Acceptance. I’m here. I’m finally here. Does that mean I’m skinny? Nope. Does that mean I’m happy all the time? Nope. But I’m finally accepting where I am and who I am. That doesn’t mean I’m done with my goals, that just means I’m done beating myself up about the process I took to get here. I’m ready to move on. Short and sweet today. Going back to basics: unprocessed foods and moving my body daily. Food guidelines to “turn on the happiness button” in my brain:
- Whole foods that are more a product of nature than a product of industry
- Lots of fruits and vegetables (we recommend that you shop for these at your local farmers’ market)
- Dairy products like milk, unsweetened yogurt, eggs, and cheese
- 100% whole-wheat and whole-grains (find a local bakery for approved sandwich bread and check the Understanding Grains post for more info)
- Seafood (wild caught is the optimal choice over farm-raised)
- Only locally raised meats such as pork, beef, and chicken (preferably in moderation)
- Beverages limited to water, milk, all natural juices, naturally sweetened coffee & tea, and, to help the adults keep their sanity, wine and beer!
- Snacks like dried fruit, seeds, nuts and popcorn
- All natural sweeteners including honey, 100% maple syrup, and fruit juice concentrates are acceptable in moderation
- Also check out the Recipes & Resources page for a more detailed list of meal options including links to recipes
What you CANNOT eat:
- No refined grains such as white flour or white rice (items containing wheat must say WHOLE wheat…not just “wheat”)
- No refined sweeteners such as sugar, any form of corn syrup, cane juice, or the artificial stuff like Splenda
- Nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package that has more than 5 ingredients listed on the label
- No deep fried foods
- No “fast foods”
I’m actually pretty excited to get started!
Today: 2 eggs, avocado, and sauerkraut (from the farm), veggie hash with shrimp for lunch, and steak kabobs (from Jamie’s cow) and pesto potato salad for dinner. Drinks: lots of water and some coffee with collagen.
I’m treating this like a 30 day challenge because I want to see if I can shave some time off of my 10k time by the Beach to Beacon. My time yesterday wasn’t terrible! 58 minutes. I’m aiming for 57 minutes for B2B. Yay for goals!
Other random goals: More water, more reading, more sleept, less wine 🙂
Let’s see how it goes!