Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fasting Article

Great new article. The fasting bug is spreading fast!

The Daily Mail.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Self Tourture

Honestly, I don't know why I do this to myself...

All during December I was off plan and eating way too much. Throw in an all inclusive resort vacation and Christmas treats right afterwards and you have a recipe for disaster. Now that I have been back on plan for a couple of weeks I find myself wondering what the hell is wrong with me?!

I feel SO much better and calmer and happier already and during December I felt like crap. I was so tired and grumpy and uncomfortable.

Is all that food really worth feeling that way?! Apparently.

Why do I torture myself?

I continue to worry about those who make me feel like crap, I continue to give to those who only take. I continue to eat when it makes me feel so bad.

I am back on the right path and I really don't understand why I ever strayed?

This torture is the source of why I struggle with weight in the first place...and unfortunately even though I strongly believe in intermittent fasting and it has fixed so many things, it is not a cure for my main issue...someday I will figure this out. For now, I will take this experience and try to learn from it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Week two of my new routine that includes exercise...who would have thought that I would be including exercise into my routine, but I am and I am optimistic about it.

I have been doing really well back on my regular fasting schedule and last week I did a TRX class and a personal training session of Reformer Pilates. The TRX class was a killer and I was sore for several days afterwards but I am signed up to do it again tomorrow.

I am also going to try a spinning class and see if I can incorporate that into my routine as well. So hopefully I will be able to maintain:

Mon: Reformer Pilates 1 hour
          Spinning Class 1/2 hour

Wed: TRX Class 1 hour

Thurs: Spinning Class 1/2 hour

I still feel strongly that exercise is best for health and fitness but not the best course of action for large amounts of weight loss unless it is combined with a major change in diet. That is why the fasting is very important in this equation.

That said, I do believe that my fasting schedule with the added boost of the workouts will kick it up a notch and help me get to that elusive goal weight!

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Routine

Well, that was a crazy holiday season. Sorry, I have been out of sight lately. Been on the move. Jamaica for a week, then Christmas with family, shopping in Seattle and finally a few nights in Victoria visiting.

Now I am back home and back to routine. Jamaica was fabulous but FULL of food and alcohol. I gained too much weight to even say out loud. Didn't fast while I was there and didn't fast through Christmas. It was a nice break with bad consequences...weight gain and returning ache! Plus, I have been feeling super tired, bloated, uncomfortable and unhappy.

So, I am even more focused on continuing my schedule of fasting. I started back to my normal routine on Jan 2nd and already I feel better. My ache is slowly healing with no new pimples in the last few days and I am getting my energy back.

Strange how more food gives us less energy...when everyone always talks about food an energy source. It is true to a point but when you are eating as much as I eat when I don't fast, then you will certainly slow down. How in the world would you not when the body has so much digesting to do?

I also signed up with a personal trainer. I started yesterday and I feel really good about it. I will have personal one on one sessions for Pilates and then join their classes for strength training and cardio. The good thing about this place is their classes are only 3 or 4 people so you get much more one on one time with the instructors.

I feel a new motivation to stop living on this plateau and work towards reaching my original goal of 140 pounds. I am sure that if I keep up my fasting and add in the exercise that I will see some more results.

January 1st was my three year anniversary living the Fast 5/Intermittent Fasting lifestyle. I will always live this way, even if I have moments like these past few weeks, I will always come home to fasting.

New year's resolution was not weight focused...as I find I never keep them but I did make a resolution to take one photo every day for a year. If you are interested I have started a photo blog to post those photos. I plan on making a photo book at the end as well, Enjoy!

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