My bloggy comfort zone and day 10 of no sugar

by Kim on November 19, 2014

I completely forgot to tell you that my first post for the local Moms Blog went live last week. It was kind of intimidating putting myself out there to a whole new group of readers, so I’m glad to have that first post out of the way!

Of course, I had to stay in my bloggy comfort zone—talking about exercise… #predictable


(Throwback to the sweet days when it never occurred to Mason to throw his fork across the room when he didn’t feel like eating.)

I’m so grateful for the cool opportunities this little blog has provided me. Connecting with a new group of local moms has been great, and we have a lot of cool events coming up that I probably wouldn’t otherwise be involved in. (If you don’t have a Moms Blog in your area, why not start one yourself?? Smile)

Josh and I discovered an awesome new coffee shop the other day, while Mason was in preschool and we were out running errands (that’s Mom code for “finding excuses to get out of the house”).


Want to hear something weird? They serve Shakeology there. What?!? I’ve never heard of that being done before.

Anyway, I probably should be working on teaching Josh to nap in his crib at home (not his favorite thing in the world to do), but he just sleeps sooo well in his car seat…


And it’s hard to stay trapped in the house all day when I could be out among other human beings. Know whaddImean?


We tried to go there again this morning, but I guess everyone else in the entire city had the same idea since there were zero open seats.

So now we’re home, and I’m trying to recreate the scene by playing coffee shop sounds through Coffitivity (an old trick I used to use at work—it really is genius for productivity, for reasons I don’t completely understand).

In other news, today is the big DAY 10 of my 10-day no sugar challenge! Almost out of the woods, and I’m feeling pretty awesome. I’m barely even thinking about it anymore.

I’ll be completely transparent, though, and admit that I did stray a little last night, completely knowingly and shamelessly…I was out with a few girlfriends, including a friend from out of town, and there was just no way I wasn’t going to have a glass of vino with them. :)

My justification is that there’s actually very little sugar in dry red wine, and it’s coming from fruit—the grapes—which I’m technically allowing on this challenge. Plus, I barely ever drink these days, so it’s not something I’m trying to detox myself from. But yes, technically I had sugar!

I’ll tell you all about the challenge when I’m officially off the clock, but my general thoughts are: I’m glad I did it, and I could see myself doing it again. Even though I’m a huge fan of moderation and not restricting yourself, sometimes you just need that “zero tolerance” mindset to break a stubborn habit. Even a 95% commitment to the challenge is really beneficial.

Um, is there a point to this blog post?

Not really.

And since I’m on the random train, I’ve been meaning to tell you about a cool project a blogger friend is working on. Jessica at Prayers & Apples is gearing up for a year-long research project exploring holistic treatments for depression, anxiety, and obesity. I’m really excited for her!


If you’re interested in learning more about the project, or know anyone who might be interested in supporting Jessica’s efforts, check out her Indiegogo video. Go Jessica!!

Tonight I’m teaching the balance track of BodyFlow for the first time ever. I usually don’t have much trouble with balance, but balancing in front of a group, while talking?? This should be interesting…

Any tips for balancing while teaching?

Is there anything you’d like to know about sugar detoxing?

What’s the most random thing you’ve ever seen served at a coffee shop?




{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Becky @ Olives n Wine November 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Maybe not random, but I always think it is weird when coffee shops sell soda! I mean, if you go to a coffee shop you probably want coffee and not a Coke ;) Haha!
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Jessica @ Prayers and Apples November 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Aw YAY! :) Thank you so, so much for sharing!! ♥ And I checked out your mommy blog post – I don’t think you can ever go wrong w/exercise ;) ..also love that I can live my wanna-be-mom life through reading your posts hehe.. Thank you again so much!! xo ♥
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Giselle November 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Yeah I didn’t end up doing so great with the sugar challenge. I just can’t give up wine! In the past 10 days I’ve had 2 girls nights out, a date night and a work event so avoiding wine just didn’t happen. I have cut back on my natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup though which is a plus :-)
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Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate November 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Good luck on the balance track- I always had to focus on something ahead of me (someone’s water bottle or a corner of someone’s mat usually!). Also- which coffee shop did you find? It looks so cute!
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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy November 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Good luck with your class tonight!

That is funny that they serve shakeology! I can’t think of anything strange, but it’s probably because I live in the suburbs where the most unique (aka only) coffee shops are Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.
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Ashley Pitt @ A Lady Goes West November 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

A lot of coffee shops in San Francisco serve beer and wine. And I can’t wait to hear your full recap on the sugar thing. As far as balancing while teaching, I try to look straight ahead at one point in the room in the center and pretend like I’m talking to someone there, when I’m actually not looking at a face. Good luck!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes November 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

woo hoo for finding new coffee places!! and ummm that is craziness that they serve shakeology! I’ve never seen that.
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