Monday, April 09, 2012
It's amazing what I used to do to my body when I always ate the way I ate yesterday.
I've been keeping it pretty clean for the last few weeks - no refined sugar, limited white flour, nothing processed, no junk/fast food. I have sat through cravings I used to give in to and have been feeling pretty good, physically, already.
Easter dinner: my family went to a local restaurant called "The Hearth" known for it's great food. For some reason it also attracts tons of senior citizens, so when we were rotten teenagers, my best friend and I called it "The Hearse". ANYWAY, dinner at the Hearse was amazing - but my portions were huge and I ate the bread/butter and I had dessert. I was so bloated afterwards my stomach felt like a big balloon I could have bounced a quarter off it.
This morning I was sluggish and cranky and I made the connection to the overly heavy meal I had last night.
1. I do not have to eat everything on my plate - I could have wrapped half of it and had it for lunch today.
2. Too much sugar/flour makes me gassy and feel gross, that's a pretty compelling reason to stay away from besides the obvious.
3. I don't need to go hogwild just because it's a "holiday" - sure it's a holiday, that's nice, and maybe the next time one rolls around (I'm looking at YOU, 4th of July!) I can eat the clean way that I know is best for me and not feel like I'm not properly celebrating. Jesus isn't any MORE risen because I killed that whole steak, and my family and I aren't any MORE grateful to be together just because we all ate too much ice cream. It's NOT about the food.
4. Holidays are NOT about the food. I needed to see myself say that twice.
So, today I'm back on track, eating clean and kicking ass. I was so draggy this morning I didn't get up in time to work out before work - I will be working out when I get home and dinner is cooking. I'm DONE with one off-the-rails meal turning into a food free-for-all, and I'm focusing on how much better I am going to feel PHYSICALLY tomorrow after eating clean today and moving my booty.