Day 1: 100 Days Without Sweets
When it comes to nutrition sweets are without a doubt my biggest weakness.
Cookies, brownies, ice cream – they are so tasty!
To be honest, I feel like I’m borderline addicted to sweets and over the past few months I’ve binged too frequently.
My all or nothing type of personality has lead to me eating nearly 2,000 calories in one sitting numerous times – not the best thing for the ole body.
The result? My body fat percentage has slowly climbed (As measured by the BodPod at UW-Milwaukee).
- Janurary 10th – Weight: 194.5 lbs Body Fat: 15.3% Lean Weight: 164.8 pounds Fat Weight: 29.7 pounds
- March 13th – Weight: 194.5 lbs Body Fat: 17.2% Lean Weight: 161 pounds Fat Weight 33.5 pounds
- June 2nd – Weight: 204.5 lbs Body Fat: 17.8% Lean Weight: 168.1 pounds Fat Weight: 36.4 pounds
Sure, my workout habits, the fitness level I attained through playing sports most of my life, and my relatively consistent healthy eating besides the sweets has allowed me to stay lean, but I don’t like where the trend is going – it is easy to see the how pounds creep up on you as the years go by.
The idea of doing some type of challenge like this has been in my head for a few weeks, but recently seeing the movie Fed Up as well as reading the 100 Days of Real Food blog have prompted me to take action.
Naturally, what has my all-or-nothing personality decided to do? Go 100 days without eating any sweets. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.
I’ll admit, this challenge seems daunting, especially for someone like myself who LOVES his sweets, but here is what I hope to get out of it:
- Get my eating back on track. Like I mentioned before sweets are my biggest weakness. Besides that my eating is what I would consider healthy – plenty of lean meats, veggies, fruit, and overall good habits. However, the more sweets I have, I’ve noticed the more likely I am to overeat on other foods – eliminating the sweets will help control everything else.
- Motivate other people to make a positive change in their life. Maybe sweets aren’t your weakness, but I can guarantee there are things in your life you would like to improve. Join me and create your own 100 day challenge! Declare your 100 day challenge in my Just Go Fitness – 100 Day Challenge Facebook group and let’s help each other achieve our 100 day challenge goal.
I will be posting almost every day on this blog with updates on how it is going. Also, I’ll be checking in on the Facebook group to see how everyone else is doing!
To add a little incentive to things my best friend joined the challenge and we have a $100 bet riding on it – I’m confident we’ll both complete it.
Why not challenge yourself to make that change you have always wanted to make in your life? You’ll only get so many tomorrows, so start TODAY.
I hope to see you in the Facebook group I created just for this challenge: Just Go Fitness – 100 Day Challenge.
The first day of my 100 days without sweets challenge was yesterday, June 1st and it went well! I didn’t really have too many cravings for sweets and I kept busy which definitely helps.
So far today I’m right on track, but I still have a long ways to go! 98.5 days left 🙂