Tuesday, August 13, 2013
My body has been hanging onto its fat supply like there really may not be a tomorrow in spite of how hard I've been working to shake it. Well, I CAN shake it, and that's the point. I don't want it jiggling like that anymore when I do!
I'm not overweight anymore, I'm just not in ideal shape. Since I began my journey I did lose weight in the form of fat and I began to build some muscle. I am fairly happy with the progress, but thought for sure I would be further along by now. I am wearing the same size now as I was in April, which isn't a huge size, but still, with all the exercise and calorie counting/portion control I would have thought I would have seen more results.
Maybe it's not the calories I need to be restricting so much as the types of calories. I rarely eat dairy, but when I do maybe I should avoid fat free dairy. I eat a 90%+ organic diet, so maybe I should try to keep it closer to 100%. I eat mainly whole foods as it is now, but will occasionally have organic corn chips, pasta, brown rice or a slice of bread. I think eliminating any grains, whole grains or otherwise, for a while could help my body to cleanse. Maybe I need to juice more to cleanse my body of toxins that are being stored in what's left of my fat cells. What if all all those toxins from my younger days are being stored there and my body can't keep up with unloading them at the moment and needs a little boost? I can do that.
I know a lot of people don't believe in detoxifying/cleansing their bodies, but I think it's imperative to healthy living. Why I haven't seriously considered doing it myself before now is beyond me. All those years of smoking, drinking and taking Tylenol when I was younger are probably a big reason I am hanging onto the extra padding that I would love to get rid of for good.
I know, "maybe this" and "what if that"... I believe it's time I really gave it a shot. After all, what I'm doing now is no longer producing positive results, I think it's time to change strategy. That being said, I am also going to incorporate more strength training into my routine. No more messing around, it's time to get serious!
A new chapter in the journey for better health begins now.