Saturday, October 27, 2012
I have been dieting most of my life. I could have a masters degree in weight loss. I've collected information and then tested it out on my body, my research has been extensive and studied over years. So why am I still Obese???
I have found that my body works really well with a regular diet of a breakfast made up of yogurt, fruit and whole grains; a lunch and dinner of Cooked veggies, salad and a lean protein; and a small protein n fruit snack in the evening.
My body and mind loves to hike, to run and to swim.
It is best if I strength train different parts of my body daily, (i.e. upper, lower and core consecutively rather than doing a whole body workout 3xs a week).It feels best to do it before my cardio.
My body does best when I am rested and take time to stop and enjoy life. Meditation is an important part of my weight loss process.
I also know that each month I have to struggle through very difficult hormonal shifts. These shifts are so challenging they disrupt my sleep, my energy, my food cravings. I also know that these shifts are minimized through regular exercise, organic non-GM foods and meditation.
I am an emotional eater so finding different outlets for my emotions is very important.
I have a tremendously hard time saying NO to people, and offered food. I often put others feelings before my health. I am learning to say, "Yes...And" as in "Yes you made a wonderful cake for this party and I am not going to eat it." I am also learning to say NO, without explanation or apology. This is a BIG challenge for me and often the culprit of getting off track.
So with all of this knowledge I still don't know how to keep going, life gets in the way, I get tired of starting again. I need to find motivation again and again.
As long as I keep starting again I know I will get there. I will not allow myself to get to 40 (two years away) and still be Obese. I will NOT ALLOW IT! I deserve to be the healthy and strong woman I am ment to be. I was never overweight as a child, it wasn't until I was older, so this obesity still seems foreign to me, despite having spent my entire 20s and 30s obese.
Not anymore, I deserve to be strong and healthy.