It’s no secret that I haven’t felt like myself lately when it comes to living a “healthy lifestyle”. I have skipped all but a couple of workouts, I’ve lost track of how many donuts I’ve consumed, and I feel like someone attached lead weights to my feet and filled my brain with jelly beans. I don’t know why I thought of jelly beans right there, but I’m assuming it’s the sugar talking. Anyway, nothing that I’ve done to snap myself out of this funk has worked. But I know what I’ve been doing wrong, y’all. I’ve been continuously trying to force myself to “fix” everything at once. I’ll try to eat clean, work out, and blog more often. At the same time. Then I get discouraged when it doesn’t all fall into place like it should. It was a failed mission from the beginning. I’ve decided to tackle one thing at a time now, and I’m pretty sure I know where all of this negativity started: my diet.
Given the fact that I’ve treated sugar as a main food group lately, I’m not surprised that I haven’t felt like working out or, you know, thinking. I’ve been a mess, and there is no other real solution other than to monitor my junk food intake. I’m not going to nix everything forever, but I should probably limit myself to one dessert a day or something. I will work on the wine later. Remember, this isn’t an overnight fix.
Anyone have any fun (<- Using that term loosely here) low-to-no sugar challenges for January? I’ll join in! Go ahead and find a workout challenge for me for the month of February. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
PS: Happy New Year’s Eve! (I refuse to accept the fact that my wanting to overhaul my diet has anything to do with the changing digit in the calendar. This is totally something I’m doing. Couldn’t possibly be related to cheesy resolutions. Nope.)