Let’s start out by talking about how many times I’ve been offered sugar in the last 30 days…
- Every Thursday night at Bible Study
- Saying no to Pancake Pantry for the first time maybe ever
- Baby Shower #1
- Birthday Dinner Party (I actually had to make dessert for this one!)
- Dessert competition at work
- Vendor bringing in cookies to work
- Baby Shower #2
- Homemade cakes at work
- Co-worker filling up a candy bowl in MY OFFICE with her Easter candy
Apparently working in an office environment can be a hotbed for sugar temptation. I swear, it’s like the universe was out to get me this month. But my stubborn will kicked in, and I did it! And that’s well over 200 grams of sugar dodged just because I said no to out-of-the-ordinary opportunities to indulge. That doesn’t even count saying no to sodas, Chick-fil-A lemonade, sugary foods, etc.
A NOTE FROM THE OTHER SISTER
This Sisters in Transit journey has already proven so thought provoking. Who would have thought that such a small and seemingly insignificant thing like giving up sugar for one little month would be so enlightening. I’ve learned a lot about my personal habits, my urges and cravings and my self control. For me, the best part of this entire year is that we aren’t just focusing on the challenge and how hard it may be. The focus is what does each month’s challenge reveals to us about ourselves and about life in general. It’s a beautiful picture of growing wiser and stronger through small, simple steps by allowing ourselves to be teachable, moldable and open to new ways of thinking. I’m planning to try and keep holding off on sugar until things come along that I’ll really enjoy rather than wasting it on the daily mediocre stuff that is just “there so I’ll have some”.
Okay, now it’s time to put on my walking shoes! – Erin
Let’s move on to Month 2!
Month 2: WALK THIS WAY
For Month 2 of #SistersinTransit, Erin and I have set a goal of walking 75 miles, which averages out to about 5,000 steps a day.
We know some of you are not physically able to do 5,000 steps a day, and for others that number might be on the low end. Erin is actually going to try for 10,000 steps a day because she works from home, which makes her time a lot more flexible. The point is, if you’re joining us this month (and everyone is welcome!), set a goal for yourself that requires some form of intentional activity every day with a total month’s end goal.
Let us know if you’d like to join us! We’ve got a pretty good “support group” going, and we’d love for you to be a part!
So get to steppin.