It was Friday.

It was 3:00 pm

It hit me.

This was the end of my first week of my Month of May Clean Eating Challenge.  (Check out more on this here: {link})

I am choosing not to eat dairy, wheat, sugar and to not drink coffee.

Except it is Friday.

I always end my highly productive week with the reward of one of my top pizza choices-Pal Joey’s, Al’s, Gino’s, Barone’s, Jet’s or wait for it…Tombstone!

Pizza for dinner has been motivation.

Today, with my clean eating commitment strong, I knew I was not going to have pizza.

Instead I was having a lot of feelings. 

Anger-as in WTF.

Disappointment-as in WTF.

Fear-as in WTF!

I realized that I had similar feelings when I quit my partying ways.

At that time, I replaced my alcohol with M & M’s.

Sugar for sugar, essentially.

I call this a Poison Bait and Switch.  Check out more on this in this blog!

Since sugar is not an option during my Month of May Clean Eating Challenge,M&M’s are not an option.

That means that I have to do something different.

If you have been following my posts on Facebook you know I have been talking about doing nourishing things.

I actually wanted to feel something different.

So, I chose to dance.

Weirdly, one of my favorite songs to dance to is New Orleans is Sinking by The Tragically Hip.

I danced. I felt good. I felt happy. I did not feel undernourished.

And…I did not miss the pizza.

So, try this:

Even if you have not joined me in the on Month of May Clean Eating Challenge this will still be helpful.

It is something I have my clients do as part of the NOW™ Life program (the next one starts May 24th, if you want to join! {Link}).

Make a list of 10 things you can do instead of indulging in your poison.

Here is mine:

  1. Dance
  2. Call a friend
  3. Watch Super Soul Sunday
  4. Play online Bridge
  5. Read a book
  6. Go for a walk
  7. Do nothing but sit
  8. Pick veggies from my garden
  9. Make that dentist appointment and then take the car in for an oil change
  10. Try out a new clean-eating recipe

If you are ready to start to nourish yourself with positivity, check out Your Future NOW.  All on my website:

Laurie’s Facebook Live video where she talk about her clean eating tweaks.