Monday 5.18.20

It’s MONDAY!! How do you approach this day? I was scrolling through Instagram last night and came upon a pretty well known author/speaker and her attitude was basically, “Monday can suck it”…hmmm, with that type attitude moving into a new week, you probably won’t have a great beginning. Her reasoning was she didn’t have enough hours in the day to do “all the things”.

I totally understand that you are busy and that life gets stressful, but having a good attitude about things will reap more rewards than a “suck it” attitude. Today our workout has burpees in it…I hate burpees, but on the bright side, there’s the barbell too which I love! So sometimes you just have to see the bright side of things 🙂

Mondays are pretty full for me, but I do find the time to better myself and hopefully the people around me. Last night I decided to go on a 5-day sugar detox because I’ve just been lacking on my nutrition; anyone else? I reached out to a friend and she said she would join me…anyone else want to join? Just let me know! 🙂

It will involve accountability and reading labels because sugar can be very deceptive – did you know that there are over 50 words to “rename” sugar. Good grief, no wonder America has a weight problem…Stay away from these:

Barley malt Castor sugar Lactose Malt Rice syrup
Barbados sugar Date sugar Maltose Maltodextrin Sorbitol
Evaporated cane juice
Dehydrated cane juice
High fructose corn syrup or HFCS
Fruit juice concentrate
Free flowing brown sugars
Brown sugar Demerara sugar Glucose Malt syrup Sucrose
Buttered syrup Dextran Glucose solids Mannitol Granulated sugar
Cane juice Dextrose Golden sugar Maple syrup Treacle
Cane sugar Diastatic malt Golden syrup Molasses Turbinado sugar
Caramel Diastase Grape sugar Muscovado Yellow sugar
Corn syrup Ethyl maltol Galactose Panocha Agave nectar
Corn syrup solids Sorghum syrup Honey Powdered sugar Cane crystals
Confectioner’s sugar
Fructose Icing sugar Raw sugar Corn sweetener
Carob syrup Fruit juice Invert sugar Refiner’s syrup Crystalline fructose
Beet sugar Syrup Starch Table sugar Maltotroise

Ugh…That’s a lot to remember! BUT knowing the key words to stay away from helps. Check out the labels, stay away from the grains and let’s see what we can do by Saturday morning…will we feel better? Heck yes, because I’ve done this before and it does work; just wish I’d stay on the wagon. But that’s just it, we fall off, we CAN get on it again, just takes some motivation, discipline and accountability! Who’s in??

Now, go out and conquer your Monday – Win the Day! I’m rooting for you! 🙂

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!