Adventure: 30 days?

I recently embarked on a 30 day challenge of no sugar, no gluten, no dairy.   

Wait, what?  You mean no red wine?  No cheese?  Whoa, hold the phone – no dark chocolate?   Yes, you are correct and we are totally on the same page if those three food items literally just danced in your head.

So, a yogi friend of mine rolled out this 3 month journey broken into 30 day challenges on her blog, get inspired here

Day 1 was okay.  Day 2 was very odd and hungry.  We won’t even talk about day 3.  Day 4, 5 and 6 were actually working out okay minus a minor visual that sparked in my head of a date night with my man and a tub of movie popcorn.   Too tempting.  We didn’t go to the movie.

Just to share though, I have been pondering this challenge now that I am closing in on the finish line of day 7.  Here are my thoughts below:

 How crazy is it that I miss dark chocolate like an old friend you don’t talk to anymore because of irreconcilable differences?  The mixture of a dark chocolate with almonds?  Or those little dark chocolate nuggets at the Whole Foods counter, the proceeds go to save the Dolphins, people!

Or, how about the cork pop of a bottle of wine?  A sound I miss and an action I thoroughly enjoyed (past tense), as I sit here googling wine clubs to join.  There was a lady in front of me at the grocery today – she had 12 bottles of red wine as her entire purchase.  I told the Universe, “good one”.

 Oh, and the beauty of a cutting board and a sharp knife cutting through a huge hunk of manchego cheese or large wedge of truffle cheese from Whole Foods.  On a gluten free cracker, perhaps as a soup garnish? 

And, the self-serve popcorn butter drizzle station at AMC.  It’s almost as if I can smell it.

I will say on the flip side, as I am sure you were waiting from some inspiring notion about all this or asking, then Why?  Why? Why do this?  I’ll tell you why – I chose three words for my 2012 year and one of them was ‘commitment’.  Of course, I chose that one for this year – or course!  So, I am committed to this challenge and I am committed to commitment.

And, I feel proud of myself.  It is an achievement each day.  Yes, my chocolate mountain to climb might be your molehill over there – but to each their own. 

And, I keep trekkin…

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One response to “Adventure: 30 days?

  1. Oh, I especially appreciate this post! I’m on the 30-day journey with you and MB too. At night I’ve been torturing myself pinning red velvet cake recipes onto my Pinterest boards and drooling onto my keyboard. But somehow that still doesn’t make me cheat either.

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