I have been thinking about what today’s blog post would be about since last night. I had several ideas but none of them really took formation. I finally settled on writing on how today has been the start of healthier eating! Yay!
But first, how come none of the wolves in Twilight wear shirts (because they are torn to shreds when they transform) but their pants don’t get ruined? Stupid question I know but I still want to know if it’s explained in the books! ;)
Alright, here is the deal with healthy eating… I do fairly decent in this arena, however, lately my eating habits have been a bit upside down. Before I started losing weight, I would never eat breakfast. I wasn’t hungry and then I would drink coffee. Of course at around 2 pm I would be STARVING! Then I wouldn’t stop eating the rest of the day and throughout the night. Once I started eating breakfast, my metabolism started changing and I woke up HUNGRY! My non-stop late night snacking was curbed and I started eating smaller meals to keep my hunger from spiking. I had more energy and my mood was better, too.
I absolutely have not given up eating breakfast. I am confident this will be a part of my lifestyle forever. Lately, I haven’t been eating enough during the day though and then I am reverting back to snacking more at night. Boo! It took me a little while to realize this was happening, however now I can definitely make some changes. I am not doing a good enough job of fueling for my afternoon workouts and then later in the evening I WANT TO EAT EVERYTHING! Or I allow myself to think “well I did x amount of activity so eating this won’t hurt” but probably a few too many times. Haha, definitely not the best decision!
While training for my first half I realized “train gain” was a real thing. First of all, I was very surprised – “how can I be GAINING weight!?” I was also fantastically pissed off, haha! Some of it was pure muscle of course but definitely not all of it. My body also changed, which I wasn’t expecting either (yes, it’s okay to call me clueless!) After the race, I got a little burned out on running but my eating never went back to pre-training. Right now, I am training but I still feel my ratio is off balance.
The silver lining? Before training I would have to eat like a bird to sustain my weight. I thought I was happy doing this and maybe part of me was. I would also weigh myself on a daily basis and allow this to either make or break my day. I agonized when it said a pound more than the day before – definitely NOT a good thing. Now, I have stopped weighing myself everyday. I feel I am getting better at appreciating my shape! Nevertheless, I felt more comfortable in a stronger and healthier body, which I am working toward. Haha, oh yes, finding this balance will probably always be a work in progress but hey, at least I am learning!
I don’t have any real tricks or gimmicks about how to go about getting to this balance except to work hard, make healthier choices and recognizing my habits won’t change overnight. Oh and drink more water and get solid sleep – these two will definitely help and are completely underrated! Well, that’s all I have for today, over and out! :)