Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about both my goal to read more in 2017 and about the importance of doing something every day to make a habit stick.

When I quit refined sugar two years ago, it was the daily practice of not eating sugar – a month-long challenge – that set me in my ways of getting rid of it from my diet forever. I wanted to try this similar approach to doing other things I wanted in my life. Continue reading “Update on my January Challenge: Do Something Every Day”

How to Quit Sugar: Guide

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to cut back on the white stuff? Here are my tips for how to say “so long” to sugar and ditch it for good. Because you’re sweet enough!

Over the holidays, many people continued to tell me “you have great willpower!” after I turned down sweets and baked goods time and time again. I would tell them exactly what I’ve learned to be true over the past two years since quitting refined sugar – an idea Gretchen Rubin has remarked about a variety of habits – “it actually takes no willpower. I don’t eat any sugar because I have no willpower at all. Having no sugar removes any energy spent on deciding whether or not to have a shortbread cookie because the choice is always ‘no.’” Continue reading “How to Quit Sugar: Guide”

Two Years Sugar-Free

This January marks two years I’ve been refined sugar-free, so I’m challenging you to do something for 30 days.

In December 2014, I was at my heaviest and after overindulging throughout the holiday that year (also happened to be my champagne birthday!) I needed a health re-start. I decided to give up sugar for one month – January 2015 – to jumpstart a healthier year (also the year I got married). Continue reading “Two Years Sugar-Free”

2017 Goals and What I Read This Year

It’s that time of year again – a time of reflection, goal-setting, and signing up for a gym membership to commit to… hopefully for longer than the month of January.

One of my 2017 goals is to read more books. I have a list of almost 100 books in the Notes app on my iPhone, and I seem to be adding to it far more quickly than I check titles off! Continue reading “2017 Goals and What I Read This Year”