Today is the end of week 4 of the No Sugar Challenge. Sarah Wilson’s ebook has made it easy to follow this challenge. I have slipped up a few times, so far this week I’ve had the willpower to say no to sweets. I did have pizza, but I’m not counting that as too bad. Especially since I really wanted an iced latte from Starbucks yesterday. I was very very close to getting it, but I’m glad I didn’t.
Since I’ve been feeling so good with this challenge, I’ve thought about extending the absolutely no sugar weeks for one more week. So instead of 3 it will be 4. I can’t wait to incorporate fruit back into my diet though. But I have one more week to think about it.
I have been having headaches, especially at work. I think it’s because I’m not eating as much as I’m used to. I don’t sit at my desk all day. Before I relied a lot on being able to snack when I was hungry. This is the first time since high school where I’ve gone hungry through part of the day. I keep almonds and Kashi whole wheat crackers on hand when the hunger becomes unbearable. But I know I need to really start meal planning and make a lunch that will get me through the day.
Overall, things are going great. I’ve been running after work a few days a week for a while and I’ve gotten better at it. Running outside is still a huge challenge because of asthma, but I’ve figured out that running intervals keeps everything in check. I don’t normally need an inhaler, so my asthma isn’t a big deal, but it’s still scary to feel my chest tighten.
It’s been too cold this weekend to really swim, so I decided to do the Bikini Blaster Series by Blogilates. Cassey Ho is so adorable. She’s my hero. I don’t understand how she musters up so much energy all the time in her videos. Here is a link to her Bikini Blaster playlist.