Truth: I used to eat whatever I wanted and consider myself “healthy” because I worked out a lot, stayed active, and have always been relatively the same weight.
Truth: While I appeared to be “in shape”, I was not healthy
LIE: You can eat whatever you want as long as you work out and don’t gain weight and you will still be healthy
Since doing a 3 day detox & starting the 21 day fix I have seen the light! Or the dark depending on how you look at it.
- I can now taste the sugar in my food
- I can now feel my body slow down when I eat crap
- I can now feel my energy levels increase when I eat healthy
- I can now see a difference in my skin, in my pores depending on what I eat
- My muscles are now forming much faster
- I can now feel the difference in my mood
- I can now function better on less sleep
- And the list goes on . . .
Truth: I got halfway through the 21 day fix and life showed up. I got lazy when it came to dinner and ate what was easy and what was there. One little thing at a time while I told myself, meh it’s one thing, meh it’s one meal, meh it’s one day . . . .
Truth: On Sunday night at the end of week 2 I decided I was going to eat pizza because I was hungry, it was quick, it was there, and it sounded good. It was Chicken Alfredo pizza and it was a decent size pizza with ultra-thin crust. Turns out I was the only one who wanted this pizza so being my busy self I started eating while I was doing a million other things. The next thing I knew, I HAD EATEN THE ENTIRE PIZZA!
LIE: It’s okay that I ate the whole Pizza because I didn’t have a big lunch, and I am a busy mom running around the house all day and running errands. So I probably burned it off anyways.
This is a lie that I hope no one believes as they are telling it to themselves after eating an entire pizza, scarfing down taco johns on the way home after a late night, eating all the French fries from their own meal, and their kids meal because their kids shouldn’t eat those. . .
*** Side note, come on mom’s there isn’t one of us who has not pulled that stunt before! My kids shouldn’t eat this so I will eat it off their plate. So many things wrong with that thought that I would need a whole new blog post just to get in to it!!
Back to my binge pizza eating fiasco . . .
I thought to myself, I must have a freaking tapeworm. I just ate an entire pizza and didn’t think twice. Didn’t think at all. And I haven’t puked yet!
Needless to say it took about 20 minutes before I felt like pure garbage. My skin felt greasy, my stomach felt like it was sticking straight out, I felt run down, with no energy, no spunk, and no ambition to do a damn thing about it. I thought well I am not working out tonight because I will barf. I am not even going to attempt to drink a shake because I will just waste it because I am too full.
I really don’t think I would have noticed before. I would have thought “Hmm must have been hungry, I ate the whole thing. I wonder if we have ice cream?” Speaking of ice cream, this whole thing is even worse because not an hour earlier I walked past the ice cream at the grocery store, stopped and grabbed my favorite skinny cow ice cream treat, held it for a minute, and then said you don’t need that put it back. All to go home and polish off a whole pizza. 😦
I told myself that night that I was done. No I don’t mean that I will never eat pizza again , and I don’t mean I will never eat anything unhealthy again. I mean that I will be conscious about what I am eating. I will eat mostly good food and treats will be, well treats!
Because I am lucky enough that eating crap doesn’t immediately add more junk to my trunk, I NEVER thought I would need the 21 day fix. I never thought I would benefit from the 21 day fix, and I never thought I would see change from the 21 day fix. I always knew it was a great program that got people results. I would have recommended it to just about anyone struggling with their weight, but who knew I needed it more than anyone!
Something I have always told my employees, my teammates, my players, etc. I will never ask you to do something I would not do myself. I had to prove it on this one, and I am happy that I did. I feel like I have taken another step toward a better me.
- Truth: I am happy with how this has challenged me
- Truth: I believe I needed this wake up call
- Lie: I think that only people looking to lose weight can benefit.
We can all benefit from being healthy!