Me, No Sugar

Hashtag!!!!! 2 weeks done, and as I coast into week 3 of this mammoth challenge i can honestly say it is actually not too bad. yes, i’ve had days when i could have eaten an entire bag of jellies or my favorite apple slices…but i’ve not given in to temptation….yet! lol. Colin is super proud of me too {he secretly didn’t think i would get past day 2}. years of ‘going-on’ at me to sort my s**t out have finally paid off. it is mind over matter, and this time i really wanted to do it – plus, if the truth be told, i kinda made a public announcement about it so backing out or failing were not options on my list.

image creds: shanghaieye on Flickr,

coffee without sugar is now bearable! even i’m surprised – it was the one thing i DIDN’T think i’d be able to do. and now i can actually taste the brew. i’ve not had any ginger tea though, as minus honey is a step too far. so instead i have swapped this particular craving for iced agua com gas. i am full of surprises.

image cred: millersphotography

until next time


Sweets for my Sweet

day 2 and i’m already finding the challenge tough. it is usually around this time that i would be having some chocolate or a cookie with my tea, which, i’d be drinking with honey…it’s that moment when the harsh realization that i do indeed consume WAAAAYYYYY too much sweet-stuff comes to light…..only 29 more days to go…..

i will do this


On Your Marks……

i’ve been a little quiet this last week – quiet but not completely off the radar!

so, here’s whatsupp……the gang over at Franks Brothers CrossFit in New Zealand are doing a ‘Sugar-Free July Challenge’ starting on June 30th and finishing up on August 3rd….this was like a red rag to a bull (yes, i am taurean), and i have accepted the challenge. you’ve heard me harp on about this for far too long… will not be easy but i’m going to give this a real go – i’ve even got a few of the Shinobi Academy members to get behind me for support….heck, some of them have even signed up to do it too…..alls i can say is……may the best man/woman win……!!!!

progress on this and that side of the globe will be documented on Facebook – Chic Athletique/Shinobi Academy/Franks Brothers – i can’t promise i shall be my usual smiley self everyday – but hey, a small price to pay for health…..

my happy pre-sugar free face

until next time


p.s. new banner image is in support of our buddies from Dublin and their first Irish UFC bout – we won’t be there to watch them in person, but they are going to make Ireland proud!