In 2019, I’ve decided to have some fun learning new skills and building new habits.
The first Challenge I embarked on was to get rid of junk food from my diet. And after 30 days, I can say that was a fantastic idea.
Although I was trying to go 30 days without junk food, I only ended up succeeding on 25/30 days, but I’m incredibly happy with the progress. Despite failing, I learned so much and started to build a new a habit in my life. That, my friends, is a success in my book.
I want to share what I learned over these 30 days.
- It’s very difficult to over when you’re not eating junk food. Throughout the 25 successful days of no junk food, I not once felt sick to my stomach from eating too much food, whereas I used to feel sick often after eating snacks. It might be a personal thing, but it seems like a can’t overeat on a normal meal. And never experiencing the discomfort of overeating is a VERY motivating benefit.
- I feel incredible when avoiding junk food, especially sugar. Before starting this challenge, I went 3 days without junk food and experienced some great benefits. So extending that to almost 30 made me feel so awake and lively more often during the day compared to before. I also noticed I’d wake up feeling more refreshed, relaxed, and positive.
- It gets easy. The hardest part for me was the beginning, but once I overcame ONE strong urge, something in my mind clicked and became easy. And despite eating junk food around New Years, it was also easy to recover and get back on track.
- Just get started and try it out. No matter how much you read about the benefits, nothing will change your mind more than trying it out and paying attention to how you feel. Experiencing the changes is the best motivation – much better than just thinking about the benefits. Here’s my advice and the advice I’ll be taking from now on “Try it out of curiosity and experience the benefits yourself.”
It was a really great experiment and I’m excited to do more in the future. If you have any ideas for fun challenges, leave a comment and let me know!