Tuesday, August 21, 2012

80/20...Life is about balance

I was reading Tina Reale's post this morning on her blog Best Body Fitness. Tina is an online trainer, and mastermind behind Best Body Bootcamp. Today she wrote about a night out with her husband that involved some indulging and it is what inspired me to share my own diet thoughts/beliefs.

Last night I was chatting with my Health Coach about a few things: life, my weight loss, my struggles, workouts, etc.

We were discussing my eating habits and if there was anything I would like to change about them.
I thought about it for a minute and realized there isn't.

I tend to follow an 80/20 lifestyle of eating clean/healthy.
Life is about balance, and I believe in the "everything in moderation" rule.
If I tell myself you will never eat carbs again, I will go home and eat an entire loaf of bread.
I am a rebel in that way, cannot be told what to do or when to do it.
Even if I am the one making the rules, I need to break them.

This past weekend Eddie and I had date night at our favorite bar.
Just me, him and football.
It was great.
When it came time to order food I had chips and guacamole.
Not exactly a well rounded meal, but it was what I wanted at the time.

Later in the night, after a few banana bread beers<---they are amazing.. I wanted something "bad" so I ordered buffalo onion rings.

Yep, I said it.
Buffalo onion rings.
100% unhealthy-100% delicious

I felt no guilt about them and I still don't.

I didn't feel my best Sunday morning due to my indulgences but I think its because my body is at a point where it just does not know how to process crap food.
It craves healthy foods because I have trained it that way over the past two years.

Dietary changes are difficult, but they are worth it.
If you have a bad night/week/month, it's okay. Do not dwell on it.

Weight loss/Healthy living is a marathon, not a sprint.
We'll get to the finish line when we are meant too.
 In the meantime, enjoy the view.


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