No sugar challenge.

Sometimes I get dizzy spells in the morning. It started nearly two years ago when I was hit with vertigo for the very first time. These days, I occasionally feel some dizziness when I wake up or when I lie down. This is often brought on by increased stress or sleep deprivation in my life.

Guess what happens when you have your first baby.

So I decided to see my naturopath about this last week because I really don’t want this to continue. We discussed what I had been eating lately and what I can try to change in my diet in order to take care of my body while breastfeeding. Seeing her every so often reminds me of my motivation to eat well and reset my choices when it comes to nutrition. (Spoiler alert: eating Christmas cookies for breakfast is not good for you.)

She issued a challenge for me: no sugar for 3 weeks. No refined sugar, no maple syrup, no honey. Fruit is fine, and I don’t need to scour food labels, but obviously I will stay away from all sweets and as much processed food as possible.

We had some friends over on Friday night for a holiday detox party, and I discovered that one of my friends is also going sugar-free for three weeks! It’s so helpful to have some support from someone doing the same thing as you.

Our sugar-free choices start today.

Harder, better, faster, stronger. Fitter, happier, more productive.

I decided to give this blog a little makeover. Now, at the start of 2015, I am spending my days at home with my 3 month old baby daughter and trying to make sure that I eat healthy and get some exercise for my body and my brain. The best way to hold myself accountable for not sitting at home and watching TV all day (a favourite activity of mine) is to blog about it.

I mean, sure, I love TV and chips, but couch potato-ing can only sustain me for so long before I start to become a grump. Besides, I want to set a good example for my daughter and teach her how to balance green smoothies with long walks with analyzing pop culture through a feminist lens.

This blog will be a bit about anything and everything. Follow me if you like, but I write this for myself.

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