It might just be time to pump the brakes a bit. We may or may not have eaten out 90% of our meals over the last few weeks. Going out-of-town and constant socializing can really deter efforts to stay on track. Most people probably use New Years to set resolutions, but resolving to be healthy is not an all or nothing.
I have lost a lot of weight over the last few years which I will write about in the future. Recently, however, I have been eating like my life depends on it. Which it does, that’s why food is important. I have been stuffing myself to the brim with junk and facing the consequences. From the meat sweats, to the sugar poops, unhealthy food does nothing to fuel the body. The holidays put me on a bit of a tailspin with my eating habits. A delicious, decadent tailspin.
Despite working out like a Hoss and taking names doing it, my clothing continues to grow tighter, and zippers and buttons have become more and more optional. Not where I want to be. Now, granted, I am pretty in shape. I am just not where my physical training can reach its peak. I actually enjoy most of this stuff, too. Kinda, on a good day.
Food is my struggle. Wine and cheese. Chips and salsa. Margaritas. Hamburgers. Double portions. I could go on a while here. But that is not where I am going to be for the next 30 days. I began my journey with healthier choices yesterday and will continue until May 9.
I plan to write about my fitness lifestyle with tips and tricks to help others achieve the same results/endure the same hardships, plenty of relatability from my part. I will provide help with some fitness ideas and links to resources I use to pump some iron and burn calories. A glass of red wine is about 140 calories, that means I need to run an extra ten-minute mile for 14 minutes, or skip the glass. Choices are so hard.
I will also write about how all of this fits in with mom life. It can be done, but it definitely presents its own challenges.
The next post will be meal preparation strategies. I hope you follow my along my journey and help keep me accountable to reaching my goals.
*Remember to consult your doctor before you begin any new dietary or exercise programs.