Monday, September 03, 2012

Like Riding a Bicycle

I got on my bike today and rode up and down my street a bunch of times, to equal 25 miles. Felt pretty good.  It was scary at first, but it felt natural as I went on.  So, do I sign up for the Flip Flop Tri?


I really, really want a cookie.

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Ever since my birthday, I've fallen off the wagon, diet wise.  I've been eating too many sweets.  Mostly coconut sugar and honey sweetened, but still.  I just don't do well with them.  I've also been eating too many grains, I think.  The real problem is probably the sweets more than the grains, though.  

The "Whole 30" I did was a lot of work in some ways, and I was relieved to be done with it.  I think in some ways I felt like being health obsessed was a little self-indulgent, like I should be spending more time playing with Rory instead of cooking. I also felt kind of bad for Raybon that we had to go to the same restaurants over and over again because I couldn't eat much. I need to forget about that way of thinking, because if I eat well, I feel better and have more energy (and time) for everything.  I've fallen into some bad habits already.  I heard somewhere from some motivational speaker on PBS that we need to put a little catalyst into an effort, the payoff in terms of what you get back is life changing.  I think for me that catalyst needs to be time set aside for meal planning.  

The truth is, it is partially laziness and lack of focus on my part.  I don't feel like cooking all the time.  On Raybon's and my birthday last month, it was too hard to stay away from sweets.  I made myself a bunch of gluten free treats for my birthday, and they didn't all get eaten at my party, so I would eat them daily.  So I've  fallen off the wagon, and need to get back on.

At the very least, I am giving up sweets.  No more cookies.  No more homemade coconut milk ice cream.  No more gluten free toaster waffles.  Hopefully blogging about this will strengthen my commitment.  Maybe I need a paleo support group or something.