Good morning everyone! It's Friday! We have just about made it through another work week. This one was a doozie in my book, how about yours?
Yesterday was the first day I have steered away from clean eating just a tad. I have been hungry for a bowl of frosted flakes forever now! Like weeks. I finally caved in and had that for lunch yesterday and it was amazingly good and I had two pieces of regular white toast with butter as well. With the toast the butter was salty tasting to me where the old me never would have noticed that. Funny how tastebuds change! Do I want this for breakfast today? No way! I'm not craving it at all....I am craving my avocado toast and kiwis this morning!
For supper I was still working so my daughter made supper last night.....mac and cheese that had left over chicken jalapeno sausage cut up in it. It was also good. I have not had mac and cheese for at least 3 months now. I did have fresh fruits and veggies with it.
It was weird to eat like that yesterday for 2 meals.....and it actually brought back a lot of feelings. I have always wondered some day when I do eat food like that again how would it make me feel?
I can tell you I like my healthier, whole fresh foods way of eating much better!! It's hard to put into words and explain........the best way I can summarize it is to say I didn't feel like I was at the top of my game.
This next statement is so true:
Just some food for thought there!
Something else I want to mention is the 80/20 weight loss rule....anyone ever heard of it?
When losing weight 80% is about what you eat and 20% is about exercise.
The old me knew this but did not practice it. It was just another excuse I created...I would think "well I didn't work out today so now I am a failure and because of that I am going eat whatever I want". It's actually the sugar that was talking and having the strong hold that it did on me. Sugar can have such a strong negative hold on people and they don't even realize it. I went for YEARS trying to figure out why in the heck am I having such a hard time getting on the bandwagon and staying there. Now being on the other side and getting through all of that, for me it was 1000% sugar for the reason I was having such a hard time staying focused. I would start to dip into detox mode and the repercussions from that would make me eat even more of it and that is what caused the yo-yo dieting vicious circle I traveled around for so many years. I have thought about writing a book about it, that is how passionate I am! And with this day and age with how things are factories don't want people to know just what is in their products because if everyone knew just how much hidden sugar there is in stuff and people would realize just how bad it is for you day in and day out and if people could get themselves off sugar this world would be a different place!!!! It would be SO MUCH healthier! That's a whole other topic some day....
With that being said....80/20...
I have not been able to walk on the treadmill for about 10 days now, I've done other things but it is driving me nuts!!!! We have friends coming to stay the weekend with us.....and I don't care, my butt (and the rest of my body HA!) will be on the treadmill tonight and tomorrow! I hardly ever work out on Sundays......
Remember on your crazy busy days it's NOT about if you can get a work out in or not......It's about what you eat that is most important!
Yesterday I was in the 20%....today I am back in the 80% baby!!!!!!
What percent are you? Do you have it backwards? If so start making your way over to the 80%! Maybe you can make your shift cold turkey...I had to slowly make my way over...I was too invested in the 20% junk foodie kind of lifestyle. So so SO glad those days are behind me!
Who wants to join me in the 80%????? These guys really do make you feel welcomed, loved and help put you at the top of your game in life!!!!
Have a blessed day!
Have a blessed Friday everyone!