Hey! Hey! Hey!
It’s the first week of June and its 58 degrees today in the Bluegrass. I have on a sweater. June+Sweater=Not.A.Happy.Camper! Where is the HEAT?! Bring it on! I’m ready for ya!
Anne and I concluded a 30 day challenge yesterday. I don’t think I mentioned it but the day after Derby we started a challenge of no alcohol and 100% clean eating for 30 days. We already eat pretty flippin clean but we wanted to jump start our healthy habits for the summer. Guess what? We did! I loved every single thing about this challenge and I appreciate all the things I learned about myself. One of the big differences for me wasn’t the weight loss or the energy (which was awesome, don’t get me wrong!) but the clarity of my mind. Anne and I live a very busy lifestyle. We work hard and we play hard but when you take alcohol and dining out (we pretty much cooked every meal) off the table, it’s amaaaaaazing what happens. What exactly happened? Well, I was WAY more productive! I mean WAY more. Now, lets not get it twisted…by nature I am a go getter. I’m not a lazy person but when you’re not sitting around shooting the bull with friends and drinking cocktails it’s down right incredible the stuff you can get done. I mean….I shocked myself people! Some of the things that happened over my 30 day challenge:
1. I redecorated my bedroom and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Oh and the Peddlar’s Mall is like my bestest friend. This is not a new revelation, we have been close for years but then I found this and now we are even better friends! A new lamp for my bedroom:
2. That I have the patience to get my hair done! I know that sounds crazy but this girl despises sitting in a chair getting my hair colored, but my patience really showed up during this challenge.
3. My energy was so high that some of the things I used to dread doing, I jumped to do! Like mow the grass and spray for weeds. I’m still not going to weedeat….nothing changed on that front:
Those are just a few of the things that I noticed in 30 days! I honestly loved it. There were moments of struggle but anything worth doing has those. I really liked those moments too because it caused me to really pay attention to WHY I was struggling. I realized some things about myself. I learned what I need to pay more attention to and at the end of the day, if you can learn something about yourself, make changes or stop behaviors….your way ahead of the game in my book!
Off to the next challenge…..