My personal weightloss downfalls tend to circle around my diet choices, not my exercise choices. No more! The combination of the two...is undefeatable!
Fuel your body with good things. Don't treat it like a disposal for all things tastey. It's hard. It takes discipline. It helps your workouts! It speeds results! It increases your health!
We have found the discipline to exercise, right? We can find the same motivation to eat better. If we're pushing these bodies of ours physically, we should help them as much as possible.
That being said...don't go crazy! I see so many strict diets that people complain about and quit. You're still human! Birthday will still consist of cakes! Should you eat cake all the time? Obviously...no. Especially on top of the fast food, pizza, burger, soda filled weeks we can have when we're in the "I'll run this off" mode. But...think about it this way...what if you ate healthy all week? First, it would fuel your body to not only exercise better, but see results faster. Second, that healthy week allows for some fun. Don't starve yourself of nutrition, and don't starve yourself of FUN! If you know you're going to a birthday party this weekend, be extra careful this week. If we're going to make these fitness goals...let's make them count!
On a personal note...I've been seeing a difference in my entire LIFE after mainting some fitness guided discipline...then nutritional discipline...snowballed into keeping up with my house better, my finances better, sleeping better, etc, etc. Don't underestimate the power of these positive changes and the effects of discipline!
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.
Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness
and peace for those who have been trained by it.
suggestions (and successes):
Drink water! @ least 68 oz of water/day (try for more, esp. if you're
NO SODAS. (Sorry Diet Coke...I miss you, too!)
Plan ahead! Plan meals in advance, even out to eat, plan what to oder
first to avoid the old temptations.
Research. Look @ labels, research what foods are best before your
chosen means of exercise. Find new, tastey recipes
that are alternatives to your favorites.
Cheat. Yes, that's right, my advice is to cheat. SOMETIMES. But don't
miss out on things that will have you resenting
your new life.
Take your time. Don't try and cold turkey every single thing you've
loved since childhood. Pick something to either give up
or get better with, master that, then...pick another.
Remember: We didn't gain overnight, we won't lose
overnight...but with DISCIPLINE...we WILL.
Keep those New Year's Resolutions rolling...make them a new life way! Keep working, give it some time...it. will. be. worth it!
(I'm going for a nice run and strength circuit tonight...and I'm gonna push, I'm gonna eat wonderfull all week...
Faith, love & sweat,