So! I Googled Gwyneth's workout plan. After a bit of research and visiting pages that pretty much said the same thing, one clear message came across : keep it simple and natural. Hmm... This brought me to visiting this blog. And all of this brought me to make this decision : I am taking a 10 day pledge to not eat any processed foods. Intrigued? Read on!
10 Days of Real Food Pledge
What is the pledge all about? My cliff note version is : cut out all processed foods from my diet for 10 days.
To eliminate my risk as much as possible to develop a chronic disease later in life, ie: coronary heart disease, diabetes, or cancer.
I am a 36 year old woman with a family history of high blood pressure and cancer. I am not getting younger and I want to be able to enjoy life with my husband once we're retired and I want to enjoy my grand-children; something my mom wasn't able to do. And in the process, I want to tone my body and be proud.
Going through this pledge, I expect to have difficulties cutting out sweets. I am a big chocolate and ice cream lover. I will have trouble cutting this out. On a more positive note, I expect to lose a few pounds in the next 10 days. Not 10 lbs but say 3 lbs.
I will use my blog to document my journey; to share the positive side and the hardships. I will of course continue to share my running progress and my workouts. By the way... the countdown has begun! 6 days left before my first 5k race!!
If you are interested in take the pledge with me, please leave a comment and we can support each other. If you would like to read up more on this topic, please visit 100 Days of Real Food .
Starting Weight and Measurements (May 27th, 2013)