Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Yesterday was a good start to a bright path. I was experimenting with what foods were working for me prior to my derailment. It’s all stemmed from the health coaching training that I’ve been working on since May. I’m only one week behind in my studies as I write this, and my last exam scored at 93%.
I was able to think back to the foods that made me feel good and stopped me from feeling hungry, and I went back to those foods yesterday. I feel awake and clear headed today and was that way last night as I was working on school.
My nemesis is sugar. Plain and simple.
Although I understood the impact of sugar on my body it’s what I turned to when I was stressed. I was too tired to meditate and my exercise hit the ditch as well. The 10 pounds I put on? Well that all went to my middle.
So yesterday I skipped the processed white sugar and the flour that beats my body up. My carbohydrates came mostly from vegetables, 3 servings of fruit and from a bit of Greek yoghurt. Today I plan to repeat. It might even look the same, but right now I just want to break away from sugar. I enjoyed my animal protein and fat, and had no desire to eat anything after supper.
As for exercise, during my 6 weeks from h3ll, the Curves I had been attending closed it doors. Talk about a perfect storm! At the time, I signed up at the new Goodlife that is opening December 2nd. I thought that I could maintain my fitness by continuing yoga and walking. Last night was the first walk I’ve taken with the dog since September. I’m happy to report I got my minimum steps in, even though it’s dark here by 5pm right now. My dog didn’t seem to mind the dark and the cold, and to tell you the truth, I didn’t mind it too much myself.
I really appreciated the encouraging comments made on yesterday’s blog. To each and everyone of you; thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your positivity compounded with my positivity and today I feel like I can do this with whole-hearted enthusiasm!
The lessons I’ve learned will help me become a better health coach. I’m confident that synchronicity will bring others to me that are dealing with their own derailments. I am more equipped to support them with empathy and understanding. For that I’m grateful.