I can’t believe it’s been a year already! It’s amazing how quickly times goes. Last year, I blogged about my LuRong Journey in this post. Last year’s experience was one of the coolest things I have ever done and felt an amazing sense of accomplishment when I finished. If you’ve decided to do the challenge again this year, or are participating for the first time, I commend you and I am here to support you all the way!
My guess is that many of you enjoyed some treats and cheats over the weekend leading up to the challenge kickoff. I know I did. From Thursday until Sunday night I indulged in some things that I will not be consuming for the next 8 weeks. I took some pictures so I can remember these goodies…
Pumpkin espresso martini. Homemade.
German Chocolate Cake. Masterpiece. Homemade.
Nachos and Margaritas at Agave in Newburyport.
Put a hurtin’ on those.
Oysters at Brine in Newburyport. Totally Paleo.
My partner in food crimes…Enjoying his last beer.
I am ready for this challenge, and excited, just like last year. I actually wasn’t going to participate this year but I decided to join the wagon again because it seems like a really good time of year for some good detoxing. After a summer of treats and drinking it’s nice to be held accountable. One of my favorite parts of this challenge is that it gives me a head start going into the holiday season. Thanksgiving through New Years can be a challenge. I remember feeling so good at Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, and not really having a desire for lots of the sugary goodies. I also think that folks who eat paleo most of the time benefit from a longer challenge like this one. Sometimes 30 days just isn’t enough. So I wish you all the best on this journey. Set goals, work hard, and always remember…Without challenge, there is no change.