Friday, January 27, 2012
I get stressed a lot. There, I said it. I was so overwhelmed this week I seriously ate at Wendy's 3 out of the 5 weekdays this week. And I only made semi-good decisions (small fry instead of the Biggie I wanted to stuff in my face with two hands). Stress is where I totally fall apart every time. Today at lunch, I didn't bring my lunch in yet again, and I was debating getting into my car and getting Wendy's (for the 4th time....GROSS right?) and I instead walked across the street from work and got a Greek salad and dessert. I always give myself a pass when I make the bad choices because it's "only" a few days and then "I'll get through it." Yeah right, who am I kidding! The only thing that will change about my stress is the level - I've pretty much given up on the elusive stress-free day. But, it doesn't mean I can't HANDLE the stress better. Seriously, giving myself a pass has always led to my downfall. So this time, I am OWNING UP. Yes, I sucked for the last two weeks. There's no pretty way of saying it. The only thing I can do is make better choices TODAY, RIGHT NOW and not make excuses for why I did a bad job before.
So today, I made a better choice, and eventually, all my "todays" will add up to a nice long streak of healthy eating.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
So I started this 100 DTS challenge a while ago, and shockingly, I'm still here. I've certainly not been perfect at it, in fact I've downright sucked a few times. But I keep coming back and coming back. Why? Well, it all goes back to one of my first posts on the Nutrition challenge. I mentioned that I'm turning 30 this year and my main goal is that I didn't want to start my 30s fat. This is a great goal for me, as it gives me a specific date (no more, I'll lose weight...whenever), but really it's not all of why I'm here. So far, I've lost about 10-12lbs, and honestly I feel much better. I can keep up with my daughter easily now, I don't feel SO fat in clothes, and my relationships are better as a result. I'm glad that I focused on one goal for this challenge (nutrition), but my real goal in the end is this: To look healthy, feel healthy, and make it a part of my daily life. I already got a shock the last time I attempted to lose weight - I ended up losing less than I thought I originally wanted to because I looked and felt GREAT much earlier than I thought was possible. Now at least I know that the number on the scale is only partly important. I'm looking forward to finishing this challenge up strong and then moving on to some fitness challenges!
So here is my vision statement:
I want to be the kind of person who inspires others with my ability to lead a healthy lifestyle, while working and caring for a family. I want to wake up in the morning and not have to think about what clothing is going to fit me, because I know I will feel comfortable in whatever I choose. For the past 11/12 weeks I have focused on getting my nutrition under control, and while I feel like I've learned a lot I know this is NOT everything. I want to be strong and healthy, I want to be able to rollerblade the mileage that I was able to 7 years ago without worry, and I want to be able to play with my daughter and teach her how to have fun and be healthy.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
I've heard people talking about greek yogurt for a while and I finally just broke down and bought some at the store this past weekend. I got the Fage brand and tried it with honey, and YUMMM it's like a little piece of heaven! SOOO creamy and tasty. Granted, it's not at all the same as ice cream (I mean really, nothing is), but it will so be my substitute. The 0% fat stuff is only 60 cals per half cup. It's crazy good!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Part of the nutrition challenge this week is to review how important timing is in what you eat. I took the quiz about strength training and I got a whopping big fat F (50%) lol. I had never taken that quiz before and the info was really interesting, especially the part about not needing much extra protein to support it. That kind of info is thrown around regularly on SP so I was surprised that article said it was not exactly true.
I was also semi-surprised in one of the articles that said that your last meal before you workout isn't necessarily the one your body is using for energy during the workout. Intuitively I know that digestion takes a while, but that was kind of surprising for me.
There was a lot of good info there related to eating and working out, which would be great if I was working out lol. But I did bookmark it for later use!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I did absolutely jack this week. There, I said it. I was at a conference for work from Mon-Thurs, which was just downward spiral after downward spiral. I drank excessively and ate excessively, played golf for the first time, and sprained my ankle (OUCH). Now, I really don't drink that often (MAYBE once every 3 months or so), and I know why. Not because of the god awful hangovers afterwards, but because I want to eat everything in sight for the next 6 months after I drink. And I want greasy, fatty, foods, none of this healthy garbage. Drinking excessively is just something I need to avoid in the future. Oh, and eating excessively as well.
So, with that said, I'm writing last week off, and started anew today. It felt SO GOOD to eat healthy and drink all my water. Seriously, I don't know why I don't just do this all the time.
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