The Start Experiment: Days Four through Eight

Well, when I committed to blog every day about my progress I forgot that I would be traveling right in the middle of this project and we don’t own a laptop. So, I’m going to summarize our trip in this post.

B & L on the "Maid of the Mist", Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

On the “Maid of the Mist” – Niagara Falls, Canada

Overall, I didn’t do terribly. We walked a TON while in Canada so that was the exercise component (though we also spent two days in the car with little exercise). I made mostly good choices while dining (it was hard to find totally clean meals, but I did the best that I could) but did have a little sugar while there, too.

I weighed in this morning at 2 lbs less than on Day 1, so I think I did reasonably well.

I read my Bible three of the five days, prayed each day, and journaled a few times. Definitely need improvement there.

At first I was slightly frustrated that this trip fell during this 24 day experiment, but then I realized that since we love to travel, this was actually perfect. I was so much more aware of the fact that preparation will be even MORE important while traveling in the future in order to maintain this new lifestyle. And, throughout the trip, I continued to think of ways to continue this project while not completely derailing our plans. I also offered grace to myself on the days that we were driving because exercise would have been really difficult to squeeze in given our time constraints.

So, overall, I did okay. But I learned valuable lessons and that is what matters the most. 🙂

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