Sugar Detox 2013 And A Few “Resolutions”

Get ready for this!  Sugar Detox 2013 is on like donkey kong!

This is my first time doing this, so I’m not sure how or if it will turn out, so bear with me.  I admitted that over the holidays, I didn’t do my best at eating Paleo, and I’ve accepted it.  But now it’s time to move on and get back on track.  One way I knew I ate crap was that I felt like crap.

Junk in=junk out 

One of the rockin’ upsides of going Paleo was that I wasn’t bloated anymore.  Say what?  This has led me to believe that there was something else that was still bothering me, even while being gluten-free.  I know dairy is a culprit, and while I have no problem with Kerrygold butter, I do have issues with too much dairy (cheese).

The hardest part over the holidays, is when you’re at you in-laws house and they go out of their way to get you gluten-free goodies, and you want to say no but can’t.  My MIL stocked up on gluten-free bagels from Gluten-Free Creations Bakery in Phoenix, AZ, and it hurt so good!  I paid later but it was worth the price…or so I thought.

Come Christmastime, I gave up giving up and ate the Italian gluten-free thumbprint cookies my dad had made me.  When your grandmother is/was a good cook, it’s just plain hard to say no to a passed down recipe.  Nostalgia anyone?

gluten free Italian thumbprint cookies

After complaining to talking with my friend, Casey, she suggested we do a sugar detox come January 1st, and I said yes!  We don’t have a strict ‘diet’ plan or are following any rules, we’re just doing it cold turkey.  She is only eating squash that will give her some sugars, and I will stick to berries if I do eat anything.  I did make some apple chips and almond butter apple sandwiches, but those were mainly for Emma.  The kid loves fruit and it’s hard as a mama to say no.  Lucky for Casey, she doesn’t have anyone to tempt her!

I have been proud of myself for not eating the peanut clusters, fudge, and peanut brittle that’s been staring at me since Sunday.  I know I felt sick after eating it, and will keep feeling sick if I do eat it.  So that’s out of the question.

Whatcha think?  Want to join me on this Sugar Detox 2013 for one whole month and see if you don’t feel better.  I’m SO ready to kick this sluggish feeling and get back to bouncing off the walls while chasing Emma around.

*If you do need a plan to follow, check out Diane Sanfilippo’s 21-Day Sugar Detox here.

new year's resolutions

As for the “resolutions” (which is a word I don’t like), this is what I came up with:

#1: Exercise

kettlebell from gofit

That may mean in the form of walking (which is totally underrated), or getting hot and heavy with my brand new Kettlebell!  It was a Christmas present from my MIL and I’m stoked to get after it.  Casey and I are drumming up the idea of a workout video that can be shared, so stay tuned.  A video did come with mine but I have yet to check it out.  I was also going to look into Wellness Mama’s workout regime, since she’s a big fan of zee Kettlebells.  Seriously, who doesn’t have time for a 10 minute workout?  I know I don’t!  Just kidding.

#2: No Spend Month or Spend Less Month

keep calm and stop spending

Since the holidays are over, and I am assessing all the junk stuff that has now taken over my home, I’ve decided it’s time to pare down a bit.  I was inspired by this post from Paleo Parents to TRY to spend less.  Remember when I did the post on Dave Ramsey and keeping a budget?  Yeah, I so need to get on that.  How can I teach Emma about doing and following a budge if her mama can’t get it together.  Focus on the NEEDS versus the WANTS!

#3: Get Organized

get organized

In other words, get my s*%$ together!  I’m so tired of being so overwhelmed that I can’t get anything done.  I know it’s my choice to take on too many tasks, but I’ve always been that way, so I relent.  I did get hooked on The Happiness Project, which motivated me to clean my closets…but now that book is lost in my tower o’ books to read.  Hmm, I’m thinking I may need to pick that puppy up again and get this motivation train going.  Woo Woo!

What about you?  Any resolutions or goals you are wanting to achieve, or do you just laugh in the face of danger at people like me?

Note: photos from here, here, here, and here.

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