If you are committing to changing your food or giving up some food item, I highly recommend you tell the world about it. Like Tammy did in the Facebook event No Sweets For Six Weeks. She announced that herself and her boyfriend are giving up sweet treats and alcohol for the duration of the challenge! If they fail they will be donating $100 each to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And that is just awesome. I would love to see some more public announcements. You are a lot more likely to achieve you goal and go through the whole challenge if the people you spend the most time with know what you are trying to do. They might even want to give up their favourite snack food with you. You won’t know until you ask, so go ahead and get chatting to, telling and inviting all your friends along.
We are all a product of the five people we spend the most time with, so if your husband eats lots of ice cream, your best friend always orders cheesecake, you college always bakes cupcakes for work, your mother keeps bringing you homemade sweets and the girl at the gym suggests having a hot chocolate after every Sunday morning yoga class – you will be struggling if they have no idea you are trying to not have any sweets for six weeks. Inform them, invite them and ask them to help you, and you will succeed.
For the next 24 hours, tell the world about your six week challenge, invite them to do it with you and share the event with everyone. Because the more we are, the more likely you are to achieve your goal of No Sweets For Six Weeks. It’s all about community.
Have a great Saturday! Stay tuned tomorrow for some crispy, savory snacks.
Awesome Ashild, xoxo