I’m now in the second half of my Clean Slate journey.
Today figured I would recap the details of the challenge for those who are reading this for the first time, and as a little encouragement for me to keep going!
My 3 main goals at the beginning of these 30 days:
- To stop texting while driving.
- To start a daily meditation practice
- To complete a 30-day Clean Slate challenge and blog everyday.
texting while driving. It’s a challenge not too. Not only texting but any phone usage at all. I’m certainly more mindful of it. I often find myself sitting in my car before I go somewhere or when I’m leaving just answering texts and checking emails… this is good. Car is in PARK. No one will die. this is a difficult habit to break.
daily meditation practice. This has been especially hard. I really like when I do it, but oftentimes I just wake up and start my day and before I know it… I haven’t done my meditation. This is something that needs to be a “upon waking” sort of thing. Like, eyes open, go meditate. Or else it won’t happen. As it happens, I just read a great article today with some meditation suggestions.
blogging and Clean Slate challenge. As you can see, I have been faithfully blogging each day. And with the exception of a couple of sugar exposures (hard not to do when you cook for a living) I’ve been wiping that slate clean! My workouts have been awesome! I’ve been practicing yoga at least 5 times a week and I try to walk everyday. Check below for the specs of the Clean Slate. I would say the most difficult things are: avoiding sugar completely, electronics curfew, and getting enough sleep. Those last two might be related. 😐
Eliminating Inflammatory Foods/Beverages
sugar (all sugars besides fruit, includes coconut sugar, maple, honey, etc.)
grains (corn included)
legumes (peanuts and soy included)
Consuming Clean Foods/Beverages
junk-free smoothies (like a blueberry avocado smoothie!)
meats like grass-fed beef, pork, and bison
poultry like turkey, chicken, etc.
seafood like salmon, mahimahi, sardines, oysters
fruits (like in smoothies or for workouts)
nuts/seeds (can be inflammatory)
natural processed foods like protein powders, nut milk, nut butters, etc.
Neghar Fonooni’s Lean and Lovely Kettlebell training
lots of walks
beach volleyball (I start at the end of the month!)
7-9 hours of sleep per night
Electronics curfew an hour before bed (9 pm for me)
Breakfast: Banana Egg White Superfood smoothie
Snack: 24 oz. Veggie Juice
Lunch: BananaBerry and Avocado Smoothie and a Better Booch.
Dinner: Poblano Chicken Soup