Every year I struggle in March. The weather is still cold, the days are still short, and to top it off I’m right at the start of term paper season with exams looming. It’s not a good situation and every year it’s where I fall off the wagon. This past March I went from being 144 to 155 by the time exams hit in April. It was the sort of situation where I would find myself sitting down to write a paper with a new tub of ice cream and find myself polishing off said tub of ice cream as I typed my conclusion. It’s a situation that becomes a large problem when you find yourself facing 6 papers in two weeks. Not my proudest moments (but I did get honours for every paper I wrote if that counts for anything).
Now it’s May and I’m still carrying my 10 extra “ice cream” pounds and struggling in over half my workouts and disliking how I look in the mirror. It’s time to ask myself honestly what’s going on!
After my latest weekend spent being disappointed with my reflection in the mirror, feeling useless in my fitness journey, and turning to ice cream for comfort (it’s a vicious cycle isn’t it?), I’ve finally had enough. It’s time for me to realize that unless I fuel properly, workout efficiently, and give it time to work, I won’t break the cycle I’m stuck in.
First things first, it’s time for me to kick my sugar cravings out the door. I’ve done some research, and usually I never turn to cleanses as they do not produce long term results, but simply for the purpose of eliminating my sweet cravings I am going to give one a try. This (http://www.hungryforchange.tv/article/3-day-detox-plan) detox is considered a “mild” detox. Although, anything that has me skipping my morning coffee I consider extreme.
I’m excited to finally have solidified my motivation and determination back again, I could feel it slowly creeping back with INSANITY and my new running schedule, but this puts the final piece in the puzzle. Working out + good nutrition = results
Hopefully by the end of this weekend I will be able to blog about the amazing results this detox brought. A positive is that my mum is on board with the cleanse too and I’m doing it over a weekend so hopefully my focus can be bang on.
But I must know before going into the cleanse that this is not the start and Sunday the end. Once my cleanse ends I have to be willing to step up to the plate and ensure good nutrition all the time. No more of this staying on track until dinner time and then letting it all go. It’s time for me to realize that this is a lifestyle and not some outfit I put on for the day; what you eat in private you wear in public!
I will keep you all updated on how this goes, as well as with my INSANITY and running, and I hope that in a month y’all can read my posts and be proud with me of my progress! Time will be the test!