This is easier said than done. There, I said it, I am having a tough time with healthy eating. I smoked for more than 30 years, over a year and a half ago I quit and have never looked back. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly crave a cigarette at times, but I have not smoked and I could not imagine going back to it ever.
Same with physical fitness, I find time and joy in running and exercising like I never thought I would. I have taken time out from routine on occasion but miss it when I do, and those time happen far less often. It feels good to be moving and doing what is right for my body.
So that is two, what I would consider major obstacles, overcome; they did not come easy but they also did not feel impossible. The eating thing right about now, feels impossible.
Here is a little bit more about me, I am hopelessly disorganized, I have report card notes going back to the 3rd grade where my teachers comment on my inability to get my shit together (they said it nicer than that, but it was certainly implied). Right now I am using this as my excuse to not eat well; my excuse to eat what is handy.
I know that in order to work out each day, because I do it in the morning, I need to get my clothes and gear ready the night before, if I do not, I will likely not go because I am too scattered in the morning to put everything together. So, my routine the night before my workout days is to lay out my clothes for either running or boot camp. In the morning, I get up, get dressed and I am out the door.
I always start out like this with eating also, try to cook ahead, plan ahead, etc. Then it quickly falls apart after a week or two, worst part is that I end up throwing away vegetables, fruits, and other perishables because I do not eat them. I have heard and tried it all, cook on Sunday, prepare the night before, etc. but for some reason I have been unable to make it stick.
The other part of my problem is that I just like food, and I like sweets, and other things I should not eat. I equally like healthy food and found that I can make amazing tasting things with basic healthy ingredients; but it takes longer.
Also, I do not like to cook, some people find it therapeutic, I find it time-consuming, boring, and all I think about is all of the cleanup that comes after I am done.
There, that is it all of my excuses, my whining, and my confessing. It does not make it better and I still do not have a solution, but at least it is out there for everyone to see. This part of my goal of being Fit and Fabulous at Fifty is really getting me down, I am not losing weight because of it, and it is something that I have not been able to overcome.
Anyone want to be my nutritionist, for free? Because I have a daughter getting married in less than a year. Between that and race fees, and bills, and gym memberships a nutritionist is not in the budget :). Outside of a free nutritionist, I will gladly take free advice or an eating buddy, or something.
I will NOT give up on this, just that right now I have no more ideas or answers, and I do not like not having answers.