Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 50 of 100 Day Challenge

WOW! I can't believe this challenge is only half way through and I have gained SO much already! I'm feeling great and I can't wait for the next 50 days!!

Within the 50 days, I have already accomplished a lot of what I was looking for. I was looking to eat better and have done so with an ease and with forgiveness, which makes the journey fun! I am already at my goal weight and see how I can maintain it now. (not through muscle loss or water loss!) It's releasing the extra weight that I do not need! This path includes LOTS of raw foods and I love them all. A green drink each day (at LEAST one) is now a must or else I feel incomplete! I make a lot of fresh juices, smoothies, salads, eat fruits, nuts, seeds, oils, supplements like chia seeds, acai berries, maca powder... and if I do eat cooked foods, they are steamed veggies, quinoa, hummus, and some other proteins that are not wheat/flour based. (Steering clear of breads and things like that!) It is SO good and I feel a million times better eating this way! If I do have "junk", I just quickly get back on track and it's no problem at all. (Still have to have my Buddha Hut "chicken!")

Exercise is now a regular part of my day. I feel awesome spending at least 30 minutes per day on planned exercise. Whether it's a fast walk on the treadmill or a DVD such as Turbo-Jam or Tammi Lee's abs, it's a great feeling when finished! Combined with group yoga class, I am just beginning a well-rounded fitness plan that I enjoy!

I was looking to also bring in more love in my life at the beginning of this 100 day challenge. I wanted this through great friends, more time with Britty and the pets, and also well - you know! I'm happy to say that I have experienced all I wanted to and MORE. Now, I can begin to create more and fine-tune what I am looking for even more so! :) How fun!

So with the 100 day challenge, I've had sad days, "stuck" days, and also some of the greatest days I have ever had. :) On the whole, I just cannot believe how life changes when you choose to be 100% responsible for EVERY aspect of it! I've also learned to shed the old ways of thinking that no longer serve me. I am not worried about what other people think. I am not worried about pleasing everyone, because I cannot. I am not worried about the labels people called me in the past - that is over-with! It is not part of my present and certainly not part of my future! As my good friend Chris sang to me, "I can see clearly now the rain is gone..." That about sums up the 100 Day Challenge for me. :) 50 more days to go.


Lisa said...

Congrats Candi. So awesome that you are taking care of yourself :). Nice picture :)!

Razzle said...

wow inspiring! 50 days of no BREAD? I don't think I've ever done that in my whole life! And do you grow Chia seeds? From a chia pet? ;) Anyway - a great lesson to learn is not to care what anyone else thinks. I have to keep that in mind all the time (esp. at work) because you just can't always please everyone - so you just have to do what YOU think is best and what is right for you - and tell everyone else to go soak their nose!

Candi said...

Thanks Lisa! I know you are doing the same!! :) I hope the recovery is going well. <3

Razzzz... no, not 50 days without bread. :) I'm on the 30 day raw food cleanse, but it's not *that* strict. I just cut out most of the floury, bready things. Sometimes, a cupcake comes my way and I have to have it. lol! But then I go right back to the green drinks!

Chia seeds! Yum! No, you don't eat the grown versions of them off of a Chia pet, but you can eat the seeds. You can soak them too and it makes a gel that I put in smoothies.

Yeah, you can't please everyone plus they are seeing you through their own slanted vision. It really doesn't have anything to do with who you are. <3

Ah,! You've had your share of trouble there!! Hope it is calming down somehow, or that you bring in an iPod and tune it out!!