May goals: half way check in
In the spirit of keeping myself accountable, I want to follow up on my May goals now that I've hit the halfway point.
1. No sugar
Honestly, this has been going REALLY WELL. It has definitely been difficult and required some creative shopping and good meal planning but I honestly don't miss sugar as much as I thought I would. Pretty much the hardest thing about this challenge has been that we just moved into a new apartment less than a block from my favorite pizza place and I can't eat it (which let's be real is probably a good thing). I foresee myself keeping the no sugar thing up for the long haul with a few minor adjustments to my current challenge. So far I've lost 7 pounds, 3 inches off of my hips, and 1.5 inches from my waist which I feel pretty good about.
2. Read 5 books
As predicted, this has been pretty easy. I've worked my way through 4 books so far and I am working on 2 more. I've felt pretty inspired by my sugar challenge and have been trying to learn as much as possible so there is a pretty heavy theme in my reading list thus far, but here are the books I have finished:
-Dreaming in Cuban
-The Case Against Sugar
-My Sugar Confection
-No Sugar Year
Currently, I am working on:
-America is not the heart (this is an audiobook I've been listening to when I driving, cleaning, or otherwise occupied)
-The Orphan Keeper
3. Be active (30 minutes a day)
So far I've been able to hit 30 minutes (most days I have been averaging an hour) every day so far. Whether I go for a walk, do a class at the gym, or do pilates at home.
I know this is a super short list, but I kept it that way so that I could really focus in and realistically accomplish my goals. Overall I am feeling really happy about where I am at with things. I feel a lot of pride and accomplishment in having actually followed through with my goals and I can't wait until the end of the month when I can say I made it all the way. I start a new job this week so I am definitely expecting things to be more difficult for the second half of the month but I am pretty confident I can stick with it.