I have six weeks until my next half marathon. And I haven’t been running because of a leg injury. But it is getting better and I went out and ran pretty much pain-free today for almost three miles. Which is a far cry from the normal 7-11 miles that I was running on a regular basis, but it is better than not running at all. Which is what the last 10 days entailed.

In the absence of running, I have been craving (and sad to say, giving into said cravings) sweets like crazy!

So, here is what I want to do, I want to start a challenge for you and for me. The challenge looks like this:

  • No sugar/sweets/carbs/etc., for 30 days – April 1-30. (That means no fruit, either, and only whole grains sparingly.)
  • Exercise of some kind (even if it isn’t running) 5 days a week.
  • Log all of this in My Fitness Pal for the month of April.

It’s a short-term plan, basically a kick-start for any of you that need help getting started. And a plan for me which is what I need at this point coming back from injury and fighting off a bout of bad of depression.

So, who’s in? You can find me on My Fitness Pal (the badge on the side of this post), and we can be accountable to one another there, or you can comment on this blog post and we can talk about times when we are struggling.

Let’s go!