Sunday, July 10, 2011
30 Day Challenge Update: I Did it!
A month ago I posted that I would be giving up soda. Like another 30 Day Challenge I gave myself, I didn't think that this one was going to turn out so well, to be honest. However, I truly surprised myself.
I went an entire month only having one sip of soda. Yes, I know. I wasn't supposed to have any at all. But we had Sun Drop in my house for the first time, and I had never tried it... (can I just say it was delicious?) But honestly, I wouldn't call that cheating. I went a month without soda (pop) and I can honestly say I've never felt better.
In the past 30 Days...
I've managed to truly challenge myself. In the summertime, it's trickier than I thought to avoid pop; it's truly one of few things offered everywhere. I found it to be an exciting challenge to see what I could discover when I wasn't able to reach for a soda. When it came to fast food places, I found myself trying each and every juice they had...something I've never really had that much of before. Who knew boring old Fruit Punch could taste so good on a hot day?
I also explored other different options, such as flavored water. I fell in love with Crystal Light packets: Raspberry Lemonade is to die for and my official choice for the drink of Summer 2011!
My boyfriend gave up pop with me: and we both succeeded! I think that having a partner in this challenge really helped keep me motivated, it was nice not being tempted by him drinking pop! One of my friends also kept me on the right track by giving me this link that shows what can happen to you if you drink a can of pop everyday.
I'm noticeably thinner. In just 3o days I'm thinner and proud of it...soda can cause bloating, and it's just not good for you!
Drinking juices and water makes me feel healthier inside and out. My skin is clearer, and I have more energy. Before, I would drink pop during my work break and crash a while after clocking back in. Now, I have more energy and it lasts longer -- no more sugar crashes!
I feel good that I created a challenge and completed it.
Have you ever given up soda?
What should be my NEXT 30 Day Challenge?