The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, which can only mean one thing. Spring has sprung! With the turn of the season, comes a little something called “Spring Fever.” This non-medical condition describes the distraction, restlessness, and excitement that we feel at the start of spring. Can you relate? That’s why I believe it’s important to be especially intentional about how we’re spending our time and how we’re fueling our bodies.
Another topic that comes to mind when I think about the start of spring is the dreaded spring cleaning. You may not love the process of cleaning, but the outcome is always worth it! It can appear to be a daunting task so most people either dive in and get way in over their head, or avoid it all together.
Not us. Not this year.
I’ve created a “Spring Cleaning // Clean Eating Challenge” for myself that lasts 6 weeks. It starts Monday, March 23 and goes through Sunday, May 3. I am hoping you can benefit from it as well. I broke down the next 6 weeks into different rooms to clean, and there is a task each day of the week. If you’re the type of person who wants to tackle one full room in one full day – this is for you! But if you’re the type of person who likes to take one bite at a time and complete small, daily tasks – this is also for you!
And while you’re at it… why not clean up your diet a little too? The term “clean eating” can be defined in a number of different ways depending on who you ask. I don’t want you to try to find “the one” definition, I want you to find the one that works for you. This might mean eliminating added sugars. Or maybe only drinking water. Or maybe it’s focusing on eating foods that aren’t packaged / processed. Or maybe all of the above! That’s not the point – the point is to clean up your diet in a way that makes sense for you. Next, you’re going to set a goal and choose how many days you want to “eat clean” in the next 6 weeks. Personally, I’m setting a goal of 20 days of “clean eating” in the next 6 weeks.
Print out this document, define what “clean eating” means to you and set a goal for how many days you will commit to in the next 6 weeks. Who else is ready to spring into action??