I thought about doing a ‘clean eating’ challenge this week. You see, I’ve kind of fallen off the healthy livin’ wagon. Traveling messed up my eating – 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 didn’t sleep much at all. Basically, I woke up on this glorious Monday not feeling very hot.
So I thought, “Let’s do this! A challenge! No more processed foods. No added sugar. And definitely no booze. None of this, none of that.” But then I thought… “Mehhhh, but what about my coffee creamer? I probably shouldn’t be drinking coffee at all on a clean eating week…” I started to waffle. Not too many things can motivate me to give up coffee.
Instead of thinking of all the things that I don’t want to do this week, I’m going to focus on ADDING things in. Isn’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 – and deserves to be treated, too. I’m hoping that a week at home with no traveling will make this easy. Or at the very least – easier.
Anyone want to join me on the Add, Not Subtract Week? What are you going to add in?
Thought of the Day:
“Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.”
I love this idea! With the cold weather, I tend to not drink enough water. I go for more hot tea. No, it’s not necessarily bad, but I don’t drink nearly enough! I’m going to add in more water this week. Make of point of getting the right amount of water and then maybe this cold I caught from my son will go away a little faster! Good luck this week! I hope you feel better!