I’ve been a little on and off with taking care of myself the past few months. I’ve felt really tired when I wake-up in the morning and can barely make it through the day without a nap. I’ve been pretty consistent with doing a few hours of cardio each week but I’ve been slacking on lifting weights. I think my major problem has been my eating habits. I eat mostly clean, whole foods for breakfast and lunch but once I get home from work it’s like I want to reward myself for making it through the day so I devour anything sugary and delicious. Even when I’m not even hungry.
I’ve gotten really tired of feeling so tired and so bad about the way I look. This is a really important year for me and I would like to look back and not have any regrets. To be proud of the decisions I’ve made and the way I’ve lived my life. That’s why I decided to do the South Beach Diet. I had done it a few years ago and had great success with it.
I completed Phase One. The first few days were a little rough. You’re basically detoxing from sugar and carbohydrates, which is exactly what I needed. The last time I did it I relied on sugar substitutes. I didn’t really change my habits, I just replaced my sugar with fake food. This time around I want it to stick so I did something I thought I would NEVER be able to do. I gave up sugar in my coffee. Which is a huge deal for me and something that I’ve been wanting to do for years now.
I did have a little extra motivation, we had some engagement photos done and I wanted to look as good as I could. It feels amazing to wake-up with some energy (I’ll never be a morning person). I’m feeling lighter and excited about starting the day. I’ve lost a few pounds and that feels good too. I think that this was a great way to refocus my eating habits and start some other new good habits. Next up: pumping some iron!