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This is going to be a short one. I’m so tired, but I didn’t write anything yesterday. I have a horrible memory so I have to get this out as soon as I can.

I decided to give myself 40 days to get used to eating even cleaner than I usually do. It was challenging in the beginning to stop eating carbs in the afternoons. I usually eat rice, quinoa, noodles, or something carbohydratish with dinner. I missed it, I really missed it. Now, not so much. I’m learning slowly, that most things I “want” are just conditioned behaviours (habits) that I’ve made for myself over the years. It’s hard to recondition myself, but I’m on my way.

I started the no sugar challenge to see if how difficult it would be to stop using all things “sugar”. I wanted to force myself to look at all ingredients in everything I put on my food and therefore in my mouth. It was only supposed to last 7 days. I didn’t find the challenge to be challenging at all. Except of course, for the no protein shake thing. That killed me. I’m reintroducing only the protein powder (which has stevia) for the next 2 weeks. Yep, that’s right, I’m extending the no sugar challenge to another 14 days. I post my meals nearly daily on Instagram (@chongsiam), and sometimes on Facebook cheryl.chongsiam@facebook.com.

Physically, I have a weird challenge set up for myself. I wish other people would join me, but I wouldn’t even know how to find a group like this. If anyone has any ideas, let me know!

wall-handstand

Physical challenge 1: Giving myself 3 months to do a handstand (Beside a wall or … not). I don’t know why I want to do a handstand. They just look so cool. I’ll have to work on my upperbody strength, but I’ll be following these steps to see if I can do it. STEP 1 (flexibility and strengthening) and STEP 2 (5 min/day practice).

Good luck to me!

Cheryl