Welcome to the inaugural Smart Strong Stylish newsletter, where I round up the interesting things that captured my attention, had me thinking and make me laugh this week. Composed and sent to you with joy every Sunday morning, over a strong black coffee.
30 days ago, I set myself the challenge to spend 100 days with simple exercise by way of the Simple & Sinister Kettlebell program, and simple eating by way of Squeaky Clean Keto. Thirty days hence, and I’m progressing well - but it’s time to shift gears.
23 days into my 100 Days of Simple challenge and I'm already seeing benefits: I am feeling stronger, confident and gut irritations have subsided. Each day, I am learning more about myself and what my body can do.
The practice of critical reflection provides a strategic tool to evaluate your behaviour, distancing yourself so to review with objectivity, learn from the experience and plan how to apply what you have learned to your future.
In recent years, a 'clean' approach to Keto has emerged, shifting from meat-and-butter-everything to a 'greener' plan. Fats are consumed from healthy sources such as avocado, grass-fed butter, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and seeds and greater inclusion of vegetables, including leafy greens.