The weight is really creeping up on me this year. I find myself in that vicious cycle of not wanting to run as it is so much harder now with the extra weight, then keeping the extra weight because I’m not exercising enough.
At the beginning of the year, I went on a detox juice plan. I was so motivated and really felt that this would be my year to increase my health and fitness again. I survived the three days (just about). During the plan, I was so sad, moody, dizzy, tired and cold. It didn’t agree with me at all. I kept going convincing myself that it was doing me good and it would be worth it. I used to love detoxing, going to the gym and other healthy activities. Now it just all feels too difficult.
As soon as the detox was over, I fell off the wagon. I drank wine and ate (and ate and ate). I really thought a clean out would make me want healthy foods again, but I was so hungry, I craved carbs and stodge to fill me back up again. I think part of my hunger was to do with missing chewing food, so when I next detox it will not be the juice way.
Anyway, a few months on now and I’ve not taken control of my health again. I’ve been eating and exercising at my worst. I’ve had a few vague thoughts of trying different eating plans and then the reality of being hungry fills me with dread (I know, it’s bad, but I hate the symptoms that come with it, the shakes and being dizzy). So what to do?
Well, I know that as soon as I start to deny myself anything, then I will want it, I will crave it. And. Dream. About. It.
So, similar to my favoured parenting style, there will be no negativity here, just positives. The only “rules” that I am going to give myself are these three:
1. Drink lots of water every day.
2. Eat lots of fruit every day.
3. Eat lots of vegetables every day.
I know that I haven’t been doing enough of these three recently. They are such simple rules. So easy to follow. But, these simple habits have been lapsed for me recently and I need to bring them back into my life until they become second nature again. When did I start having an orange ice lolly instead of the orange? No idea, but I’m bringing the pure fruit version back!
After a week of encouraging myself to drink lots of water and eat lots of goodness, then I’ll introduce the exercise again. Step one though, is to nourish this body. I may even feel ready for a detox in a few weeks once my nutrition levels are more balanced once more.
For now however, this is the diet (using the “kinds of food that a person habitually eats” definition not the other one!) for me.