Fighting My Inner Food Demon
Monday, December 09, 2013
Sadly the past year and a half has been a big roller-coaster ride for me in more ways than one and the stress and boredom led to my regaining the last 25 pounds that I lost and thought were gone for good. My work life is 99% sedentary and chances for a break are minimal so I've been lashing out at myself by snacking on high-caloric, high-carb foods and drinking a lot more alcohol than I usually do. In addition, I didn't work out for about two months during which time I packed on 10 pounds. I feel gross! My body feels fatigued and slower than it was. But all hope is not lost! Nelson Mandela said, "the impossible is only impossible until its done." I've marked this month as the beginning of my rejuvenation. I've been experimenting with gluten and find that I feel soooo much better when I limit the amount of grains that I eat on a weekly basis. Also, dairy (milk in particular) and alcohol put a damper on my energy levels.
I won't stop until I succeed and maintain!
I will workout out for at least 30 minutes six times per week.
I will strength train at least 3 times per week.
I will do a deep stretch once a week.
I will drink adequate amounts of water and go to bed on time.
I will limit my grain and dairy intake. (80/20 primal)
I will drink alcohol no more than twice per month.
I will reach out to others when my mind wants me to eat out of boredom or frustration.
I will have the body and the confidence that I want and it will be amazing!