September is here and for me it always feels like the start of a new year. A time to start fresh and set some goals and resolutions! I think it feels more like a fresh start for me than January, and must be permanently engrained after so many years in school…anybody else? With that being said, my main goal for September comes down to my diet, which as I’ve said before is currently based firmly on the principles of TREAT YOURSELF and can only be described as “unsupervised child at a birthday party”.
I think with so many races, trips and events going on over the summer my diet took a back seat to fun #noregrets; but with the fall coming and my social life settling down (cue tiny violin) it seems like a good time to get my act together!
My plan for the next 21 days (since that brings me to my 1st Anniversary and my Birthday!) is to do the 21 day sugar detox since sugar and all things baked are my ultimate vice.
My goal is to follow the above with the exception of the dairy column, which I’m also going to eliminate since it doesn’t sit well with me. I’m also going to plan a “cheat day” for this Saturday, Sept 10, for my 50k race because I HAVE to fuel while I run with sugar and carbs…and maybe after #mustturnonwillpower !
To be clear, my goal is 100% NOT weight loss! It’s to break some really bad habits that I’ve formed over the last few months like being more prepared for the week and not eating everything in sight after a long run or a workout! I’m hoping what they say is true; that it takes 3 weeks to form a habit and this will stick…or at least give my body a 3 week vacation from the junk I’ve been putting in it. Either way it’s a win!
I’m hoping that by putting this out there for all to see, it will help keep me accountable and give me one more reason to walk away [empty handed] from the pastry isle at Whole Foods!
Wish me luck!!