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Health // Diets are not for me!

It has just come in for the umpteenth time.

Diets are NOT for me!!!

I know its funny, my last post was just on eating Paleo for two weeks. And that was all with good intentions.  I managed it for a week and lost two pounds, but the kicker is, that’s it. I didn’t feel any different health wise all week, my energy level was actually lower than normal this entire past week and my emotions we’re a little….

  • lets just say I was a big B word this past week. 

Diets just aren’t for me. I’ve known this long enough but for some reason, I keep telling myself I can do it.  Every time I hear about the new “fad diet” out there, I jump at trying it and after a week, the same thing happens.

  • I’m the kinda girl who LOVES food. 

One of the reasons I love living in San Francisco is the vast amount of restaurant at my finger tips. But, when I go on a diet every two to three weeks, I surrender the option to eat at any of those restaurants. Not fair to my love for San Francisco. 

  • If I put just as much effort into working out as I do dieting…

Seriously though, I love to work out/exercise. I love riding my bike, and doing yoga. Lately I have started to fall into lust with running. So if I just put all the effort I have been putting into dieting into exercise, I wouldn’t have any issues. I’d probably be in better shape. Wait no I WOULD be in better shape and I’d stay in better shape.

So on to the next and better of the two goals…. 

1. Spend 20 + minutes a day doing some form of exercise

a. Walking the hills of the city

b. Go for a run

c. Go for a bike ride

d. Do an at home workout routine

c. Do yoga

2. Meet my daily steps goal (tracked through Argus on my phone)

3. Eat as healthy as I can throughout the day // But don’t stress over it, just do it habitually

4. Drink more water than anything else I drink all day

5. Just relax and enjoy my body for what it is

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Do you struggle with diets?  Do you prefer to diet or work out?  What are your secrets?  Please feel free to comment and/or share.

Happy Thursday Lovelies.

 ~ C

 

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2 thoughts on “Health // Diets are not for me!

  1. I so agree with you! I suck at dieting, but it’s probably because I set such high, unreasonable standards for myself and put so much pressure on eating “perfectly” according to the diet that it’s all I focus on. Then, when I slip up, it seeps into all areas of my life and just makes me a not-so-kind person.

    I’m kind of in the same place now too – just to eat well and eat less. To listen to my body and feed it nutritious, good stuff; to take it out into the sunshine once in awhile – whether it’s running, walking or just basking in the sunshine. To just treat my body well, every day. That is so much more motivating than a strict regime!

    Great post – thank you for being honest and open about this! 🙂

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I just wonder where you find the time to go for a run. I can’t find the time at all and Im sure the Life of an L1 is just as crazy as mine or even crazier!

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