My Next Challenge: Sugar Free Steptember

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.

Week 1:

Type/Day Mon, Wed, Friday, Sun Tues & Thurs, Sat
Breakfast Omelette with Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Capers

Black Coffee

Scrambled eggs with Zucchini and tomato

Black Coffee

Morning Tea Carrot, Celery and Cucumber sticks

Green Tea

½ an Avocado

11 Almonds

Green Tea

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

Rooibos Tea

100g Chicken breast w/Hummus

Rooibos Tea

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

Kristy

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March Challenge – 1st of March 

As mentioned in my previous post throughout the month of March I will be posting a challenge a day. These challenges may only seem little but it’s the little things in life that keep us positive and make us happy so I really hope you’ll participate and challenge yourself this month. 

Today’s Day 1 Challenge is quite simple; I would like you to identify and write down two things that you want to achieve this year. You don’t need to share these with anyone if you don’t want to but identifying them and writing them down will make them more likely to happen. Remind yourself of these two things each week and you will find yourself working harder to achieve these goals. I bet by the end of 2017 you will be able to look back and feel pleased with yourself that you identified a goal and made it happen.  

My two goals for 2017 are: 


Goal 1: Spend less money on unneeded items. This is something I consciously know that I need to do but have never really concentrated on making it happen. The amount of clothes, shoes and jewellery that I have purchased and never worn or worn once is ridiculous. This goal is important for a few reasons: 

  1. So I stop wasting money 
  2. So I can continue to fit all of my things in my wardrobe (I’m already overflowing into a second one) 
  3. So I can remind myself to make conscious desicions before purchasing items

Goal 2: Do. This was basically my New Years resolution. Often in life we have thoughts about things we should do, people we should call or visit or places we should go but for some reason it doesn’t get past being a thought, for some reason we don’t carry it out, we don’t do it. 

I recently had a moment of clarity about this when sadly when someone i know passed away I had the thought to reach out to her and I didn’t act on it, I didn’t do it, then it was too late. I had missed my chance to say thank you and goodbye. So this for me this year is my biggest goal. 

Don’t just think or talk but do. 

Have a good think about two goals you would like to achieve this year they can be anything that is important to you. Don’t forget to write them down in your phone or on some paper.

If you would like to share your goals with me, You can email me at: 

kristymcnairblog@hotmail.com 

Happy goal setting kids!