A few weeks back I posted about the #MakeAChange challenge. Basically the challenge is to give something up for the month of January, something that isn't good for you anyway.
I chose to give away pop. I have a crazy addiction to pop, first off I drink diet, for you health nuts I know, I know that its worse for me- blah blah blah. Anyway I used to drink a LOT of pop, I'm talking 6 a day (don't judge me! haha)
I am proud to say that this month I have been pop free! I haven't had any soda and have replaced my love of pop with mainly hot tea. I have a new addiction here people, hot black tea, green tea, white tea, I love them all I add "stevia" sweetener because it's all natural and derived from plants.
My results? Thus far I am definitely feeling better. I honestly feel lighter, and thinner even. I don't think I have actually lost an weight necessarily but my tummy feels flatter, and I feel better.
This is a change I hope I can make stick, so far so good! What have you decided to do in 2014 to better your life? I have so many other things I am doing or attempting to do.
Here is a rundown;
Never wear running clothes, lounge clothes to work anymore- this one is big for me, I run all the time and in radio it really doesn't matter how you dress or what you look like, so I got comfortable and started just wearing my running clothes every single day. I never looked nice and the days I wore a sweater and jeans people would comment how nice I looked... I wasn't even dressed up! So thus far I have only worn work appropriate clothes to work!
Better career- It's easy to lose focus on things once you get comfortable in your job. I have become comfortable so I am trying to make sure that I am constantly becoming a better broadcaster.
Running- I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I want to run the Boston Marathon in 2015. I already qualified but I need to qualify by a bit more in order to KNOW I can get in. So I signed up for the Kalamazoo Marathon which is May 4th. My training "officially" starts Monday, this week is my "pre-training" week. Thank God too because it's like 15 below zero...
I'll check back at the end of the month with another progress report on life without pop... While it's definitely better, I will not lie, I miss that crisp, cold, awesome taste of diet mountain dew... BUT I will persevere people!