As you all know by now I keep pretty tight reigns on my food. I personally don’t like to eat a lot of crap and choose to eat a diet consisting of mainly organic veggies and lean proteins. As you also may know, I don’t give a shit about what you eat. Remember the whole “Not judging people” thing I suggested.
Lately, just about every time I go out to eat with a friend they make a comment about not wanting to eat what they really want to because they think I will judge them. I’m going to dispel this myth right now. This is generally a behavior that is being projected onto a healthy eater. Maybe they really do feel like they shouldn’t be eating those foods but the fact of the matter is, it doesn’t even occur to me to judge people for their food. I certainly don’t enjoy being judged for my food, which I most certainly am on a daily, meal-ly basis. There tends to be a feeling that it is ok to comment on a healthy eaters food but not on an unhealthy eaters food. More on that here.
There is one caveat to this statement though… If you constantly complain about being fat but still eat cheeseburgers for lunch every day, I will judge you. But not for what you’re eating, for being a hypocrite. I cannot get behind someone who dislikes something about themselves but refuses to change it. There is a saying in the fitness world, “Complaining doesn’t burn and calories.” If it did, I’d probably weight 10 pounds. So here is a call to action. If you are unhappy with your weight, do something about it. Yes, dieting sucks. Yes, working out is hard. Yes, it takes time out of your day. However, if you really look at the grand scheme of things its not as hard as you think. Make small changes. You don’t need to go on a 1200 calorie a day diet and workout 3 hours a day. All you need to do is swap your fries for a salad with that cheeseburger, or maybe take off the top bun and hold the cheese. Maybe you walk places that are less than half a mile away instead of driving. Small changes CAN have big results. Don’t get discouraged!
On the flip side, if you are overweight and you are happy about it congratulations! You are winning. The goal isn’t to be a certain weight, but to be happy with yourself, to feel beautiful, to ooze confidence, and to enjoy your life!
Here is an update on my Fitness Model training program:
I completed 13 weeks total of the 12 week program. I had some major setbacks along the way. I discovered that I have Hashimoto’s Disease. Hashimoto’s is an auto immune disease that attacks your thyroid. As you may know your thyroid controls a number of hormones and an imbalance can make it very hard to lose weight. I definitely didn’t get the results I wanted, or was promised but I’m still proud of what I did. I sizzled off 11 pounds of fat! A lot of people said I didn’t have anything to lose but the fact of the matter is, I did… and still do. Currently I have started Intermittent Fasting on a 16/8 schedule to try to jumpstart my fat loss again while I wait to be put on meds for my thyroid. This means that I eat all my calories from 12pm-8pm and then fast from 8pm-12pm. I have been training fasted in the mornings and have been able to do more than I have since the whole Meniere’s/Vertigo diagnosis. I’m still waaaaaaaay behind where I was but I’m very please with my progress.
Comment and let me know how you’re training and what you’re eating, or tweet me @notmommaterial!