Saturday, February 23, 2013
My sisters 21st birthday at Dave & Busters was soo much fun. It was my "chill day" I did pretty decent. I actually found myself stealing broccoli off my moms plate surprisingly. Guess the allure of "forbidden" food is greater than the actual craving. But I am learning the difference between eating to live vs living to eat and thirst vs hunger. I even learn that my irritability was proof that I used food to cover my emotions in the past.
I had an Aha moment as well yesterday. I am incorporating fitness now and to allot some give for my "chill day" I did some zumba and wii fit. My fitness age was 48 and I'm 26. I realized that I wasn't only physically, but mentally 48. I was stressed, body aches, tired, and depressed. I rarely went out. I just focused on the wrong things. Thats all going to change over time. I will get out more. I am going to let my hair down and relax. Even in nutrition... I know what works for me. Weighing, Measuring, Tracking.. its not for me.
And when I was preparing for this weekend I looked into the "Cheat Day" theories on youtube. A popular trainer on there explained something that made sooooo much sense. He said.. "I could eat clean for 100% and eventually go nuts and BINGE for months because of deprivation. OR I can eat clean 80% if the time and 10% of the time I can be free to eat what I please."
I liked that approach. Because in reality... when clean eating becomes a habit.. the bad choices aren't as bad as they use to be. Whats eating a slice of pizza, a cookie, and maybe Ice cream for ONE DAY after 2weeks of GOOD CLEAN EATING. Especially if I workout too. It kills the allure of a craving and you can pick up where you left off. OH AND TRUST ME... I know better than to XTREME BINGE or make it an every week thing. I have a LOOOOOONNNNNNNG way to go... with 135lbs to be lost It's no joke and I don't take it lightly. I am determined to lose this weight before I turn 28. I spent 26yrs fat.. and not really living. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my 20's like I have always wanted!!!!!!!!
So this weeks plan is to squeeze in more veggies and water.
I'm also going to stay on Phase 1 until I feel like transitioning to Phase 2. ..and allow my "Chill days" maybe once a month. My fitness regimen is kicking in. I'm def struggling but I am going to get it right. I'm feeling pretty good still. Like I said.. I have a LONNNNG way to go. I gotta just learn to keep enjoying the ride.
FAITH. CONSISTENCY. AND HARDWORK!!!!!!! Lets get it!!!