Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm Not Giving Up on My Fitness Goals

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Almost every Google search picture or YouTube video about being a vegan that I've seen showed a small framed person that seemed to be in pretty good shape.  That's why I wanted to try it. The first week I ate nothing but raw fruits and vegetables, I lost 5 pounds. The next week I re-incorporated bread and cheese for one meal a day, I gained 2 pounds.  This is my third week, I'm going to try to go back to just fruits and vegetables for the next four days.

It's hard trying to be a vegan, even temporarily.  I mean I could blame it on my family or my co-workers, but all I have to say is no thank you and they'll leave me alone. I'm my own worst enemy. I've been eating the same way all my life and it's hard to change even though I know it will be for my own good.  Based on the tests my doctors ran, changing the way I eat has improved my health since the last time I was tested, two years ago.  Cholesterol normal, blood sugar normal, blood pressure on it's way to normal.

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Friday is supposed to be the last day of this "fast" and then I'll add eggs and dairy back in twice a week. I don't know what I'll do about meat yet. Maybe I'll try veggie burgers or something or just eat fish.  I have the habit of cheating on diets. Which is dumb because no one cares if I lose weight but me, so why the heck am I cheating myself?

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I've also been pretty lazy.  I mean I'm supposed to be working out at least 3 to 4 days a week but sometimes I go a whole week without doing anything but sitting on my wide behind.   That's got to change. 

One good thing that has come out of this "fast" is that I've only eaten candy once and I haven't had any sodas, alcohol, cakes, pies or ice cream. And I'm still alive. THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

I would say I need motivation but no one can really keep me motivated but me, at least for the long haul.  Giving up is not an option. I'll figure out what works for me soon enough.

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