My vice is food. I hide food, I hoard food, I eat food in secret, and I get more excited about the food at events than the actual events sometimes. I throw evidence of the food I’ve eaten away at random trashcans instead of at my actual house so I don’t have to be reminded of what I have done. These are all pretty giant flashing lights around a billboard that screams FOOD ADDICTION! UNNATURAL EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT TO TREATS!
I can relate to Kat’s anxiety over 30 day challenges and food logging accountability — for the longest time, I would refuse to participate in these and felt certain I’d be more successful winging it alone instead of triggering so much anxiety from the pressure of accountability to my coaches or teammates. That said, I just finished Randal’s 30 Days to Shredded program and really committed to confessing where I cheated and trying my best to stay on track. I’ve decided to continue the program Monday-Friday, with room for treats on the weekends as long as I make it through the week without cracking. My goal is to eventually cut sugar out all together — baby steps for now!
This blog post was supposed to be about my 30 day Reset Challenge and about my Goals and how I am proud of myself for sticking to it for the past 3 weeks. But as luck would have it, Tumblr erased my post that I worked so diligently on and now…
I love this idea of eating clean Monday-Friday and allowing weekends to be the only time for treats (within reason). My nutritionist suggested clean eating with the exception of 1-2 treat MEALS per week. For me, tiny cheats lead to full on binges, so I have more success with a strict schedule most of the time.
I found a great article by Neghar Fonooni of Eat, Lift, And Be Happy about her personal experience with diet and nutrition. There are a lot of points I can relate to, but the most important thing to take away is that everyone is different when it comes to nutrition. As much as I would love to…
Carey Kepler really changed my life by teaching me about goal setting as a way of achieving what sometimes seem like impossible dreams. Around this time last year, I took her Signature Series course and set a goal of going to Greece in 2012. I put pictures of Greece on my vision board, made a plan, and started saving. This week, Brian & I bought our tickets for September — I’ll be splashing around on Santorini & Crete and will turn 29 living a dream.
Last night, something clicked with me and I realized that I CAN DO ANYTHING NEXT. Anything! I can literally set any goal I want and start working toward that goal right now! I love this part of being a grownup. You can literally choose to do or be or create anything that your heart desires!
Today, I am rededicating myself to eating clean, lifting often, and taking the best care of my body that I possibly can. This includes managing my stress and once and for all breaking my dependance on food as a primary source of comfort. There are so many other things on this earth that can bring me comfort. Puppies! Kittens! Sloths! Baby pigs! And none of those things will make me sick, make me sad, or hold me back from the goals I’ve set for myself.
I’m really excited to find out where the rest of 2012 takes me. Greece first; next, TBD!
Many of us are working towards our BEST day. A day that we hold in our minds and are actively seeking. Maybe it’s sitting on the porch of your cabin with your husband, well assured that you are living completely debt free, give a substantial portion of your income to those who need it and…
The girls I coach with Chris at The Ann Richards School were asked to be a part of an awesome health fair sponsored by Feel Rich today. Paul Wall was there — he’s lost 100 pounds recently! — as well as his vivacious, beautiful wife, Crystal. The girls took her Zumba class, tried some new healthy snacks, and shared ideas about healthy living with their peers.
I was incredibly proud of Espie, Leyla, and Yanis today (and I learned that they have some seriously baller dance moves for 6th graders)!