Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A little re-evaluation this morning...
I've been up a little while, it's just taking me a bit to get posting. I've been doing some re-evaluation of some stuff this morning. (By the time I actually post this, it'll be afternoon.) No, I'm not giving up on the carb-cycling food plan. I have, however, begun including the weight management system from the company I've been a distributor with for sometime now. I had originally not planned on it because I wasn't sure if it'd fit. But then I got to thinking... if the Powells are including a program to supplement/enhance the carb-cycling, it's not against the "rules." Nothing in my program is breaks the carb-cycling rules, and actually everything is plant-based/clean.
So, in addition to the protein shake and daily nutritional drink I was already including (I added the protein when I started the plan, but I was drinking my nutritional daily - I refuse to give it up. I feel that much better when I drink it.), I have now added a morning and evening capsule, and an evening detox tea. Every bit is plant based - no synthetic ingredients that my body won't be able to absorb. I feel really good about adding this to my new healthy eating.
Another area where I've done some soul-searching is with exercise. In the Choose More, Lose More for Life the Powells want you do to these 9-minute-missions pretty much as soon as you wake up. I've tried. They aren't me. I end up getting really upset and discouraged when I can't do them. So, I talked it over with my hubby and I'm going to get my strength training at the gym instead. I used to love BodyPump. I'm going back to that. It's nearly an hour of weights, but love it. I'm also ready, I think, to start trying DDP Yoga again. That would be at home. For cardio, I plan on swimming for now... maybe some water aerobics, as well.
I've got to do what works for me. If I dread it, I don't do it. So, I have to find activities that I will do, otherwise I will sit on my butt. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to weight loss. However, I feel like a proper, healthy diet and a good dose of daily activity are crucial. How you choose to get that in has to fit with you. If it's a chore, you won't do it. I know I certainly won't, as is evident in my performance doing these 9-minute-missions
I'm not saying everything has to be amusement park fun, but there are so many different ways to get that activity in. Find one that you enjoy doing, you know? Don't enjoy running, but love to do Zumba? Great! Do that. Don't let someone tell you the only way to lose weight is by running if that's not your thing. Hate lifting weights, but love doing activities where you use your own body to build strength? Great! Do that! Find a way to increase muscle mass that you enjoy, and find a cardiovascular activity that you enjoy, and start moving. That's what I'm learning to do. Am I there yet? No. But I'm getting closer!