Drawing a line in the sand…

40…  I’m officially 2 weeks into my 40’s…

it’s super interesting to me, if you would have asked me 20 years ago… I would have told you that my 40th Birthday would have included some type of  “over the hill” themed party filled with a life is now over theme… but the reality is I feel like my life is just beginning. Maybe it’s all the personal development work I’ve been doing lately or the tried and true expectation vs reality thing… but most days I feel 25 and the day I turned 40 didn’t really change that feeling much.

Last April, I attended a Tony Robbins event and it was such a monumental turning point for me and my personal development…  I walked away with decisions made and lines drawn in the sand.  It’s really interesting the way your brain processes a decision like that.  It’s almost processed like a sigh of relief followed by this wave of energy…

I’m not even going to try to pretend like these last two weeks have been anything close to a massive wave of action. The ONLY promise I have kept to myself is the promise of not looking back…. 40 was the line but today is THE LINE… for the remainder of 2020… no more processed sugar. No more dairy. No more gluten. No more soy.

Which means YES to fresh vegetables. Yes to maximum flavor… and YES YES YES to more foods like these!!!

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The next few days are definitely going to be filled with headaches and sugar withdrawals  but today… today is AMAZING because the line has been drawn and there is no looking back…

Cookie Dough Truffles | Paleo

This recipe was built solely on a craving…

I’ve been yo-yo-ing back and forth with transitioning into a full time paleo inspired lifestyle.  Seriously it was like a yo-yo…   3 days on… 3 days off… and back to on… back to off.  What always kills me is the sugar. I always felt like that whole sugar is an addiction thing was totally bogus until I successfully completed Whole 30…  but let me tell you… as a graduate… sugar really messes with you!!!   It effects your inflammation, it affects your skin, it affects your mood.   It’s just an all around bad time for the empire.

So… one Saturday afternoon, I was determined to stick to the plan… but I wanted something… so I came up with this…

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookies sounded good… a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup sounded even better… so I married the two into a Cookie Dough Truffle. Yum.

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These are beyond easy to make and would be a great alternative for anyone looking to make something sweet this year for Valentine’s Day!!!  Be sure to snap a photo and let me know how you like them if you try them!!!

-eliza