Remember back in the beginning of January Neil and I started an 8-week healthy challenge? It ended on Wednesday and the first thing we did on Thursday morning was go to McDonald’s for breakfast. I got my favorite thing on the breakfast menu (sausage and egg mcgriddle with hash brown) and my fave coffee and brought it home tasting the goodness before it was even out of the bag. After one bite, I was slightly disappointed. It just didn’t taste as good as I remember. After two months of no junk food and my first meal was a joke.
You may be wanting to tell me that after a while your taste buds won’t crave the same things as before and congratulations on finishing the 8 weeks…well, don’t pat me on the back so fast. It’s true, I did not eat any fast food or junk for the past 2 months, but I was not exactly eating totally healthy either. I made some good choices like a protein shake in the morning using my Arbonne supplements, but I got a little too happy with the peanut butter. I made some nice meals with sauteed veggies and quinoa, but then I would add a little too much shredded parmesan on top. You see what I did? I took a nice healthy idea and put the whammy on it. I basically lost before I even started.
As far as exercise is concerned, well, remember my post about hitting the gym and how I would like to start a routine and I think CrossFit is a cool thing? I still think CrossFit is a cool thing, and I am fan of the professional athletes and I have begun watching the season, but as far as me hitting the iron; I have yet to become friends with a barbell or kettlebell this year. Yes, I am disappointed, and I know not to be too hard on myself, but I really don’t know what my problem is.
I mean, I know I am unmotivated and lazy…remember the Sulpazo curse? But how do I get through the underlining problem that surrounds the curse so I can break on through to the other side? I have read tons of personal development books and listened to tons of podcasts, so much so that I could coach people how to do it for themselves, but I can’t seem to do it for myself. I thought when I was totally over myself, I would be able to change. I guess it’s just not that easy. Damn, I hate that.
Anyway, like I said the challenge is over and we have decided to enjoy the weekend through Monday, which is Neil’s birthday and then another month of clean eating before we take a day off for my birthday in April. Yes, I plan on eating some fun things this weekend, see the pictures above, lol, but not in the normal large portions like I usually do. By the time we start back up on the 8th, I am hoping to have a few easy habits in place to really get this thing going. I’ll let you know how it’s going.
***Question for the comments…What is your favorite junk food meal? What is your favorite form of exercise? Have you ever struggled with anything I am talking about today? how did you deal with it?
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