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slow and steady wins the race, right? but it's not a race ...

Sunday, June 08, 2014

At the beginning of May I started a "clean eating challenge." The goal was to eat nothing but unprocessed foods, exercise and drink plenty of water for the next 30 days. I did really well ... for the first 10 days or so. Then I just fizzled out. I think I was starting from the wrong end.

I was there before - eating unprocessed foods, exercising daily, drinking lots of water, feeling GREAT! But that was after months and months of putting all the little pieces together. This time around I tried to do it all at once, no building up to it. No wonder why I burned out.

So I'm back to square one. Baby steps. I'm going to start by tracking all of my food. I'll try to eat healthier, but I'm not going to be gung-ho all-or-nothing about my choices. I'm not to that point yet. Right now I just need to make sure that I'm aware of what I'm eating, when I'm eating and WHY I'm eating.

I'm going to attempt to get regular exercise. At least 20 minutes of movement a day. If I miss a day - no stress allowed! I'll just try harder to get that movement in the next day.

Water's really not a challenge for me. I love my water. I'd rather drink water than pretty much anything else out there. So I'll continue to drink my water.

Yeah. That's all a good start. I'm easing back into things this time. No pressure. I want to have fun with it and learn from it. And make it a lasting change instead of an event. :)
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  • BILL60
    Sounds like a god plan. Good luck.
    2306 days ago
    I think too often we try to be all or nothing and when we slip we get discouraged and thing why bother, I cant do it anyway. Baby steps is the way to go. Celebrate the victories...all of them and never let the slips ups keep you down.
    2306 days ago
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