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The Year of Habits

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I’ve decided that this year is the year of forming habits. I turn 29 years old in four days so it seems fitting. I’ve been on the candida diet for 118 days now and I’ve been painting every day for the past 17 days. When #the100dayproject is over on July 27, what will I choose next? Actually blog?

I’ve learned a few things while trying to become a habitual badass and thought I’d share some advice:

  1. It gets better after day 12 (for me, at least).
  2. Have a close support system.
  3. Share! I created a Candida-specific Instagram account to learn, share and connect with others. I’m also sharing every painting I create during this 100 Day Project.
  4. Plan. I plan out my meals and I have food prepped constantly. I have my painting supplies out and ready for me to dive right in. Don’t make it harder for yourself!
  5. Understand why you’re doing it. I’m on this diet so I can live a fuller (less painful) life. I don’t want to sabotage all the work I’ve put forth so I don’t cheat! Someday I won’t have to eat this way but right now I’m pushing through.
  6. Allow yourself to change (even if it’s uncomfortable). While painting, I’ll need to challenge myself or be okay with hating something I create. When I first started this diet, I HATED eggs. Now I love them. My tastes change. We evolve.
  7. If you love it, it’s not difficult. I look forward to painting every. single. day. Sure, sometimes I have no idea what to paint but it’s still fun.

Thoughts? Complaints? Just kidding, I don’t give a crap about your complaints!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Corey

    I would love love love if your next challenge was blogging, no pressure, I can’t seem to get myself to my blog these days either, but I would love to read more details about the candida diet, what got you there, what tests you’ve had to go through, etc. I know you’ve mentioned some of it on the instagram, and I love seeing posts in my feed there, I just have so many questions… because I am battling something I don’t understand with my stomach/body and no doc has an answer for me.

    May 5, 2016 at 8:06 AM
    • Reply Allison

      I would love it too. I miss it! And it’s so good to know you’d want to know more about Candida. I’ve gone back and forth with just leaving it as an Instagram account, starting a Candida-specific blog or writing on here. Phew. But I know how overwhelming it can be to have health issues that you don’t understand. It sucks! Where are you located? My doctor has patients who travel to see him all over the country!

      May 6, 2016 at 7:58 PM
  • Reply Karly

    “Thoughts? Complaints? Just kidding, I don’t give a crap about your complaints!” Literally laughed out loud. You rock!

    May 5, 2016 at 9:38 AM
  • Reply Kelly Brito

    I should do something similar. Work keeps me from doing almost anything -but of course, this is an excuse. I always want to do things I love, but “never have the time”. Maybe a challenge is what I need.
    I love the idea of having a meal plan and having everything prepped. This will DEFINITELY help me to eat better. :)

    May 6, 2016 at 5:47 PM
    • Reply Allison

      Yeah and I think publicly sharing that I’m painting every day puts a bit of needed pressure on me!!

      May 6, 2016 at 7:59 PM
  • Reply Jess

    I’ve got my eye on that top middle painting!! I hope it’s one that will be for sale!!

    June 30, 2016 at 4:52 PM
    • Reply Allison

      Don’t be mad but I gifted it to someone! But I’ll be turning it into a print!

      July 13, 2016 at 3:04 PM

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