Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I have a confession to make. I have totally fell off the diet band wagon this holiday season. I've eaten boxes of chocolates, loaves of cinnamon swirl bread and I'm afraid to step on the scale. I can see the damage I've done (hello stomach pooch and cottage cheese butt) and I'm ashamed of myself. My one saving grace is that my workouts have continued to be awesome. I'm not afraid of a little sweat equity but I can't seem to find a nutrition strategy that works for me. Even though I am eating better, I still eat way too much, and once I succumb to an indulgence I continue to indulge until I get to the point I'm at now: disgusted, discouraged and burnt out. I'm feeling anxious and want to do something proactive to fix the situation. What comes to mind? I want to eat. Not cookies and ice cream etc, but good foods that will nourish me. However, in this mind set I look at eating as a way of dealing with my anxiety. Since I'm putting good, nutritious foods in my mouth I'm helping myself, right? Wrong!! This passive, aggressive behavior isn't doing me any good. Food cannot be my answer to my worries. I think the time has come to really commit myself to concentrating, not on my exercise habits, but on my eating habits. I know that if I can invest as much time and energy into my diet as do to my workouts I can beat this. I can adopt a new mindset and conquer my battle with my weight for good. Let 2013 be that year that we all accomplish our goals. Let's get to it!!
Happy New Year!!