This week I challenged you to try something new! As promised, here is a re-cap of what I tried that was new this month:
- As I mentioned yesterday, I tried a new exercise class. The class is called Barre and it’s a combination of Ballet-type Barre work, pilates and a bit of yoga. It was FUN and my legs were burning the next day. So even though I work out consistently, by trying something new I really pushed my muscles. I’ll be continuing this class for a while for sure!
- I also did a two-week cleanse. This was challenging for me, but so worth-while. I described how I ate in this post, so no need to repeat that. Here I’d prefer to share my thoughts and results. After two weeks of eating ultra clean, I definitely felt great, lost a few pounds and best of all, I really eliminated my sugar cravings. Our household eats quite well, but we do enjoy our sweets. After the holidays I was getting into a “3:00 square of dark chocolate” habit. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with dark chocolate, but when it’s a habit, not something you really want to eat, maybe you should question it. After two weeks of no dark chocolate, I no longer craved it at 3:00 everyday. In fact, I’m not quite as interested in sweets overall as I was – and that’s a good thing in my book!
- Finally, I really upped my usage of Essential Oils this month. And it felt great. I was able to replace some of the chemicals in our house with pure essential oils and I found dozens of new uses for them! So excited to investigate my oil of the month – Lavender starting next week!
So, how about you? Try something new? Or at least have concrete plans for trying something new? Share them please!