept odd hours (really odd hours) or didnâ€™t sleep much at all. Basically, I woke up on this glorious Monday not feeling very hot.
So I thought, â€œLetâ€™s do this! A challenge! No more processed foods. No added sugar. And definitely no booze. None of this, none of that.â€ But then I thoughtâ€¦ â€œMehhhh, but what about my coffee creamer? I probably shouldnâ€™t be drinking coffee at all on a clean eating weekâ€¦â€ I started to waffle. Not too many things can motivate me to give up coffee.
Instead of thinking of all the things that I donâ€™t want to do this week, Iâ€™m going to focus on ADDING things in. Isnâ€™t that a better what to think about healthy living, anyway?
ADD: Water, water, so much water.
ADD: Regular exercise.
ADD: Sleep. Sleep in a regular pattern. Early to bed, early to rise.
ADD: Regular, balanced meals.
Basically, treat myself the way I know my body likes to be treated â€“ and deserves to be treated, too. Iâ€™m hoping that a week at home with no traveling will make this easy. Or at the very least â€“ easier.
Anyone want to join me on the Add, Not Subtract Week? What are you going to add in?
Thought of the Day:
â€œDonâ€™t confuse your path with your destination. Just because itâ€™s stormy now doesnâ€™t mean you arenâ€™t headed for sunshine.â€