You know when you've done something for so long and it's left you feeling bad? Not necessarily an every day, all day, conscious kind of bad. More of a numb feeling, like you're stuck and can't figure out the first steps to get your self out?
That's where I found myself a little over a month ago with food. I had just finished my second ice cream sundae contemplating even more. Why not? My pants were already feeling tight. My stomach wasn't feeling great, but it hadn't been for so long. I've had a long day/it's going to be a long night/Sam's been a stinker/I just deserve it.
I have always had very little self control when it came to food, but I was finding myself at rock bottom.
I'm not really sure what shook me out of it, but one day I found myself ordering a salad. The next I ate my hamburger without a bun. I started making a green smoothie every morning. I added tons of raw veggies to our fridge (with homemade greek yogurt dip). My savory pinterest board started to look a little different. I cut out pasta and bread. I started drinking lots more water. I made spaghetti squash and loved it. I lost a few pounds. Hell, I bought a bikini.
But most importantly, I have never felt better.
I've always had stomach issues, and it's taken a lot to start healing my tummy, but I think I'm absolutely on the right track. Since I started eating drastically different than my normal, I can tell when something triggers a stomach ache. I can set better limits. And when I have one weekend where I eat anything I want and get super duper sick, well, I'm even more motivated to continue eating simple, clean food.
Have you had any success with changing your perspective on food? Any tips or tricks? I'd love to hear your thoughts as I start this new journey.
I've always been one to roll my eyes at people when I see that their trying to eat healthy. Or laugh out loud at the millions of my friends who run marathons each week. But you know what, I signed up for Race for the Cure in September, and I'm going to actually try to run it. Watch out world, it's amazing what I can do when I put my mind to it!
This is a girl on a mission.
Well, really this is a terrible selfie in the bathroom where I work. But also, a girl on a mission.