I’m a planner type of person. I like checklists, schedules, goals and to-do lists. I have whole notebooks with little scribbled to-do’s all over them and I love it. It gives me a sense of accomplishment to tackle my to-do list and bring it to completion. So I’ve decided that instead of doing monthly goals I’m going to focus on small week by week things I can tackle so I don’t lose that sense of motivation and focus.
So last week I was determine to detox my body, drink less coffee, to eat cleaner and focus on myself more. Let’s see how I did:
Drink less coffee – the cups of coffee went from 6 to 2-3 max , so that definitely a goal I accomplished 😛
Eat clean: Hmmmm, this one was kind of a mixed bag. I tried a lot of new things, but a lot of the time I just try to focus on eating something (anything) that my stomach could handle. Some days it was ice-cream and lots of boiled eggs (not JUST that, but you get the picture). Other days it was millet, beans and whole grains. So I think I did ok under the circumstances, although I would like to do better in the days to come.
New breakfast option/love : full fat yogurt, oats, almonds and frozen cherries. Perfect on a hot summer day.
Focus on myself more: Been practicing voicing my needs more and trying to be more strict with my meal times (sticking to a schedule as opposed to going with the flow and hoping to fit it in somewhere). Being sick and having to take it easy for a while definitely helped to get me on the right track, I just hope I can get keep it up
Detox – no, not so much. I have been drinking more then I should (like half a beer almost every night). Not that this is A LOT, and it numbs the physical pain short term (for some unexplainable reason), I end up feeling bloated and nasty the next day. And I’ve been enjoying more treats then necessary instead of focusing on making them something that has some nutritional value as well.
Although tasty, I have been ODing a bit on this lately – time to make some soft serve 😉
One thing I’m struggling with is keeping with a meal plan in any way, shape or form. I’m following an exchange system, but not very strictly. The result – there are days I OD on fruits and veggies and days I don’t eat enough. Also, I tend to panic when I’m very hungry but can’t figure out what to eat. Those are the days a under or overeat, or snack on junk food that makes me feel bleh later. Also, my stomach seems a lot more stable when I stick to a certain routine, as opposed to always changing it up. So anyhow, my goals for next week are:
Drink alcohol only 1-2 this week: yes some of those extra calories are sometime convenient in trying to reach my target goal, but they do not have the nutritional value of real food and shouldn’t be counted as such.
Half eaten bean and millet bowl with (surprise) zucchini. Eggs on the side for extra protein.
Eat slower and savor my food: when I let myself get to hungry I tend to shovel food as fast as I can, and that just leads to indigestion and feelings of guilt. I need to learn that eating is just as much an enjoyable experience as much as a necessary one.
Cut back on sugary treats of focus on healthier ones – nuts and nut butter and fruit will provide me with the same energy as that ice-cream cone, without a sugar crash later. Not that I plan to totally give up on sweet treats, but I’m going to focus on making them a little more wholesome if I’m planning on everday consumption such as : banana soft serve, dark chocolates, vegan no bake cookie dough balls etc.
Got this as a “thank you” from my Dad today. Although I only ate about 1/2 at a time I was in total sugar coma afterwards. But I love custard cream little tartlets, so once in a while it was totally worth it.
Alright people, gotta run. I’m off to watch “The Dark Night” with my brothers. First time I’ve been out to the cinema in a long time, so I’m exited about it 🙂
Have an awesome week!
Are you a planner or “go with the flow type person”?
How often do you think it’s acceptable to eat an indulgent dessert (every day, twice a day)?
I feel like for me personally every day is a bit much, and I’d much rather find healthier substitutes for my sweet tooth then be constantly craving sugar (the more I eat, the more I want), but I’m interested in your opinions.