Happy April my lovelies! Can you believe the first quarter of the year has already came and went? I feel like I was just downing champagne at our NYE party! Oh well, it’s April Fools Day and quite frankly, I have no intention of fooling anyone. I’m just not good at that kind of thing. Instead I’m going to do the exact opposite. Instead of saying something completely false, I’m going to be truthful and commit to some things to help make me a better me!
I like to think I make a solid attempt at living a healthy life style. Am I perfect? Far from it. Do I cheat? Absolutely. Can I push myself harder? You know it. And that exactly what I’m going to do. In a reasonable way of course. I was reading The Gluten-Free Yogi because her blog popped up in an Udi’s e-mail that I’m subscribed to! She recently turned 30 and is now looking to challenge herself for 300 days in 10 30 day segments. Each segment has a different commitment. I thought to myself, I can do that. I’m 30 days behind since she started in March, but I can start April 1 and have a new challenge a month for the rest of the year. That is exactly what I’m going to do. On the first of each month, I’m going to re-introduce that month’s challenge/commitment and recap the previous month! So without further ado, here are my challenge commitments!
Do you want to join in? I never said it was going to be easy, but I truly believe it will be worth it. The beauty of this challenge is that each month you can choose what ever commitment you want to choose! If you have zero desire to try eating gluten free for a month, then focus of trying something new! Running or working out isn’t your thing? Focus on walking for 10+ minutes a day if it’s something you didn’t already do. To me, the entire idea of this is to step out of our comfort zones, challenge ourselves in areas we want to improve and try new things! That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
Here are my clean eating plans:
- Cut out as many processed foods as possible
- Eat lots of plants – fruits and veggies – anything that comes from the ground, tree, plant or bush
- Include lean meats – chicken, turkey, fish, seafood
- Whole wheat – I will still be eating bread, but less often. Only whole wheat bread will be in my diet. Pasta will be avoided, but I may have a whole wheat pasta dish or two over the next 30 days.
- Eat more often. I already eat smaller meals, but no every day. My goal is to have 5-6 smaller meals!
So here we go, 30 days of Clean Eating starts now!