What is the biggest issue in your life that makes eating healthy fail?
Come on…. this isn’t that hard! It’s lack of preparation!
Think about it, you can have the absolute best intentions but if you don’t have the food, spices, condiments that you need that intention will be pretty much shot to hell. It’s so easy to stop and get fast food but even the healthy options aren’t healthy.
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I made this planner, so I can plan our menu for the week and be sure I have all the supplies needed to make it happen. Yes, I sometimes swap meals depending on how I feel that day but at least with my handle planner I can make a grocery list and be sure everything is in my home to set me up for success!
What do you do that makes staying on track easier?
I feel like I'm constantly failing.
I'm not a person who makes excuses for things. Oh, but you are so busy....you have two kids...you have a home to take care of....a husband to love on....a very busy job....etc, etc, etc.
I. AM. BEING. LAZY.
That's as simple as it gets. Yes, all those things are true but who gives a fuck? I can still take care of myself even with all those things going on. I'm the one that is making poor choices because I'm lazy. Or because something tastes really good. It needs to stop, now.
In four months, FOUR months, I will be running a half marathon. In order to do it I need to take better care of myself. I need to eat clean and exercise. No more excuses or laziness.
Are you being lazy too? Knock that shit off.
Many times in the past, I threw away all chance of having a healthy weekend by having the "it's just one meal" or "Eh, I'm never going to be the size of a model" attitude.
This weekend, I'm very proud to announce, has definitely been the exception.
I began my morning with a veggie scramble and going to the gym with my son. Not only did I go to the gym but I said I was going to run 2 miles. And guess what guys, I DID IT!
I'm training for a half marathon so it's imperative to stay on track with the training schedule. The fact that I had it on my calendar, definitely pushed me forward.
Although I'm super psyched about the 2 mile success I'm ALSO excited that my eating has been awesome today. :-)
How is your weekend so far? Did you set a goal and meet it?
I started Friday with a great attitude.
I drank water on the way to the office.
I had premade a smoothie for my breakfast.
I made great choices from our catered lunch.
I ate a piece of cake, a cookie and a rediculous amount of macaroni and cheese.
UGH! I hate when the day starts with such high hopes and gets shot to hell. On the bright side, unlike my usual shitty attitude...I started this morning with a fresh slate. I got up, drank water and had a healthy breakfast. I'll be at a wedding this afternoon/evening so I know temptation will be in my face. I'll be sure to do my best and make decent selections. The cake and alcohol is going to be SOOOO difficult for me?
What are your biggest temptations when you go to events?
I've been struggling. Big time struggling.
The fact that I even just wrote those words is pretty impressive to me. I'm the kind of person that pastes a smile on my face and keeps chugging along but lately the struggle has been so damn real. I find myself miserable and grouchy and just not liking what I see in the mirror. I've been picking fights with my husband, yelling at my kids and so incredibly unhappy with my work.
Once upon a time, I weighed 135 lbs. Seriously, 1-3-5 pounds. To some of you that's a normal number, to the rest of you...well you get it. I'm now checkin in around 205. It's embarassing, yes, but more so - it's making me miserable.
I need to change. Not the "I'm going to go on a diet today!" change but the "I'm making a serious lifestyle change TODAY!", change.
Who wants to join me on this journey?