Day 12, I really am counting the days. It’s been 12 days since I quit eating refined sugar. For a chocoholic, you can understand how hard this may be. This isn’t the first time I’ve gone cold-turkey on sugar, and it certainly won’t be the last.
I’m celebrating each day as it comes. In fact, I’m celebrating anything and everything. Life is filled with mundane and monotonous moments. While I fall into dull patterns day in day out, it’s up to me to change this by toasting the smaller things in life. I have so much to celebrate; like writing over 300 words, taking pictures alone, completing a mandala drawing, adding extra weight to my workouts, going sugar-free for more than 5 days and so on. Marking these small achievements will only encourage me to do more. It’s a great self-confidence builder.
Quietly, alone, over a bottle of water, I tell myself that was a “job well done” every time. Discreetly I’m being motivated into experimenting with new things. It feels good to appreciate the present. To recognise how far I’ve come, especially with my blog. I feel joy every time WordPress notifies me of a milestone I’ve reached.
For me celebrating means doing it all from scratch (sometimes); getting the bus to my favourite bakery to pick my favourite brownies, to making an extra dish for dinner, to drawing late in the night.