Well it’s been a while since I’ve shared on the clean eating (which is really a focus on clean living). The clean eating part is not going as well as I’d like it to. I am still learning and also trying to define what that means for me. Chemicals in my food has been a big focus and I’m working to reduce that and eventually cut it out.
I have managed to only have 2 cans of soda in about 6 weeks at home. From 7+ cans a day, that’s a huge deal. I will have a fountain soda at a restaurant when I’m out, if I feel like it but that isn’t happening every day. That is the only time I have chosen to have any soda and, given there is soda at home, I am really proud of this accomplishment.
I think one of the benefits of drinking almost no soda and a lot of water is better sleep. I’m not getting up to go to the bathroom several times throughout the night. I think it’s because I’m better hydrated and my body is actually using the water to nourish itself. I’ve been tracking my sleep and my goal is to get at least 8 hours a night of motionless sleep. I feel so much more rested when I’m able to do so and it’s been going well.
I’m thankful for more sunny days and warmer weather. I’ve enjoyed a few short bike rides and we have plans for a bigger one on Saturday. I love riding my bike and being able to enjoy the weather! Last night we took a trip out in the car with the top down for ice cream. May not be clean eating but it was homemade and really good and the time together out in the sun was priceless.
I also continue to work on my soul space. Any additional redecorating has been put on hold for now. It was just a big overwhelming and I felt like I needed to do more decluttering and soul searching before attempting to do any more in this area. I’ve released over 700 items so far this year in my 2015 in 2015 Challenge (eliminating 2015 items in 2015) and that feels really good. I have all these hangers AND empty tubs that I don’t know what to do with! I can’t wait to see where this journey leads me. It’s liberating to release things that no longer serve me well.
I’ll keep plugging away at this journey and see where it takes me. How do you implement big lifestyle changes? What works best for you to stay on track?