Ok, so I'm not too worried (minimally worried?) about counting calories and all that, but I do worry about the quality of food I eat. This is what I preach:
Eat meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, some dairy
Protein shakes (to help with lifting)
No processed food
No deep fried crappy food/fast food
No sugary food (some honey is ok here and there)
This past week, this is what I've been practicing:
Easter candy (whoppers, jelly beans, chocolate bunny)
Pizza and beer
A biscuit (with butter - yum)
Cinnamon bread, pumpernickel bread, banana bread
Sushi (I make exceptions for sushi - it's a rarity and it's the food of the gods)
I need to practice what I preach. Luckily, I'm still getting plenty of exercise and energy from the crap I've been eating, and it is helping me. I still made strength gains at the gym. I'm not feeling sick or anything like that. But I need to stay focused on eating well so I can build myself well.
Today we're going to a Hibachi restaurant for lunch to meet my in-laws. They have sushi... oh man! Sushi!!! But I think instead of sushi, I will stick with the Hibachi instead. I don't know how I'll turn down the fried-right-in-front-of-me-ric
e though. Maybe I'll give it to Avery. He loves rice.
I want these next three weeks that I'm finishing up Stage 1 to count. I want to take my after pictures - the result of six weeks of Stage 1 workouts - and see a big difference. I want to see a difference from the pictures I took earlier this week and the pictures at the end of April. That's what I'm talking about!
So - time to rededicate myself. I'm going to make the grocery list today (to go shopping tomorrow probably) and plan my recipes for the week. I'm going to get the junk food out of the house (or at least put it up really high so I can't reach it without climbing on a chair). I'm going to get my veggies ready to eat, make more high protein lunches, hard boil some eggs, etc...
I also want to start my journey of walking/running/biking to Rivendell:
Speaking of bikes - I don't ride mine very much because it's a cruiser and I can't shift gears, and we have a lot of hills, and my bike his heavy. It is a lot of work riding anywhere around here. If I want to ride on the trail, I end up riding the last mile home uphill. And it's exhausting. So I'm looking into getting a new bike this year. The last time I got a bike was 2005.
This is a bike I found yesterday that I like - it's about 35 lbs, and it's a hybrid with seven gears:
It has a thinner tire, which I like. I don't really ride on the grass or dirt much - I prefer riding on pavement (running too). It has a more open feel than a typical cruiser. The handles are weird - they don't go back on an angle - they point forward. But it sits nice, and is pretty comfortable. I want to look around at other stores for now (I found it at Meijer) to see what else is available, and wait for a sale. It's not like I NEED a bike RIGHT NOW.
In any case, it will be nice to spend some of my money that I saved from Christmas on ME instead of sh*t for the TV that Airin keeps buying.
I must rededicate to the Rebellion. I must be strong before I can ever hope of attacking the Empire.