There is no doubt that it was easier for me to stay healthy whilst in Spain. The heat, swimming pool and delicious salads made it easier for me to eat healthy and move more everyday. It’s when I’m home I seem to struggle, especially with sugar and caffeine. I just get so tired with the kids etc… so it has to be done!
I know I said that I wasn’t going to ‘give up’ anything but as things are going quite well and want to keep moving in the right direction I decided to give up processed sugar. As well as wanting to be healthier I have given up sugar due to the horrible fatigue I have been feeling ever since having cancer as a way to try and help combat that. I am on day 6 now and it is going well. Apart from on day 4 when I accidentally had sugar in a drink I didn’t realise it was in (we will come onto hidden sugars in due course) but basically…. I have been making some ‘clean’ desserts as fab alternatives, including these delicious Cocoa Coconut Bites that are also a hit with the children – win win!
Moving wise I have taken the plunge and hired a personal trainer to make sure I keep exercising regularly and get the most out of my workouts. I will be starting with her on Thursday so in the mean time I keep moving and getting out and about and my Davina DVD’s whenever I can. Even when it was raining at the weekend, hubby the kids and I all got our wellies on a headed into the woods for a long country walk, heaven!
So 36 days in I would say that one thing that has been interesting is the effect I believe it is having on my children. They are getting out and about more and their diet has definitely improved as I find healthy or clean alternatives and – if I’m honest – I don’t want to be tempted by them eating something yummy I’m not allowed so I’m not giving them things I would have on occasion before. All in all I believe it is having a positive impact on the whole family, which is only ever good news in my eyes.