Have you ever read a story about someone who has changed their diet/eating habits and experienced a wonderful transformation?
I certainly have.
What you are about to read is not one of those stories. Yet.
I do find those accounts of how someone has changed their lifestyle and their health very inspirational and quite amazing.
As for myself I have always been on the bigger side of healthy. I was athletic as a kid and teenager. we were always outside biking, swimming, playing ball or street hockey. You know, back in the days when kids know how to PLAY!
I have also always had a love hate relationship with food. I am both an over eater and a sneak eater. Hey if someone does not SEE me eat it, did I really eat it??
My weight at times has fluctuated from the mid 200’s to the low 200’s. I have lived with competitive bodybuilders and have been involved with various forms of resistance training my entire life and at times I have looked okay.
A few years back a friend and I committed to getting our act together with out health. I did P90X and actually probably looked the best I have in years. My own father didn’t recognize me in the before and after photos. But then I didn’t stay with it.
So now I am quite possibly at my lowest point in regards to how I both feel and look. It isn’t even that my weight has gone up that much(although it is quite high). It is that I feel like complete crap. I know the reason for this.
Garbage in. Garbage out. If I eat nothing but cookies and chips and bread etc. of course I am going to feel like crap. I know this. I have always known this. So why do I have a hard time with eating clean?
Just some vegetables, lean protein and health fats. I even like eating this way. But I always go back to the junk. And it is always right before summer when a person might want to go to the beach and be able to take their shirt off with having small children screaming in absolute horror.
The other part of this is the pain I have in my feet and knees. This is for me diet related. I firmly believe that EVERYTHING is diet related.
It never ceases to amaze me how much a person’s health improves when they clean up their eating.
Check out some of these success stories.
Again, I know this but when it comes to putting it into practice for myself I fall short.
Anyone out their having the same problem?
So tomorrow I start with a plan to cut the junk and eat clean, one ingredient meals. I want to feel better. I want more energy. I want to have better sleep and better moods. And yes I want to lose a few pounds.
What you eat reflects in everything you do. Eating well helps you be more creative, productive, and enjoyable to be around. The hard part about eating right is that there’s no plan that’s perfect for everyone. There’s no simple prescription. The only way to find what works for you is to experiment with what you eat and find something sustainable that makes you feel alive.
I am sharing this because I want to be held accountable and I want to hear from others who may have struggled in the past or are struggling now with some of these same issues.
What have you done that has worked for you? What do you feel is holding you back?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.