I am quitting the all or nothing attitude
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
For the last several months I've been trying to "go paleo". I really set myself up for failure. I was on information overload. I wanted to be perfect. When I couldn't be perfect, I would eat a lot of the wrong foods. The guilt would intensify.
I decided to just quit all of it. I cleared out my FB feed of all things paleo and cleared my iPod of podcasts. The information is good, it's valid. The thing is, I wasn't happy with myself. I felt depressed. I was stressed with day to day choices.
Currently, I am continuing to count calories. My goals currently are to drink more water (working on a gallon a day), to do strength training, and continue my walking. I am making relatively healthy choices most of the time. It's ok that I'm not eating paleo. I'm tired of the guilt that I inflicted on myself. I enjoy reading about nutrition, and I believe that much of the information is valid. But for right now, I need to trust myself. I need to be successful. I'm going back to mastering the fundamentals. More sleep, healthy food, water, walking, and being at peace with food.