I am sitting in Starbucks this morning, trying their “new” steel cut oats. They were supposed to have blueberries available, but they don’t, so having mine with nuts and cinnamon. No Sugar Added!! I know the addictive power of sugar, but it really has come home to me over the last couple of months. It started on my trip to Europe with a few desserts. When I returned home, straight into Thanksgiving, there were a few pieces of pie and then I got more cautious, but as Christmas approached, I had a bit here and there, and with a few sugary gifts in my stocking I was whole hog addicted again! Yikes! Spent several weeks eating sweets with abandon and my joints started aching, I wasn’t sleeping well, I started riding the sugar roller coaster, and had just an overall feeling of unease. This is what sugar does to us and more! I decided I had to get back on track and so I approached my friend and colleague, Claudia Olivié, about trying her sugar addiction program because I am ready to kick the habit for good. She agreed to take me on and here I am, four days in.
As a health coach, it is hard to admit I’m not doing the health thing perfect all the time, because I really want to. However, we all have our difficult moments and this one has been mine. And let’s face it, no one is perfect. Admitting we need help though is half the battle. So the health coach, hired a health coach, just like, arguably the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, has a swing coach, and triathletes hire coaches, and doctors see other doctors. We all need the assistance of others.
I am on my fourth day of the two week sugar program, and have lost a couple of the pesky pounds I gained, my head is clearing up, and I have more energy this morning, even though I had a short night’s sleep. Yesterday, the third day, was the toughest so far, as Claudia said it would be, so I look for today to be easier and all the days to come to be easier yet. This is a program with lots of support, but Claudia does not “sugar coat” her method. She knows what she’s doing and expects you to follow the program to the letter to achieve great results and I know I will. So far so good. Or maybe I should say GREAT.
I’ll share more with you as I go. I will also have Claudia guest blog here so you can hear a bit from her as well.
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Peace and Joy!