The reading challenge I posed to myself last week went decently. I managed to read every day during the week but once I hit Saturday, I was simply too busy and wired to sit down with my book. But I figured, 5 out of 7 days is pretty darn good considering I’ve been known to go for weeks without reading anything (other than blogs of course)!
This week, I decided to go a different route…I am already a day behind, but this one will just have to run Tuesday to Tuesday. Although, as I’ve stated before, this “Weekly Challenges” of mine are not meant to last only a week. They are meant to show me that if I can do (or not do) something for an entire week, chances are I can do it long term.
Anyway, back to the different route. I usually don’t like to exclude or deny myself things but lately I’ve had too much ice cream! Yes, I’ve tried different types (dairy and non-dairy), flavors and alternate between store bought and true ice cream stores such as Graeter’s and Bruester’s. But every day or even 5 days out of a week is just too much. Ice cream needs to be a once or twice a week treat only!
So, I’m challenging myself to abstain from ice cream for seven days. After the seven days, I will eat ice cream again but only once or twice a week maximum. I think the best way to do this will be to not keep it in the house, even though it is tempting in this summer heat to eat ice cream for dinner every night.
I also want to point out that eating ice cream every day is not necessarily a “bad” thing. What is wrong is that its become a “habit” and I’m not getting the same amount of enjoyment out of it as I would if it were an occasional treat. Do you see the difference? I want to truly experience and savor my treats not have them become routine or boring. Because for me, when things get too routine or boring, in my food world, I am not satisfied and therefore go back for something else.
So there you have it folks, Challenge No. 6 – Cut back on ice cream consumption. Here we go!
Hope your Monday was fabulous and that your Tuesday will be the same.