This week marks the beginning of Project J ... basically I will choose 1 thing to improve on or to achieve every week. Hopefully building on the week before if it is something that should become a part of our everyday instead of a weeklong project. Or just adding, experimenting something a week. ... as you know I may not be too forgiving with myself on my shortcomings but one thing I am good at is accepting a new beginning.
So today begins my project ... I must admit I have little to no energy or motivation and the grey skies today are not helping my mood either ... I am starting Project J with the help of my daughter who in turn will have her own modified Project T ... hopefully doing this project with my daughter will help me gain some motivation, that I seem to lack (completely) lately, and accountability, of course.
It seems that lately I either am on a roll or on no roll at all. I had high hopes for today as I start sit here on this Sunday morning writing this post ... you would think I would be full of excitement and energy and in running clothes ready to seize the day, but this is not the case ... I am being honest.
I wish my girls were up ... perhaps that would aide to my happiness on this dreary day ... sometimes other things take over ... life as we call it ... the pressure and the thoughts of what your life is at a particular moment and the future outlook as you see it.
I feel extremely happy and grateful, because I look at my children and the wonderful ladies they have become, but unfortunately that are other facets of life which at times come into play and those are the factors that today drain my energy.
Well, enough of this ... I am going to start my day 1 week 1 of my project ... oddly I am not waiting for May 1st to start ... you know me with 1's and 15's ... or Mondays ... those are perfect project starting days ... however today on a 29th and a Sunday ... my project begins.
Sunday - Week 1 - The Cleanse
Though I would love to purchase a cleanse like the BluePrintCleanse for my daughter and I ... I can't really spend $500 dollars on a cleanse right now. So this week's project ... cleansing - will be done - homemade style.
I have done some research and though my daughter's cleanse will be modified and will not be as strict a diet as you see here as she will be getting protein and some dairy in the form of yogurt as she is not a fan of milk anyways ... we will cleanse (or try to!) for a week.
Rules of the game:
- Fruits and Vegetables ONLY
- No dairy (what! No cheese? Cheese is not even considered dairy in my world ... cheese is upheld to its own food group ... you know ... like Nutella!)
- No carbs
This will be until Thursday officially ... hopefully Friday ... why Friday and not the complete week? See below ...
Though I think I can make it through the week with some encouragement from my daughter ... I am very worried that come Friday it will not be that easy because I will be in Chicago for work ... a show no-less and that means - long days ... tradeshow food - (junk or free Nathan's hot dogs) - and nice dinners but LATE dinners when you are basically so hungry that you eat everything in sight ... I will try ... I will try.
I think I want next week's challenge to be no meat products ... I figure that half of the week I will be at the show and I should start introducing some sort of protein ... so I will try to stick with fish.
I would try to keep the no dairy still in ... however in Chicago there is an Einstein Bagel that is just my favorite ... can I do a Einstein Bagel cleanse week? :)
Choosing something to do a week is harder than I thought. ... a dopo ... J