Realizations and Clean(er) Eating
I went to the grocery store yesterday and I feel awesome! I’m so excited to make tasty fall recipes and eat clean(er) foods. I noticed on Friday that I ate nothing but processed food all day (and for several days before that, and I that has had such a negative impact on my self image.
When I eat carb-laden, unicolored, processed crap, I feel awful. I am constantly afraid of gaining weight, and I don’t like what I see in the mirror. When I buy fresh fruits and hummus and veggies and almonds and better foods, I feel so much better. Beyond that, I feel like I am capable of my own food choices. I feel like food doesn’t rule me.
Tumblr has been really helpful in teaching me what I should buy to eat cleaner and make better choices. There are some really inspirational blogs out there. I need to follow more of them, honestly.
Still, I’m not perfect. Like today, I had half a ginger ale soda, a handful of chocolate-covered raisins, and a mocha. But that’s all fine in moderation. Healthy eating is a process, and hopefully I can work my way towards never wanting to eat processed crap again. :)
In short, go grocery shopping! You’ll feel awesome afterwards!
10/12/12 — Biking
Today’s workout = Biking!
Not that much to say, honestly. I’ve been walking a ton, neglecting my blog, neglecting my bike (a travesty!), hopelessly busy. Trying to make life work.
I did nerd out a little bit in the store because I bought Jillian Michael’s Whey Protein Powder. It’s kind of difficult to take when mixed with just water, but I think it will do really well in oatmeal. And I want to practice blending with peanut butter and fruit (before all the fruit goes completely out of season) to make a smoothie.
Trying to stay healthy can be tough some days. I don’t like all the processed foods I’ve been eating, but I also don’t think I have enough money right now to stock up my fridge the way I want to.
Okay, stay fit lovelies!
Lunch: A slice of whole wheat toast, 2 hard boiled eggs, broccoli, cucumber, snap peas and carrot with hummus.
A great clean eating site from a healthy married couple :)
Okay, why haven’t I thought of this! Easy!
NEED TO DO THIS!!!
um, yes! i usually get a earl grey soy tea misto, pretty sure that’s around 90 cal for a tall.
Goals for October
I know it’s still a few days away from October but I’m making resolutions right now.
I am really annoyed with how much junk I’ve been eating lately. I just feel super fat even though I don’t think I’ve gained weight. Right now I’ve been buying a lot of food while I’m out (it’s not as bad as some people’s diets with daily fast food habits, but it’s not good enough for me) and extraneous expenses, so it not only makes me feel bad about my self-image, but also burns a tremendous hole in my wallet.
October is going to be a new month, though. October will be my bitch. So a few goals:
- Buy groceries regularly
- Cook dinner more often — try new recipes and stop looking for instant gratification just because you’re tired at the end of the day
- Eat breakfast that’s not in a high-fructose corn syrup bar type thing
- Bring healthy snacks to class (this one’s easy because it tastes so good!)
- Make my own lunches again.
- Set up a new system/calendar for working out
- Limit coffee intake until I can find a more cost efficient way to enjoy it — right now my coffee habit has picked up and it’s too expensive to me.
I need to make lifestyle changes not only to look better, but to live longer. To enjoy more out of life. I’m trying to change my outlook on food; I used to hate myself every time I ate, and I thought that waiting 7 or 8 hours between meals meant that I was going to be so skinny and beautiful. Now I just want to enjoy food and enjoy exercise and enjoy life because it’s already too short for me to hate myself. (Being 120 pounds is still the goal, though. I just want to have less fat mass. I’ve been trying for years and my body just keeps holding on to it.) I already enjoy drinking water and eating healthy foods so much more than the alternatives. I just need to buckle down and commit more.
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