Tuesday, April 01, 2014
When one of my teams asked if we had any success in March, I had to say yes. Even though I have been off track with both nutrition and exercise. I had an "awakening" or "aha" moment on Sunday, March 30.
I have been trying to find a quick, easy solution in "diet" books or online programs. unfortunately there is none! And I have been trying to conform to all of their "rules". some work well for me and some do not work and others are impossible. so, what to do?
Ok, first thing, dispense with all those rules that I cannot follow anyway. I decided to strive for a healthy lifestyle. Yes, I do follow a food plan. My calorie range is about 1500 per day. Give or take. And I try to have for breakfast: one protein, 3 carbs, and 1 fat. For lunch: 2 protein, 2 veggies, 4 carbs, 2 fat. And for supper (dinner): 4 protein, 2 veggies, 3 carbs, and 2 fat. I count milk and fruit in my carbs. As well as the usual starches. So far this is working well. And I do allow myself a treat or snack, if I need or want it.
And for the exercise. I am starting small and building up. That way it is doable and manageable. If I truly do not feel like exercising, then I will do a very light exercise But I have to honestly be sore and stiff. Not just use it as an excuse.
I was sabotaging myself by trying to do a lot of challenges. I was making it impossible for myself to keep up. I know alot of people do these challenges and it is a tremendous help to them. I have heard the testimonies and seen the numbers. But it was defeating the purpose for me. I was not able to keep up and it was tearing down my spirit and morale. So I have set doable goals for myself. And just living as healthy as possible is the first and foremost goal!
And just for the record, I am still doing challenges. But they are smaller, more achievable challenges. This is only day 2, but I feel good about what I have discovered and what I am doing.