Monday, August 20, 2012
[Sorry, I just had to keep with the alliteration there!]
I need to face facts and admit that my nutrition hasn't been the best ever the past few weeks. I don't know why, I've just had a sudden disinterest in food. I normally *love* cooking and I have a backlog of healthy recipes to try out, but I haven't felt like making any the past few weeks. I've been staying within my calorie ranges [and, for the most part, within my macronutrient ranges] but not with the healthiest choices. I've been fudging my 5 fruits & vegetables each day, and relying heavily on... well, more processed foods. I haven't been *hungry*, so I don't eat much throughout the day and then suddenly, it's 6pm and I have 800+ calories to consume so I eat some brownies and call it a day. [No, seriously, have a look through my nutrition tracker and see how many brownies I had last week! They're my low calorie/fat recipe but still.] Like I said, not the best.
This was the second week in a row that I didn't lose much [0.2lbs added onto last week's 0.8 to make one full pound in two weeks... so, not my usual] and although I could throw a number of excuses at it [starting P90x so water retention, my body's evening out from two weeks of really big losses, etc.] I KNOW it's because of how I've been eating. It's not my exercise... that's been on point and, in fact, with the addition of P90X I've been getting strength training in regularly which was always hit-or-miss with me previously. Cardio's never been a problem with me... if anything, I'd had the mentality over the last few years that I could eat more [and of the "bad" stuff] just because I was so active. Well that's not true, as my starting weight is proof-- you can't out-train a bad diet!
I've also had way less energy-- I always wake up between 8 and 9am, but the past week I've been turning off my alarm at 9am and falling back asleep for another hour [at least! Yesterday I slept until almost noon!]. I was blaming this at first on the addition of P90X into my routine-- but I haven't done it in a few days [I took a break to get myself onto their schedule of the week's beginning starting on Monday] and I'm still lacking energy. I'm pretty sure it's because of the food I'm eating-- less fruits and vegetables, more added sugar. Ugh! I hate eating like this and feeling tired all the time, so why did I fall back into this habit?
I'm stepping up now and admitting this slight slip-up, and taking action to move on from it. Honestly, it's not THAT bad but I also don't want it to get worse. So I'm nipping it in the bud, and letting all of you know. Current mantra: more whole foods, less crap. It was working for the past six months, so why change now? Today was the first day back at the whole foods approach and it went really well.
Okay, my DELICIOUS dinner of peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke hearts on whole wheat pizza crust has finally settled into its digestive process so it's time to go do P90X.