This week I challenged you to try something new! As promised, here is a re-cap of what I tried that was new this month:
- As I mentioned yesterday, I tried a new exercise class. The class is called Barre and it’s a combination of Ballet-type Barre work, pilates and a bit of yoga. It was FUN and my legs were burning the next day. So even though I work out consistently, by trying something new I really pushed my muscles. I’ll be continuing this class for a while for sure!
- I also did a two-week cleanse. This was challenging for me, but so worth-while. I described how I ate in this post, so no need to repeat that. Here I’d prefer to share my thoughts and results. After two weeks of eating ultra clean, I definitely felt great, lost a few pounds and best of all, I really eliminated my sugar cravings. Our household eats quite well, but we do enjoy our sweets. After the holidays I was getting into a “3:00 square of dark chocolate” habit. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with dark chocolate, but when it’s a habit, not something you really want to eat, maybe you should question it. After two weeks of no dark chocolate, I no longer craved it at 3:00 everyday. In fact, I’m not quite as interested in sweets overall as I was – and that’s a good thing in my book!
- Finally, I really upped my usage of Essential Oils this month. And it felt great. I was able to replace some of the chemicals in our house with pure essential oils and I found dozens of new uses for them! So excited to investigate my oil of the month – Lavender starting next week!
So, how about you? Try something new? Or at least have concrete plans for trying something new? Share them please!
One of the ways I’ve been learning so much about essential oils is by concentrating on learning a lot of uses for one each month – kinda my “focus oil” if you will. I still use others, but I’ve been taking a little extra time to experiment and play with a designated one each month. Are you interested in joining me? Please check out the Oil of the Month club – it’s full of great resources for YOU to learn about the amazing benefits and joys of using essential oils.
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