Saturday, November 3, 2012
Bootcamp and Food Guilt
Hello all! I'm just finishing my 2nd week of Round 3 of Tina Reale's Best Body Bootcamp! (More info at http://www.tinareale.com/best-body-bootcamp/) It's been great for me because after running my first two half marathons in September and October (WOOHOO!), I'm looking to take a few months to really start strength training more to get toned for the holidays! I love having a plan to tell me what exercises to do and learning to try new things because usually I stick to the basics in the gym i.e. bicep curls, tricep dips, deadlifts, etc. Moves like the scorpion or wall squats have been challenging but it's fun to try to up my weights and get a good sweat on. So far, I highly recommend signing up for the next round if you get the chance!
Halloween weekend was hard for me. I had a low after going out last Saturday and drinking booze and then binging on candy corn and chocolate. Then I just dwelled on how awful I am and bad I look and how it's all my fault. I need to stick to the MyFitnessPal calorie goals while minimizing treats. I know it is unreasonable to just suddenly start eating extremely 100% clean eats so I'm going to focus on ENJOYING one "cheat" a week and allow myself to balance out some less healthy things I love with more veggies and lean protein. I don't really like the word cheat because I believe in having some things in moderation, and I associate cheat with something bad which makes me feel guilty. Today I treated myself to a pumpkin cupcake with chai icing which was delicious. Clearly that is neither healthy nor clean, but I ate it and now I'll stick mostly to veggies and lean protein for the day. The biggest thing I'm focusing on is getting over food guilt. I've had many moments over the past few months where I binge a bit or eat something unhealthy and then I'm crying to my boyfriend saying how awful I feel or how I have no self control. This month I'm focusing on enjoying things that are treats and moving on. It has to be about balance for me. I'm a real person trying to living a healthy and happy life, not a model or a fitness competitor or pro athlete. I'm just trying to drop 5 pounds before the holidays and help myself to lead a healthier life. I'm so thankful for the Best Body Bootcamp community support and the Sweat Pink Ambassador community. Both remind me that most of struggle with the same issues and that people (even virtually) care and support each other in the path to finding health and happiness.
I saw a lot of people writing out their November goals for accountability so I decided to do the same!
1. Drink 1 gallon of water a day.
2. Eat consciously and limit snacking between meals.
3. Allow one "cheat" treat a week.
4. Keep logging food and try to focus on mostly clean meals.
5. Be positive about myself!
Posted by Lauren