Well, it was inevitable. It was bound to happen and I’m torn between being sad and happy that it did.
I dropped the whole healthy kick at the end of the summer. Er sorry, let me rephrase that. I stopped living a healthy lifestyle at the end of the summer.
I’m not gonna lie, there was one night when I had a box of those flavored instant mashed potatoes and some philly cheese steak meat. Tossed with some Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce (the best kind if you ask me, although I’m a recent convert heh), and I ate it all.
Yupp, the entire meal meant, with normal portions, for probably two maybe even three people. I ate all of it.
And it continued. I ate several bags of chips. Delicious chips, let me say that much. But I shouldn’t have eaten all of them. But I did.
And then yesterday I had a bag of Reese’s Minis. And I felt sick. Like literally wanting to go and lie down. But I wasn’t sick. It was the mega rush of sugar and crap contained in the Reese’s that did me in.
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Reese’s. They’re freaking auh-mazing. But you see, the couple days prior I had been eating really good food. Like food that’s healthy for you.
That’s all because I got back into the healthy lifestyle. As I sit here and write this, I’m thinking back and realizing that I actually was a little sluggish when I ate junk food and processed crap. It’s not good for you at all, but I ate it. And after eating healthy for just a couple of days, I could already tell there was a difference.
I think that’s incredible!
Tonight we had green beans, mashed potatoes (homemade, not the instant kind 😉 ), and haddock.
The night before, ham, veggies again, and sweet potatoes (first time with that for me, not bad…but I wouldn’t eat it all the time).
I think that eating healthy really does change things for you. It truly does.
Today I ran two miles. Just cause I could. And wanted to. And kinda needed to.
Do you know why though?
Because I want to LIVE a healthy lifestyle. I don’t just wanna lose weight or build muscle or be able to bench 300 or whatever. I want to LIVE a healthy lifestyle.
So if you’re struggling to live a healthy lifestyle, or maybe you want to make a change…first of all it takes time. But second, and probably the most important point, it’s about being healthy or living a healthy lifestyle.
If you goal is to just lose weight, you’re gonna give up really easily. If your goal is simply to build muscle you’re gonna hit walls sometime. But if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, well you can always find something to work on and improve. As long as it works towards you being healthy of course.
So go, get on track for the first time, or get back on track like me! Although I suppose it helps that I have $40 motivating me. I either get it all or have to fork over the money…I think I’d like to keep it, so I better go out and keep living healthy!!