If you don’t know already, for the past month I’ve been taking part in Dechox, a British Heart Foundation campaign. This involved giving up chocolate throughout the whole of March to raise money for life saving research.
As I mentioned in my original post, this is a cause that’s close to my heart, as a few years ago my Dad suffered from a heart attack, reminding me just how important it is to care for our bodies.
So, I thought this would be a great opportunity to not only raise awareness for such an amazing charity, but to also challenge myself and hopefully change my habits for the long term.
And, I DID IT! I’ve survived. It’s now April 1st, and I haven’t eaten a single piece of chocolate, in any form, for 31 days. I am so proud of myself.
At times I’ve definitely been tempted, especially during a certain time of the month, but I haven’t given in.
To anyone else who got involved with Dechox this year, well done! We did it! And, to make things even better, we’ve all raised lots of money for The British Heart Foundation too!
Now, it’s time to shove 5 chocolate bars, a hot chocolate, and some chocolate cake down my throat to congratulate myself. I’m joking – I feel as though I can actually resist chocolate now, and be sensible about my portion sizes, which is great, but I am definitely going to be treating myself for one day only! I’ve earned it, surely?
Are you a chocolate lover? Could you give up chocolate for a month?
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