The First Entry
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So here it is. After a month of being on SP, I have decided to give into the blog. As part of the Xenga/LiveJournal/Myspace generation I never really liked blogging, actually I tend to make fun of people who do blog. It seemed like a general waste of time and that you must have some sort of sick obsession with yourself to hope that other people would read and comment on your mundane daily events.
Yet here I am. I can't promise anything interesting or exciting. But I'm not really writing this for you. It's a record of how things are going on my diet and exercise front, to look back on myself. Yes I could keep it private but posting it seems like I will somehow be held more accountable and who knows if one of more boring of nuggets of knowledge helps someone else, I'm all for that.
Looking back over the past month I have come along way in my eating and exercise habits with a few that stand out. I already dropped most of my extra weight it's the lifestyle changes I need.
1. Giving up Diet Coke/ artificial sweeteners (splenda/aspartame) I did a lot of reading about how bad these were for me (future blog post perhaps?) and realized that I was quite the junkie. I want my body to be healthy not poisoned so I phased them out of my life. This was no easy task. I went through Diet Coke withdrawal for a week and have tossed my sugar-free (aka splenda) obsession. Hard?- yea, worth it?- HELL YES, gone are my crazy cravings and basically all of my headaches.
2. Eating Breakfast- We all know it's essential and we all make up reasons not to. I was never hungry. That's because I ate too much at night and always skipped it. Now I wake up hungry and eat something healthy with complex carbs, fruit, and whole grains. I have a lot more energy in my day and don't want to binge later on.
3. Gradually switching to eating clean and researching the recipes to go with it. ( More on my ideas of eating clean sometime in the future.)
4. EXERCISE- I haven't exercised on a regular basis since high school when I did too much (varsity gymnastics, gym 5x a week, acro class, and Tae Kwon Do 3x a week). Damn I was strong. College came along and I got fat and lazy. Getting myself to move took lots of internal encouragement, but now I have a schedule to stick to. It should work. I don't ask for a lot just that I try. I don't care if I'm uber-skinny but I need to be healthy and toned.
So, yes, none of my changes are magic, they are all common sense, but guess what? they work.