Today, I am quitting sugar.
Yes – yet another blog post about someone on their sugar-quitting journey.
I’ve done it before. Yet this time – it’s completely different.
Last time I quit sugar, it was completely superficial. I wanted to lose weight because at the time, I thought I was fat. Completely fear based. End of.
This time, I’m doing it because my body needs it.
This time – I am guided completely by LOVE.
It’s not about weight loss for me. It’s an experiment. An experiment to see if I come out the other side feeling clearer, more energised and less bloated. I want to feel good. I want to be firing on all cylinders. I want to treat my body with love and respect. I can finally say, with my hand on my heart, that I don’t give two-hoots what the number is on the scales (I don’t even have scales!) – this is about FEELING amazing.
I’ve never been a big sweet tooth. I’ve never been one to not be able to have chocolate in the house for fear of eating the whole block. I don’t eat processed sugar – it’s all been about reliance on the natural stuff. For as long as I can remember, I have always needed a little something sweet after every meal. Be it a handful of dried fruit, a piece of dark chocolate or a bliss ball.
The thing is – I’ve been telling myself for so long that this is what I “needed”, that it’s become yet another story I have hung on to. It’s a habit. And it’s one I would like to break. I’ve been slowly weaning myself for the past couple of weeks, but today I go cold turkey.
From all accounts, quitting sugar brings clarity of the mind and a whole bundle of extra energy. And with two little ones to run around after, I need that. It’s got to a point now, where I am craving the energy over the sugar. I want to wake up each morning with a spring in my step, rather than cursing the alarm clock.
How long with this last? I don’t know. But there will be absolutely no pressure, because as I said before – I am doing this out of complete and utter LOVE.
Why am I sharing this with you? This blog has always been about my own journey to wellness, and sharing my wins and losses along the way. This will be no different.
Ultimately, I suppose this is about freedom. Freedom from habit, freedom from “the story”. Two of my core desires this year were INTENTIONAL and LIMITLESS. And I believe this little experiment fits in perfectly with both those feelings.
So today is the day.
Let’s do this.
Have you quit sugar before? Are you sugar-free? I would love to hear about your experiences with the white stuff.