You may or may not know by now that I love a challenge.
I regularly try to do new things, things that scare me and things that challenge me to better myself.
An example of this would be; I went Go Karting the other night, after much hesitation what felt like months of saying no I finally said yes. I was incredibly tired that day from a few back to back nights of interrupted sleep. As we waiting for our turn on the track I could feel myself growing more and more anxious. I never liked to be in control of small vehicles even as a kid I always wanted someone else to steer or to drive so the thought that I was supposed to drive this little kart as quick as I could around a winding track made me feel so anxious I thought I was going to throw-up in my helmet. But I did it, I put my foot down (not very fast mind you) and made my way around the track. It felt like I was on that track for hours (actually only 15 minutes) but I did it, I am now confident that if for some reason I get talked in to Go Karting again that I can do it. Put the fact that I was a Grandma driver aside, I was proud of myself.
So for my next challenge not only have I agreed to participate in Steptember which is a challenge to walk 10,000+ steps a day for the month of September in order to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. I have also decided that I would participate in Sugar free September.
If you are interested in supporting me through my double challenge this September, you can donate via this link: https://stept.io/vsd1ipG all monies raised will go to children and adults living with cerebral palsy.
I would love to hear from anyone who has done a sugar free challenge or who lives sugar free. I am super interested to see how I feel after the month and will be sure to get back to you with some details.
Also if anyone would like to join in with me, please hit me up. Comment, message or email me I would love to talk about the process, the ups, the downs and be of support to you throughout the 30 days.
The only way I figure I can get through this challenge is to be organised, so I have drawn up my meal plans for the month which I am more than happy to share with you as I go.
|Type/Day||Mon, Wed, Friday, Sun||Tues & Thurs, Sat|
|Breakfast||Omelette with Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Capers
|Scrambled eggs with Zucchini and tomato
|Morning Tea||Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks
|½ an Avocado
|Lunch||Grilled chicken breast with Green Beans and Sweet Potato||Tofu w/ Broccoli, Green Beans, Corn and Brussel Sprouts.|
|Afternoon tea 1||A Green Apple
|100g Chicken breast w/Hummus
|Afternoon tea 2||11 Almonds||Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks|
|Dinner||Lamb Cutlets w/Cabbage, Onion, Garlic and Zucchini||Tin Tuna and Mixed Salad|
|Dessert||Protein Shake||Protein Shake|
I would say that I am a healthy eater generally. I write meal plans and do my meal preparation fortnightly. I will admit this year I have become quite a fan of cake, my taste-buds shifted from being all about the savoury food to all about the sweet food, but hopefully after Sugar Free September this will not be the case anymore.
So wish me luck and again reach out if you are interested in participating with me or if you have any advice for me to get me through this coming Sugar Free Steptember