I think I have finally found the solution to being successful. And I never thought it would be this simple.
One step at a time.
I’ve been focusing on my eating habits. I thought I’d give myself a month to learn how to eat better before mixing lots of exercising into my schedule.
Sure I’ve been doing exercising as well, but not every day, sometimes only couple times per week.
By doing this I’m not throwing myself into a huge mess of trying to do everything at once.
Why? I get frustrated easily. When I get frustrated, I tend to get mad at myself and go back to my old habits.
I’m trying to think about this as a new job – right now I’m a trainee learning all the basic little things that will make me do my work better.
I’m trying my hardest to make this a permanent change, so avoiding thinking “I want everything NOW!” has been crucial for me.
I don’t need to lose 10 kg in one week.
I’ve had many “light bulb over my head!” moments throughout this short trip.
Just a few things I’ve learned about myself (after my first post):
Limiting myself from eating something completely doesn’t work
When I allow myself to eat everything but in moderate portions, I’m much happier.
I’ve also noticed that by doing this I’ve sort of lost the whole “eating like there’s no tomorrow” logic I had before.
And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense.
This will be my new life forever and I’m pretty sure I’m not the type of a person
who will (or wants to) measure or weigh every single food portion for the rest of my life
or think about if I can eat something at a restaurants
I’m allowed to have one day per week when I can eat anything and as much as I want.
And guess what happened when that day came? I didn’t eat as much as I thought I would.
I feel much better when I don’t eat fast carbs and do increase my protein intake
This is by far the most beneficial thing – for me at least.
Sugar has been my biggest enemy and I wondered why I had terrible headaches last week.
After thinking about it, I realized that I had started to eat stuff that didn’t have added sugar in them.
BOOM. There comes the withdrawal symptoms.
Now I don’t crave sugary stuff that much. I know that I’ll have bad days at some point but I’ll tackle those one day at a time!
I’ve replaced eating white bread with rye bread only.
I love smoothies with berries, fruits, spirulina, chia seeds and curd.
Adding curd to smoothies has been my greatest idea ever because I’m not hungry for a looong time
after drinking a large mug full of delicious smoothie.
Now I’m facing a bigger test; our upcoming trip to Iceland.
Usually holidays/trips have been the breaking point for me. I tend to think that it’s OK to eat anything I want
on holidays and getting back on track has proven to be a huge challenge.
It was our trip to Canada last year that totally threw me off my track.
My birthday breakfast there included all kinds of snacks from Tim Hortons… (Gosh I miss that place!)
Another reason why I’m happy I made this project public; I can’t slip now! :)