September always feels like the start of the new year. Coming off the lazy days of summer and kids going back to school, it’s the perfect time to set new goals and give myself a challenge.
Currently, I’m half way through a Whole 30. If you’re not familiar with this popular diet, it’s basically a whole foods, 30 day reset. While I usually don’t follow any single diet theory, I wanted to challenge myself and this is one that I believe has some solid nutrition principles (some of which I already adhere to). So, here I am, not having any grains, dairy, soy, alcohol or sugar. Sound scary?? It kind of is. I’ve been putting it off for a very long time, doing versions of it, but avoided playing full out.
I won’t lie, it can be challenging at times. And I’m certainly not being perfect about it. But I am eating way more vegetables and I’ve seriously upped my cooking/meal prep game!
I’ll give a full review when I’m finished. But for now, I’m enjoying the challenge and learning more about myself and my food habits.
My question to you is this..what will your challenge be as we wrap up summer and head into fall?
It doesn’t have to be anything grand…and it definitely doesn’t have to perfect! Just pick something that is realistic for you. Then, build upon that. Motivation comes once you’ve created some momentum.
It can be as simple as drinking more water. Or adding one more day at the gym. Or eating out one less meal a week.
So go ahead and challenge yourself. Try it for 30 days and see if it becomes a permanent habit!
p.s. If you're not sure where to start, check out my private Facebook group, Everyday Healthy Habits where I offer tips, motivation and support!