I know that I will be dating myself, but does anyone remember the Wendy’s commerical with the old lady and she asks, “Where’s the beef?” Well, I find myself asking, “Where’s the will power?”
I know, and my instagram (@beebeehart) followers know that my workout schedule is on point. That is now an automatic, no-brainer, non-negotiable activity (it didn’t used to be) unless I am really sick or my body is telling me to rest. I drink a gallon of water a day. Eating, that is another story.
|I love me some carbs….
I have all the intention in the world of eating right. I drink my Shakeology in the moring, pack my lunch and snacks, drink water, the whole bit. And then someone says, “Chipotle for lunch?” All of a sudden, my spinach and qunioa seems totally unappealing and I am drooling over the thought of guac and chips. My mind is telling me, “so you’re just gonna throw that ridiculously hard Max 30 workout out of the window?” And my stomach replies, in typical fashion, “shut up, I’m eating my burrito bowl.”
Ugh the struggle! WHERE IS MY WILL POWER!!! Doing the 21 Day Fix, I was so good. I would pack my meals and snacks and be set for the day. Someone would ask, what’s for lunch and I would say, “I already ate.” But after a while, I fell off the portion control wagon and my taste buds took over. Granted, it is not as bad as it used to be (I cut out a lot, a lot of processed foods and allow myself “treat meals” on the weekends). I know I need to tackle my nutrition and meal planning harder, but gosh dangit, it is so hard.
Maybe I got bored with eating the same thing every week. Maybe I just like potato chips over apples (but Trader Joe’s dried seaweed is amazeballs). Or, just maybe I lack the will power to put down the damn candy bar and pick up a carrot.
And what they say is true. Healthy living to 80% eating and 20% working out. Nailed the 20%. The 80%….. that’s a work in progress. I am probably beating myself up for a process that takes time. But does it really take more than 21 days to establish healthy eating habits? I guess it does when you have the will power of a gnat.
So, now that we have addressed the problem, how do I fix it? I can’t just put on an electric shock collar that knocks me on my butt with 100 volts when I touch a chocolate chip cookie and I can’t live in a bubble where the only food allowed in isorganic, non-gmo, hasn’t been touch by a chemcial or someone who may have be in contact with chemcials within the past 30 seconds. I guess the only options is to….. get some will power.
No one said that changing lifestyles would be easy, but I didn’t think that my resistance to eating strawberries over french fries would be so low. I mean really low. *face plant on desk*. No one is perfect and neither is the road to a healthy lifestyle.
Time to buck up, get some will power and tackle this clean eating thing head on. Oh look, cake!
Later Days Peeps!