It’s probably no secret I’ve been struggling with the whole diet and exercise thing lately.
My biggest problem: It’s been all or nothing. I’m either ON my plan or spectacularly OFF it … the way I was all last week while on vacation. Too much eating out — and making poor choices. One bad choice led to another — and another — and … You get the picture.
You might have guessed this from the tone of recent posts, but I’m tired. Tired of always feeling the need to deprive myself. Tired of pretending I want a veggie burger when I really want to sink my teeth into a nice, juicy steak. Just plain tired.
Maybe my lack of sleep is finally catching up to me. Maybe I’m too focused on burning the candle at both ends. (I don’t see that changing anytime soon, though, with my first novel slated for release the week of Oct. 15 and revisions due by Sept. 1.)
I know I need to make time for eating well and exercising. I know that if I do focus on eating whole, real foods, I’ll stop obsessing about eating between meals. I know that a short walk in the morning really does give me more energy. I know that after even one day of making healthier choices, I’ll feel better overall.
I also know that experts say gradual changes are the way to lasting weight loss (although I’ve had great success with a complete overhaul a la Atkins).
So, today is a new day.
- I want to focus on crowding out sweets and processed junk.
- I want to start my day with a #colourfulsmoothie. Maybe even this one from Leanne at Healthful Pursuit. (Except I need to shop before I make that one.)
- I want to track ALL my eats in Lose It.
- I want to make time for at least a short walk.
- I want to make a meal plan and pick up a few groceries.
Today is also the day I’ll be snapping my WIAW pictures. (My skipping WIAW last week was partly because I had no time to blog, but mostly because I didn’t eat one thing I was proud of.) I need y’all to check back with me tomorrow to make sure I stuck to my guns.