For some reason when I walked into Con Law this morning, there were two huge trays of brownies next to my spot in class. Don’t worry though; I didn’t eat any ! They smelled quite delicious, but I wasn’t even tempted…at all! I suppose in all fairness, brownies have never really been my thing so they weren’t that hard to resist; but still if they’re there…hehe.
Anyways, we’ve come to the end of the Eat Clean Challenge, and it’s time to slowly reintroduce the “banned” items. Honestly though, what I’ve noticed is that I don’t have a real desire to eat much that’s “unclean.” Just last week I was so excited to have a triangle of “Laughing Cow” cheese, but when it came to packing it with my lunch and snacks for today, I really didn’t want to. What happens when I think about consuming something like cheese or pretzels, or something, I mentally feel bloated, and sometimes even ill. Considering I feel that way just thinking about that, I don’t even want to actually consume them. If there’s something I want that was on the banned items list, just the idea of bloating and feeling yucky aids me greatly in portion control, if not completely turning me away from it.
Also, I’ve noticed that my hair has become much healthier—growing faster, shedding MORE (as if I need to be shedding more hair!). And my skin is SO soft. I’ve always been blessed with generally good skin, but I can’t believe how soft it is now. I was rubbing my tummy last night…yes I was—silly I know—and I couldn’t stop. I was just so amazed. It was so soft, like rubbing a baby’s bum. Perhaps even softer!
It’s great. The Eat Clean Challenge really is so great, as is eating clean in general. It’s not meant to be easy, but overall it wasn’t bad at all. I mean, I had a few cravings here and there, but I made a decision, I committed to it, and I think I quite succeeded in it. It’s definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made so far this year, and it’s still only January! I’m also really proud of everyone who joined me in this challenge!
21 days. 21 days was all it took to build these good healthy eating habits. 21 days is all it will take for you to build these good healthy eating habits, and any other habit you’d like to make or break. Of course, breaking a good habit can happen as easy as blinking your eyes.
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS!