31 days doing the British Heart Foundation Dechox? Completed it
I’d be lying if I said I never considered a chocolate breakfast today… but the truth is, I don’t really know if I want one – strange right?
Over the past month I’ve not eaten, chocolate, sweets, crisps or drank alcohol to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and I honestly feel amazing because of it! 7 pounds lighter, 2 inches lost off my waist and a healthier outlook on life – all because of cutting these luxury’s out of my life.
I wouldn’t say I over consumed before, but I definitely enjoyed a biscuit or chocolate bar with my lunch. It was used as a bit of a tool to keep motived and to push through the day (which I’m sure thats other peoples outlook too), however, I’ve realised I don’t need it. Switching to healthier alternatives, making sure I have three tasty and nutritious meals a day and when I need to snack, actually preparing something instead of reaching into a drawer for something that isn’t really going to fill me up. Oh and drinking A LOT more water throughout the day – that’s key.
As much as I’d wanted to cry because of my sugar cravings (yes they were that bad), especially when there were tasty treats on the go; managing to push through and continue was the most rewarding thing. For example, there was one morning, my mam had decided to bake a chocolate cake *cries again* and the whole house smelt like a warm chocolate cloud. I couldn’t believe it, it was actual torture. Walking down the stairs and the smell got more and more intense, I asked my mam ‘what’s the chocolate cake for?’ To which she replied, ‘I just fancied making one’… let’s just say I was well and truly tested that day. Seeing the finished product with fresh cream, raspberries and melted Dairy Milk chocolate on top was HARD.
Anyhoo, before I get into a spiral of talking about the challenges, I just want to make it clear how much of a rewarding month this been, not only to have raised £314 (and counting) for life changing research but also because I’ve set myself up for a happier and healthier lifestyle, maybe starting after Easter weekend…