Wednesday, March 12, 2008

No pain, no gain

I’ve always been a proponent of journaling, but expressing myself electronically is something I have to get used to. Well, here goes . . .
How much pain must one endure to gain physical satisfaction? Yes, this is a rhetorical question. Being sore and hungry is a bad combination but I’m willing to work through it for the next nine weeks. Wait, nine weeks, what did I get myself into? Well it’s said it takes 21 days to form or break a habit, I guess working to stay fit is a habit I’m willing to keep. Now, the hungry part, that’s something I don’t want to get used to. For the most part I eat pretty healthy, but when certain comfort foods are restricted, I begin to lose sight of the big picture. I mean, no pizza, hamburgers, a good juicy steak, ice cream, OK I digress, but that’s a challenge within itself. I mean, how much fish (turkey and chicken), veggies and fruit can one eat to stay satisfied throughout the day. My biggest obstacles to overcome are working out consistently and maintaining good eating habits. I welcome this challenge because I will be able to meet some personal and physical goals, so I implore you to follow along with this journey as I make this lifetime commitment to stay fit. I will weigh in later as things progress.

P.S. If you have any healthy choice options I can incorporate into my eating plan please pass them along, because a sistah is hungry.

1 comment:

Diane Haag said...

Nuts are great. And if you're doing a fair amount of cardio, peanut butter (on wheat bread or with apples, not peanut butter cookies) is awesome - sweet, filling and full of protein.

For that evening sweet craving - I've got to herbal tea with a little honey.