I’ve taken a lot of detours in the past few years. I’ve changed the course….changed the plan….more than a “few” times.
But, guess what? I’m still here…..finding my fight.
I often tell my clients that sometimes it’s better to focus on one thing at a time when starting a new journey. It’s okay to just focus on your nutrition to get started….or maybe just focus on exercise….and get really good at one (or at least on your way to really good) and THEN add the other. I think all too often we start out simply trying to change and do too much….and we’re left stressed and overwhelmed and we give up. I don’t wanna see anyone give up when they are just getting started.
Change takes time. Developing new habits takes time. And, maybe more importantly WANTING to change and develop new habits takes time.
So, I decided to take my own advice this week and keep focusing on my nutrition….only BETTER!
And, I decided not to start Core De Force until next Sunday or Monday in order to keep my focus on my eating. I’m on day two of the 3-day Refresh and am committing to 365 days of entering my nutrition into My Fitness Pal after I’m done.
As many of you know, I STRUGGLE with my nutrition. I always have. I’ve been an emotional eater ~ yes, any emotion. I’ve been a binge eater. I’ve been a closet eater. I’ve overcome the last two since becoming a coach, and I can honestly say fitness is my jam now! But, what I’ve got to do right now is work really really hard on my emotional eating. I’ve been in a vicious cycle of emotional and stress eating…and then non-eating which is even worse…..for months now…maybe even a year or longer. I’ve had some really good stretches in there but not good enough for long enough.
I decided I needed to take it slower, do a little reset, AND commit to logging my food every day. And, to not try to change too much at once, I’m just hitting my running and Country Heat for the week while I do this….and get better at it. No more eat and log my food for 3 or 5 days and then stop. No more excuses for sneaking candy from boss’ office or B’s Halloween bag. I believe when you have goals like mine, logging your food is a MUST and tracking every little bit is a must! So, stay tuned as I put my macros into motion!! If we’re not already friends on MFP, here’s my profile! I’d love extra support on there as I go! dina_livefit
(And, yes, logging your food is very #unsexy ~ if you’re new here, Tuesdays were a day of the week that didn’t really have much of a theme to go with so I talk about all the unsexy things we do in the name of health and fitness and personal growth and entrepreneurship 🙂 )
So, to keep active this week, I headed out to finish week 5 of my running program last night. It was so nice out! I can’t believe it’s the middle of November! B had went for a drive with her dad and they found me for my last few stretches and she wanted to tag along. She maybe didn’t run the whole time but she had fun and we got a pic by the light of a streetlight! She’s a pretty cute and entertaining running buddy!
This was breakfast this morning. I’ll admit this time on the Refresh is kinda tough but I’m gonna make it through!
(It’s 3 days of all fruit, veggies, healthy fats, nutritional shakes and fiber drinks. I’ve done this many times and sometimes I’m just way more hungry than others…this is one of those times!! But maybe it’s mind over matter, too ~ so LOTS of water!)
And, I got to send out the first package to one of my new clients in the I Am That Girl group! I can’t wait to start this book with a great group of women! AND, speaking of changes ~ we are giving up one vice or bad habit a week during this challenge! Again, I don’t like to try change too many things at once. I’ve tried and failed at that one too many times. So, I’m giving up chewing my fingernails this first week! And, one of the girls posted an article about how horrible it is and let me tell you YUCKOLA.
So, the moral of the story is change can be unsexy and mundane in the day-to-day BUT totally doable and little by little over the course of 90 days….or 6 months….or a year?….can turn into something wonderful 🙂