A blog following me and my family on our path to a healthier lifestyle
Thursday, May 13, 2010
14 day "detox"
A few months ago I was my lowest weight since college, possibly in the best physical shape of my life and about to start a new job. Most of my clothes were too big, so I bought myself a bunch of new work clothes. Now a couple months, many late work nights and 10 lbs later my new pants are tight and uncomfortable. I am having upset stomachs way too often because I am not eating properly.
My new job actually isn't so new for me because I used to work for this company a few years ago. My first stint here, I gained a good 30 lbs due to long hours, lots of travel and many many team dinners. I promised myself I would maintain my healthy habits of exercise and eating right when I came back, but it has proven more difficult than I thought. I honestly almost pulled my "fat" pants out of their storage bin this morning. Instead of bringing back my 22's I am going to make sure my 18's fit again and comfortably!
In an effort to get back on track and comfortably back into my "new" pants, I am going to focus on making good choices for the next two weeks. I am not perfect - not even close! So while I want to be healthy for a lifetime, I will eat chips, cookies and fried goodness of all sorts. I just need to make sure I am eating the good stuff most of the time. So to re-ingrain the good choices, I am going to be kind of strict on myself for the next couple of weeks.
No I'm not going to be eating nothing except lemonade and maple syrup, if you really thought that you definitely do not know me. I am going to keep this kind of loose because if I am traveling for work I still want to be able to follow it.
These are the guidelines I will follow:
No deep fried foods (yes no chips, no french fries, no egg rolls, no orange chicken - so sad)
No ice cream or store bought cookies
Load up on veggies (at least one BIG salad a day)
Eat fruit (at least 2 pieces a day)
Exercise (break a sweat at least 3 times a week)
I made a google document where I will keep track of all of this. This way it wont take over my blog, but I will still feel a little more accountable. This is my first try with google docs, so we'll see how it goes.
I am a 28 year old wife and mother on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I like to cook, garden, run, read and talk about nutrition and play with my rambunctious 2 year old boy TJ. I love tasty (read as greasy) food, so I am pretty constantly trying to find a good balance.