01 October 2016

One week of paleo down

So I had that heart to heart with Hubby last weekend and wow, did he jump on board quickly. He went right on his phone and started looking up Paleo recipes. He planned the whole week out and had a different paleo meal every night. He also made some paleo 'treats'. It was awesome. I cooked a bunch of chicken in my Instant Pot and had that and salad for lunch. It was awesome. A couple of things I noticed. I didn't feel so fat and bloated. The scale didn't move much, but that's okay, I felt better. Also, I was not completely wiped out at the end of the day. I would get tired around 2-3, but my energy would come back without a nap. Yay!!!! So I'm back on track. My workouts didn't happen as often as I would have liked, but you know what? That's okay. I'm starting to feel a lot better and if it takes a little bit of time to get the workouts in hand, I'm okay with that. I'm just so glad to be feeling good again. We are going to a Bites N' Brews thing tonight and I'll be going off paleo, but I'm not going to let it derail me completely. I'm going to treat it like a carb night scenario. I've gone 6 days on pretty strict paleo so going a little high carb tonight will not derail me completely. I'm looking forward to getting into the workouts again. I love the way I feel when I workout consistently so I want to add that to the way I feel while eating well. So I'm finally feeling like I'm on the right track again. I'm not going to rush it and I'm not going to beat myself up if I slip up a bit, it is consistency over time that really matters. So thing are good.

25 September 2016

Stop the insanity

I am not a perfect person, not by a long shot. I have a lot of things that I really need to work on. In most cases, I am working on them. Slowly. But progress is being made. In terms of my weight and my health - not so much. Part of the reason, I just realized this morning, is that I keep trying to solve it the same way. I make these grandiose plans on the weekends and then fall into the same old routine during the week. The plans fall by the wayside and boom, I've made zero progress and I don't understand why. It is time to really switch things up, but I'm not sure exactly how to do that. I always go back to my mindset because I understand how important that is. I know that if I make things like eating right and exercising a non-negotiable thing, I will stick to it. But only for a while. So how can I change things to really shake up my routine? So what do I do? Maybe try some things that worked in the past but I haven't done recently. Like meal prep.

I think it starts with a heart to heart with the Hubby. He does the majority of the cooking in the house and I have just been eating it. In the past he has always been very supportive when I needed to lose weight. So I think a heart to heart and a plan will go a long way in making this work. I know he will get on board, I just need to fill him in and to let him know that I am serious this time. That and some meal prep should be a good start.

Success when I'm not looking

This is true, especially for me. I try to stay on the straight path, but life doesn't always like the straight path. Life throws thin...