The Clean Slate Day 16


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:

  1. To stop texting while driving.
  2. To start a daily meditation practice
  3. 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. šŸ˜

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

veggie juices
junk-free smoothies (like aĀ blueberry avocado smoothie!)
meats like grass-fed beef, pork, and bison
poultry like turkey, chicken, etc.
seafood like salmon, mahimahi, sardines, oysters

moderate consumption:
fruits (like in smoothies or for workouts)
nuts/seeds (can be inflammatory)
natural processed foods like protein powders, nut milk, nut butters, etc.


yoga (indoor/outdoor)
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)

Clean Eats


Breakfast: Banana Egg White Superfood smoothie

Snack: 24 oz. Veggie Juice

Lunch: BananaBerry and Avocado Smoothie and a Better Booch.

Dinner: Poblano Chicken Soup

other beverages: bone broth with Kung Fu tonic, yerba mate, water


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m really inspired by your challenge. Thanks for the meditation article link. Just what I needed.

    1. nikkiledford says:

      That’s great! Thank you so much for reading šŸ™‚

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