Do You Sabotage Your Exercise With What You EAT?
I have been thinking of what I want to write in this blog all day. I have been learning a few things about exercise and eating.
Several years ago, I was a member of a national fitness chain. They really pushed you to not just have your membership, but to work out with a personal trainer. I wanted to get healthier, so I signed up to work out with a personal trainer.
I worked out two or three times a week. With the trainer. But I didn't do much else.
I also had not figured out how to eat healthier. I would work out and then drive to Mac Donald's and have a double cheeseburger, and french fries, and diet coke. Basically negating what ever exercise I had done, plus some more.
IT WAS A WASTED YEAR AND A HALF OF MY LIFE.
Since joining Spark People, I have learned to eat healthier. After I work out, I go HOME and fix myself a healthy lunch, with fruit, a whole grain bread, meat, or tuna, maybe some hummus and carrots. I carry raw almonds in my purse in case I need a quick snack.
I limit my diet cokes to maybe one a month. I drink mostly water, or iced tea. I have learned to like my fish grilled, rather than smothered in flour and fried in oil. I am learning to enjoy grains.
I am eating 8-12 fruits/vegetables a day.
Drinking 10+ cups of water a day.
I am exercising at least 30 minutes 6 days a week.
I am getting my sleep.
I have not eaten at Mac Donald's in quite a long time. I am no longer sabotaging my exercise with what I eat. And it has paid off with my becoming successful in loosing weight.