You can’t outtrain a bad diet….
Don’t I know this! I have been kicking bootay in the exercise department–working out at home, getting in my training runs, and I started back personal training. So far this week, I helped empty a truck with 2000 pounds of tile, grout, and other fun home remodeling stuff, endured an awesome arms day with my trainer the day after, ran on the treadmill since it is crazy hot/humid/hell outside, and Zumba-ed my heart out. Today I’m going to GRIT Plyo and leg days with my personal trainer. All is good in the world. Except…
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My “champagne and carbs” diet is hindering my success.
Nope I’m not trying to be Drake.
Even though that’s not a bad life.
I start out the day with the best intentions. A healthy breakfast. And it is actually yummy. That I proudly display on my Instagram. I go to the gym or workout at home on my elliptical or stream a video on Grokker. Then I have a Premier Protein shake or bar. Life is good. I get back to work. I blog. I conference call and Google Hangout until my voice is sore.
I work in a very stressful industry and I work 24/7. By the time 3pm rears its ugly head, I have been up since 5am (especially hard on embargo days) taking care of house-family-work and I’m done. Conference calls, fires extinguished, and I’ve hit the wall. I’m glad I’ve found treats like Dannon Greek yogurt to keep me sustained but dinner has become a celebratory event.
I landed a new campaign? Champagne! Work stressing me out? Margaritas on the patio! The boys had a great day at camp? Let’s order pizza instead of grilling chicken and making a healthy Taco Turesday as planned! Heck, that chicken isn’t even defrosted…even better.
I am trying very hard not to eat my feelings of stress and frustration. And of happiness. But my current diet is hindering my success. The Hormone Reset Diet taught me three things:
1. I have a love-hate relationship with meat. I can do without it. Then I crave it.
2. I need to cut my alcohol intake to two-three drinks per week.
3. I need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Especially veggies.
Taking this into account and my current life stresses where I am struggling with living “balanced”, my stomach (which to me is my clear indicator that something is awry), has been bloated and uncomfortable. Every.single.day. And the scale has not been kind.
Did I mention that my 2 month old Mac laptop has been on the fritz so normal tasks that should take one minute sometimes take ten? Or that we are having work done to our home so I am home office-less until next week? And my truck’s dashboard has conveniently stopped working so I’m worried about running out of gas, speed limit, etc?
So, for the next few weeks I will be working on my eating. And on my body. I’ll be amping up my workouts and half marathon training and practicing conscious eating while tracking my activity and food. I may even (re)join Weight Watchers again since I won a free month of tracking and their new personal coaching. I’m taking what I learned and cutting back on my stresses and working on my passions so I think this help. I’m excited for what’s to come!
How is your health and wellness? Any areas you need to improve on? Let’s motivate each other!