Thursday, October 2, 2014

Choose Your Own Adventure September Results

Did you take part in the awesome challenge that StephanieSteph, and Ashley hosted? 


Not Entirely Perfect

The theme for this month was fitness, and my goal was to do some sort of exercise at least 6 days a week - running, yoga, strength training, walking, a quick youtube video, anything.



So how did I do? Fabulously. Knowing that I had to link up and share my results in the end really made me stick to it. I certainly didn't run every day, far from it, but I made sure to at least do a yoga or pop pilates video 6 days a week. Go me!

I also stuck to my other goals - no shopping (for clothes, shoes etc) and no soda.

Yeah - no soda! It was really easy at the start of the month and I only had a couple days where I really, really, really wanted one (normally after working out really hard and just wanting some sugar) but I stayed strong. The other day I really wanted one and told KC, and he said well you've done a month, just have one after the 30 days. But do I want to? I can't do moderation, so it's drink ALL the soda or drink none of the soda. It's on my 30 before 30 to give it up completely, but it doesn't have to be this time. I can give it up later. I don't know. Thoughts?

My October Food goals are:

- No eating out for lunch at work
- Try 10 new (to me) recipes.
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32 comments:

  1. I gave up stuff like Coca Cola and Pepsi a few years ago, swapping it for soda/mineral water. And I have to say, I quickly grew to love the tangy taste of the carbonated water, I still get bubbles, and I often use fruit to add some flavour.

    Any fruit works but my personal favourite is strawberries, followed by watermelon, then a full orange cut the "fancy" way so there is no rind or the white stuff.. a slice of lime or lemon is always awesome.

    I got a soda stream and a filter tap, so no more lugging cans or bottles home from the supermarket, saves us a bunch of money, which is an added bonus.

    So I would suggest a new 30 day challenge, where you see if you can grow to love mineral water in the same way you love soda, and if yes, go that way long term. :)

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  2. So awesome that you stuck with your goals! Sometimes it really does help knowing the internet is holding you accountable, haha. I rarely ever drink soda, not because I decided to give it up but just because I found myself drinking it less and less over time. I do enjoy it every now and then, mainly when I go to the movies (which luckily isn't that often, haha), but I don't know if I want to stop drinking it even on those few occasions. I recently discovered that I love kombucha, which is carbonated...if only I could get that at the movies, haha!

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  3. i need to go back on the no soda kick. i was doing so well for a while!

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  4. yay! so awesome that you stuck to your goals. it really does make you (more) accountable when you have to post your results at the end, right?

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. Great job on your September goals and I think if you have a 30/30 to give up soda, I would stay on track for that! You've already done 30 days...that was probably the hardest 30 days of giving it up so if you start drinking it again, you have to go through the hard part ALL OVER again. I used to drink it daily (like obscene amounts...I can't even) and now I only have it if I'm out to a meal and don't want to drink alcohol. It ends up being a few times a month and I'm okay with that. Also, I hope you'll share the 10 recipes you try!

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  6. Good job! I started out the same way with pop. I drank it all the time & then I gave it up completely. I had to give it up completely for quite awhile before I was capable of having 1 just every now & then instead of falling off the wagon every time I had one.

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  7. Good job girl!! I think giving something up for good is really hard and I don't think I will ever not be able to not drink a Coke again...but what I have done is allowed myself to drink one a week and usually by the time the weekend comes I feel like I dont really want it, but I know I could have it if I choose to!!

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  8. That's awesome, go you for reaching your goals. I know you will rock it out in October.

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  9. Good job girl!! I need to try some new recipes too so if you find any good ones be sure to let us know!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  10. Huge huge huge to stick to no soda. That's fabulous.

    Six days a week of workouts are amazing as well!

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  11. Great goals! And way to go on last month's goals! I love soda too, but only drink it maybe once a week, my mom and I go for lunch every Saturday and I always have a fountain cherry coke, it's just a little weekly reward for myself and break from water!

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  12. Holy accomplishments!! You kicked the crap out of your goals in September!!

    I'm working on the no diet soda thing this month. It really just needs to go.

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  13. You go girl! Great job on meting all your goals. I've been cutting back on soda too—I'm a fan of diet and I know it's not good! I think I've only had one the last two weeks? Not too bad but still room for improvement!

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  14. I need to do the lunch thing myself... need to start finding good lunches to bring with me.

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  15. Wow! You did so well with your goals! :D I'm not sure I could do 30 days without soda. Hah

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  16. Great goals (and great job meeting the goals you'd already set out to achieve!)!!! If you know soda is an all-or-nothing deal, maybe it's best not to tempt yourself? You're already my health hero anyways. Go you!
    ~Gianni~

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  17. Yeah for giving up soda that one is a tough one for me. I think if you have one you will want more, just say no!!! Haha!

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  18. You're gonna be rolling in the savings with no lunches out and shopping - go you!

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  19. Good for you! I remember I was all, "That's a lofty goal..." but you did it! And for this month, you'll be absolutely shocked how much money you save when you don't eat out. Seriously.

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  20. Wow. 6 active days a week! I need some of whatever you've got cause I can barely get my butt moving 3 days!

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  21. Great job! Pop is so hard for me too- I know how bad it is for me but I just really LOVE it! And I think I already mentioned this, but I need to stop eating out solo-- so definitely less money on lunches!

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  22. Great job on reaching your goals! It is tough to do something on 6 days a week - that's almost the WHOLE week. Good for you. You will probably find that soda is a little sweeter than you remember when you have one after not having one for a full 30 days.

    Yay for saving money on lunches.... and calories (depending on what you bring)

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  23. Dang girl! Look at you go with these goals! Loving it. I need to get inspired by you and come up with a few goals of my own! I can't believe you stuck with 6 days a week!!! Get it girl!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  24. YEAH GIRL! Good for you for hitting those goals! So proud of you. As for the soda thing, I gave it up in high school and never looked back, but I can't really think of how I did it actually. My advice would be to replace it with seltzer + juice or iced tea or something so you still get something sweet and tasty when you're craving it, and then wean off that too.. but I dunno if that would work for you. Just a thought!

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  25. Look at you and your six day a week work outs and not drinking any sodas for 30 days!!!!!!!! You know I am trying to give them up right now and it is so hard!!! I refuse to buy any for home or any for my office. Now, if I am out a at a bar and I dont want to drink beer...I may order one but other than that....they are staying out of my life! You got this!

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  26. Ah, this is a good idea! I like the whole "internet keeping you accountable" thing!

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  27. Great job on the no soda thing! I quit drinking it in high school and I remember how hard it was to stop. It can be so addicting.
    Great job!!!

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  28. I gave up sodas last October when I had my surgery and was doing great until about a couple months ago and I started again. Makes me mad at myself because I was doing so good and now I have to start over again with giving it up. It's one of those things that is totally difficult to give up that's for sure!

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  29. Wow, so awesome that you hit all of your September goals!!! It must feel so good :) I need to make some for myself like that. I have cut back a lot on pop but I still drink it every now and then like when I have a G&T or a rum and coke or when I'm out.... I'd say try and keep it up for now until you think you could have the odd one without going back to having it all the time :)

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  30. I am addicted to soda! I don't think I am capable of moderation either which sucks. I just love the way it feels in my mouth. I need to try to give it up because it is my biggest set back when it comes to my health and fitness goals. Why does it have to be so delicious? Lol

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  31. Such doable goals! Good luck girlie!

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