No treats - I did it!

OK, so technically I have eight hours until midnight before the month is officially over, but I'm going to write my celebratory post now (quickly while Gwen is napping and Espen is at a friend's house)! But I promise no treats until tomorrow.

Can I just say that I totally nailed it?

*Insert Victory Dance here*

I'm kind of pleased with myself, can you tell?

I'm happy that I've done something good for my body, and I'm happy about the health benefits I've noticed. I'm very happy that I've taken a big step towards breaking a bad habit. And I am happiest about proving to myself that I could, and did, do it. Not eating cookies and chocolate (and a variety of other things) for a month may seem like a small thing, and it is. It is precisely because it is such a small, everyday kind of thing that making the conscious effort to change it feels like such a triumph. Knowing that I do actually have a little self-discipline means a lot!

So, what happens now? Do I stay on the straight and narrow, or do I return to my wicked ways at the stroke of midnight? Here's the plan:

Starting tomorrow I will eat whatever I want, whenever I want to - for one week. I want to give myself free enough reins to see what I choices I make without restrictions. Then the plan is that we can have a little treat two nights a week. So if we have cookies on Monday and brownies on Tuesday, then we're out of luck for the rest of the week. We will give that a try for a while and see how it goes.

Oh, and it turns out that I enjoyed having a little challenge for myself so much that I decided to do another in April! I'm going to try to exercise three times a week for a month. More on that later because I hear Gwen chatting in her crib, so nap time is over.

Have a good week!


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