4 Week Challenge: Starting on a Whim

I'm turning 30 in about 8 weeks. I want to celebrate it with something special. A party, out of town trip, special dinner, new gadget. Anything just to mark my 3 decades.

Yesterday, after carrying Mila most of the day (I forgot to bring her Saya carrier when we went Trick or Treating), I realized I'm not as fit as I've been 5 years ago. I got so tired my arms and legs were starting to buckle. Come to think about it, I get too tired so easily these days. I don't think I can keep up with Mila the Energizer Bunny much longer.

When I look in the mirror, I'm not always loving what I see. My clothes don't fit me anymore. My tummy - let's not even go there. Hey, I know I'm still "skinny" compared to most. But I'm not lean. My weight is all fats, I think. I'm even bigger and heavier now than when I was pregnant with Mila.

I know the reason. For the past 14 months, I had been making up for the pregnancy days when I gave up on chocolates and cakes and ice cream. I had been eating devouring sweets after sweets and even replaced a meal with just more sweets. Pre-pregnancy, sweets are treats for me. Now, they're a part of my daily routine. I know I'm not alone with this dilemma. That does not make it any more right.

So as I was carrying Mila around, with her pumpkin basket overflowing with candies, I decided what I'll be doing special for my 30th. I'll have a 30-day challenge for myself so I can welcome my 30s with a fitter, stronger, healthier me. The challenge - NO SWEET TREATS.

Sweets are my happy and stress food. I need to find a better alternative. They give me that high energy in a blast and when I crash, it's haywire. I don't know how to count calories so don't ask me. I just know I eat too much.

Did I mention Mila's big pumpkin basket? Yes? Well, that will stay in the house on display. And next to it will be a picture of a better looking me from eons ago. It will be my temptation and my inspiration. I understand taking sweets off my diet is not enough but it will be a start.

What's the end goal? Get my self to feel healthier. I want a happier me, not the grumpy fatso I feel I am. If I can easily keep up with Mila running around all day, that will be a great achievement already. Having smaller, ehem, waistline will be a bonus. I will attend a formal party on the second week of December and I will celebrate my success with a fabulous, sexy, new dress.

So without further ado, November 1, today marks the start of my no sweets diet. I am starting this on a whim so forgive me if I may sound unready. I am not ready. But there's no more excuse. As most of the time with me, those that are unplanned are those that get completed.

Follow me in thisjourney and wish me luck!

No sweet treats for 4 weeks? Challenge accepted!
Ps. I dubbed this a 4 week challenge because 4 seems a lot shorter than 30. I'm just trying to psych me up so please agree! :) 



27 comments:

  1. No sweets?? Oh my! I don't know. But i wish you luck. :) i should think of something for me self. I want my old body back too.

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    1. Thanks! I need a lot of luck with this. Haha

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  2. Good luck on your tough challenge! I'm guilty too of not having a healthy life style. I hope I'll be able to make time for exercise for good health and long life. Let's be fit and fab, mommies!

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    1. Exercise is next on my list. I actually started na nga din, Inspired by this challenge

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  3. I'm actually craving for sweets right now, and I'm thinking of buying a gallon of ice cream or a box of cake tonight.:) Lol.:) Good luck on your challenge. Ako siguro next year na lang. Hahahaha!

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  4. Good luck to you! Same tayo actually. I was so slim after I gave birth because I barely had the chance to eat. Now I keep on munching, and most of them are sweets, so I should follow you!

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    1. Go na. Challenge yourself too! Kaya natin to!

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  5. Thankfully, I'm not a sweet tooth so I don't have a problem if I don't get to eat sweets. :D I do love pasta...and pizza... haha!

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    1. Oh, I love them too. I still eat lots if carbs but not more then the usual. Sarwp kasi eh

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  6. I need to follow your rule. And add to it chips and pizza too. Super hirap na yata. Hay. Good luck to you on your journey! :)

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    1. You too, challenge yourself din. I wish successful ako sa kalokohan ko so I cwn inspire others too.

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  7. Ok, so I wish you luck for this challenge. But I think its not just all about no-sweets at all. You may exercise as well and avoid eating fatty foods, more so live a healthy lifestyle. Cheers!

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  8. I figured that too. I actually started exercising already. No Sweets challenge will really be my first step to a healthier me. Small things muna so I don't get overwhelmed and quit.

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  9. Good luck! I don't think I can give up sweets yet. hehehe! I remember Lucy Torres gave up sweets too from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, not for diet but as sacrifice yata.

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    1. Ay, gusto ko yan. Lucy Torres ang peg! Great motivation. Hehe.

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  10. Good luck! I eat sweets pero controlled as I noticed when I go deprive myself, the more I crave for it. But then that's me.

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    1. I should take a queue from you Ms. Que! I realize now I saw you at the CoKid Lab. We were just about to leave and you came in for the next batch. :)

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  11. Good luck with your challenge!
    I read somewhere losing weight is really 80% diet (food control and moderation) and 20% exercise. Controlling what we eat is almost always the harder part.

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    1. Thanks Aggie. I like that 80% diet since I cannot focus on exercise yet

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  12. Good luck on this mommy! I love sweets so giving this up might be really HARD for me. That's why I run or go biking to at least "offset" the sweets I ate :)

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    1. Uy, I loved biking too. I don't know why I gave it up. I think as with everything else, I just don't know how to find time for it anymore. :(

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  13. I am sure you could do that - it will be hard at first but a total worth it thing!

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  14. I think it's possible. It's just a matter of saying No frequently this season

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  15. Good luck! I'm a sweet tooth and I also want to try this challenge I want to lessen my sugar intake.

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  16. Good luck to you and cheers to a healthier you! :D

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  17. I'm actually doing something similar. Pero 30 challenges for 30 days for a simpler, greener, healthier, more conscious, more balanced me -- I know it's crazy. I'm thinking of adding this to the list of habits I want to start and sustain for 30 days. I just haven't felt ready yet -- I love my sweets! :p Good luck with this challenge. I'll be following along with much interest :)

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