Happy April 1st! If you live in the North East like me you are hoping and praying that this nice weather we’ve been experiencing is here to stay….. and you’re also noticing that maybe you’ve kept some of that Winter “bulge” on a little longer due to our extend Winter.
The hubby and I adore comfort food and dessert oh and booze and we have indulged in our fair share this Winter for sure and it’s left us feeling sluggish and well lack luster if you will. So as I sat nibbling Carrot Cake, oh it was the BEST one I have ever made by the way, I started thinking 1) I should put this fork down and 2) It’s time to Kick Start Spring and what better way to do that than a nice Clean Eating plan! I posted this picture on GGH’s Facebook the other day and it has really stuck with me……
That’s when I came up with Clean 12! 12 weeks from today is June 24th, that means that you would have all of July and August to show off a HOT new you! Think of what you could accomplish in 12 weeks….. finally meet your goal weight, lose 30 pounds, run your first race, buy a whole new wardrobe, look amazing in a bathing suit, wear shorts, gain confidence, feel better…..the list is endless! Regardless of what your goal is for the end of this 12 week kick start it IS attainable and WE WILL do it! But how?
Here is what the hubby and I will be doing, you may use this as a guideline and do what works for you, follow us, or start your own plan using our time frame…..what works for one doesn’t always work for another- remember that.
We will be focusing on:
No white flour/bread (Joseph’s pita oat flax are fine)
High protein meats (chicken, steak, fish, turkey)
All fruits and veggies are welcomed (except corn and white potatoes…. just not needed)
No dairy other than Chobani, eggs, and egg whites…. sorry I can’t give up my Cho and I use almond milk in my coffee and smoothies
No processed foods/sugars…. this one is for the hubby as he LOVES him some ice cream with a ton of mix-ins
No pasta (not hard for us as it’s a rare occasion for me to make it)
No alcohol (this means no glass of wine every night and not a handful of beers on the weekend. The occasional cocktail/beer is fine as we are active-adults-and human oh and I have a 5 year old so that automatically allows me a “free drink” card 😉 )
I know I will be tweaking along the way but this is our general focus/goal. We will also be working out for 30-60 minutes 3 to 5 days a week including Cardio and serious weight lifting AND my awesome Squat A Thon Challenge will be happening EVERYDAY!
So I encourage you to join us and get started this week! Comment below if you’re in and don’t forget to Follow along with all things #GGHClean12 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Feel free to post this picture and let your friends and family know “you’re getting clean”!
Healthy Wishes, T