I don't eat horrible. In fact, most of my friends would tell you I'm suffering because I don't eat doughnuts or cupcakes. In fact, I would never even share this with some of them because they think us "runners" are fanatics about health...(well we kinda are?) They will also tell you that I LOVE candy and once I start eating it....I don't stop. Truly...I love candy. Skittles, milkduds, twizzlers, tootsie rolls, starburst......love candy. So I try to avoid it at all costs.
Weekdays, eating is not usually a problem. I'm on a schedule:
B'fast: Oatmeal (every morning for the last 4years) I like it!
post run or workout: Protein drink
|this is what I'm snacking on right now at my desk.|
noon: I usually bring my lunch, fish or chicken with steamed veggies
2pm: protein bar or almonds at my desk again
5pm-10pm: dinner is usually pretty sketchy. It's a mad dash to get kids to ball, get to church, running group, or whatever extra curricular we have going on. J is really great about grilling enough chicken and fish on the weekend that I can grab something quickly. If we are out, I'll grab a protien bar and an apple. There are times where I don't eat until the kiddos are in bed around 9:30-10:00pm! I am very aware that this area needs work.
But on the weekends......I pretty much eat anything. It usually starts on Friday night, I tell myself I'm going to allow myself a free day....and then a day turns into 2 or 3. Come Monday I feel sluggish and bloated from all the processed foods, sugar, sodium and all the other gross stuff I ingested on my free "day".
I have no problem committing to God, family, church, running, even losing weight! I have no problem losing weight, but when it comes to clean eating I just don't do it! I start out with great momentum and then once I get sidetracked that's it....if anything I should eat clean as an example to my kids!
I wasn't even going to post today. So, what got me started on this? I read this Clean Eating Pt 1: by Mary at Fit this, girl! check out her amazing before and after pics. She committed to clean eating 3 months ago and was already in great shape. Totally inspiring!
So, I may commit....I may not....I'll let you know Monday. :)
What is your arch-nemesis.....the one thing you can't defeat or commit to?
Grace and peace,