I’ve had many people tell me this goal I have is quite a lofty one . . . and it is.
And so in one week my journey begins. Am I a little apprehensive? Yes. Having second thoughts? Sometimes. Am I a little afraid I am in over my head? Yes, but I do take comfort from Elliot’s words that this experience will only help me!
The past 6 weeks I have been participating in a Bootcamp from Moxie Full Body and while I had so much fun doing it, and did pretty well, I know I could have done better and dedicated myself more and probably ate a little less junk food. But, I want to show my before and after pictures mostly as a visual reminder of what I accomplished in 6 weeks at about 80-85% effort over-all (I was 95% food compliant). This will help motivate me to see what I can accomplish at 100% for more than 6 weeks! Because let’s face it, one of the reasons I was not 100 had to do with sugar and too much of it. I think visual reminders are so important because without them how do we gauge where we have been and where we need to go?
All I know is I have so much more progress to make and I am not going to get where I want to be without hard work!
I’ve had a few people ask me what my 360 Days of No Sugar entails. And while I’ve detailed a little of what it means in my original post, I’m going to break it down here.
My biggest goal is to stay away from treats and sweets, but if a packaged good has over 5-7 grams of sugar in it, it is a no go (I don’t eat a ton of packaged goods, but am setting this parameter just in case.
Foods that are a NO!
- Candy Canes
- Candy Corns
HAHAHA I just had to 🙂
Continuing On . . .
- Ice cream
- Baked treats (cake, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Packaged treats (Oreos, Thin Mints, Little Debbie Brownies, etc.)
- Candy & Candy Bars
- Adding sugar to foods
- Sodas & other sugary drinks
- Chic Fil A shakes
- Chocolate of any kind
- Decadent desserts like cheesecake
- Sugar Cereals
I am not going to dictate an all-inclusive list because that would get too long, but basically it if falls in one of the categories above it is off-limits except on my special days!
Special Days on which I can have a treat!
- My birthday (August)
- Anniversary/Christmas (One day, not both)
Below are the items that contain sugar that I can have because I need them for my fitness goals. As much as I’d love to survive off of tons of eggs, chicken, cottage cheese, and greek yogurt for my protein sources having a fast, easy and delicious option like protein powder is going to be necessary to make it through this year.
- Fresh fruit (or packaged fruits with NO added sugar. Like applesauce. But I don’t eat much fruit besides fresh anyway)
- Protein powder (the powders I use technically have like 1 gram of sugar, but they do use zero calorie sweeteners to sweeten
- Stevia in moderation
This week is going to be a break week for me. Mostly because I am waiting for my back to heal (pretty sure I pulled a muscle 2 weeks ago) and because, being honest here, I am going to get in a few of my favorite treats, hopefully in moderation of course. I don’t want to negate all my hard work these last 6 weeks.
So there you go! 1 week until this crazy adventure begins!