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 – 6th of March 

Hello Monday.

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Today’s challenge is a practical one. This stems from my constant need to be organised. When you are cluttered at home, in your car or at work you can’t focus or be efficient.

Today, I would like you to clear some space whether it’s your work desk, undie draw, cupboard or car. 

We all have way too much “stuff” over the days, months and years we accumulate so many things. Some things are useful and beneficial to our lives and other just take up space and clutter our minds. Today’s challenge will encourage you to clean a space even if it’s only one, it may be something as simple as your desk at work or your pesky bedside draw. Set aside a little time to de-clutter this space. Throw out what you don’t want, need or use. Throw away anything that is out of date. Clear the crap, clean the area then reorganize the space.

Reasons to de-clutter:

  • You will feel better. Having a tidy space allows you to relax and focus
  • Less clutter means more space (providing you don’t buy new junk to replace the old junk)
  • De-cluttering a space makes it easier to clean that space regularly
  • Having a tidy, de-cluttered area makes you more proactive, you can find items easier and in turn save time
  • Clutter gathers dust, get rid of it and breathe easier
  • You might make some money, selling a quality item that you just never use
  • Your second hand items, donated to charity will help people in need

Today I have decided to de-clutter my bathroom draws. Basically I haven’t done this in a couple months which is poor form for me. I usually do this every month. One of these draws is at the point where I can’t open it without having to push something down with my finger and I slide the draw out. That embarrasses me. 

Here is one of my draws before:

 

Here is that same draw after:

  

I already feel a million times better knowing these draws are tidy and organised.

So hop to it. Choose your space and de-clutter it!

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