Here goes, my first attempt at blogging. Luckily for me, it was harder to start this blog than to start my new and clean way of eating! I decided to blog during the competition for accountability. Every “Casual Day” Friday that I am in slacks versus my favorite pair of jeans, I stomp out the door saying, “this is it, I am going to start eating right.” Then the sugar calls me. Yes, your trainer, your workout partner, your friend is addicted to sugar. Wait, WAS addicted to sugar; a winner needs to sacrifice, so no more sugar for me!
I am embarrassed to say that I “needed” dessert for every meal! Yes, I would eat carmel candy before my eggs and sausage in the morning. Who does that? Therefore in addition to the blog, I had to tell the cafeteria guy at work that I am on a mission. His words of encouragement were “you are going to have to stop eating candy!” So my first bit of advice is to tell someone, everyone that you are about to win a competition. More folks will support you than not.
Saturday was hard for me because I wasn’t prepared. The great thing is that I was encouraged. As I walked around Atlantic Station seeing all of the sale signs, I decided not to buy any clothes. I wouldn’t dare buy more “big girl” clothes and I don’t buy for the size I want to be. So my second bit of advice, reward yourself at your own personal milestones. Do not reward yourself with food. Instead reward yourself with a new workout outfit, new shoes, or a smaller dress. WHEN you see me walk in the gym with a new pair of sneakers, beware baby…I just hit a milestone!
So, I am committed to blogging at least 5 times a week for the next 6 weeks! If you see my posts stop, please call me out!
– Coach “sweet tooth” Dany