You’ve all heard it: losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise
I don’t know if the stats are that exact. All I know is..you can’t out exercise a bad diet.
Trust me- I’ve tried.
If I can just have this whole bag of chips with dip.. I promise I’ll work out an extra hour tomorrow.
It wasn’t until I took control of what I was eating that I started to see legitimate results.
And it was so encouraging!
After I hit my goal weight..I started to treat myself nutritionally to some bad habits thinking:
“I can eat a little more treats if I keep the same workout regime and I’ll maintain.”
Guess what I didn’t keep up with the workouts.
And coupled with the increased nutritional intake.
The scale was quick to remind me what works and what doesn’t
Then before I knew it I was in my familiar cycle again:
bad eating…feel bad about weight..and in turn eating bad to feel better.
It is a vicious cycle.
And I know I’m not the only one on this merry go around of hell.
It’s the curse of the yo-yo’er – of the stress eater!
The struggle to eat better is real.
Eating better is not only hard to do because we crave greasy and sugary goodness.
But it even costs more.
I bought fruits and veggies yesterday for a week.
I also bought a weeks worth of kraft dinner for my roommate.
Total cost: $100.00
The cost of the kraft dinner? $5.00
Preservatives are cheap because it costs less to manufacture the food, and it shelves longer.
If it shelves longer- it also sets up shop on your sweet tokus as well 😉
I’ve been trying to exercise my way back to my ideal weight.
It isn’t working- smarten up baby T.
That’s why this month…my nutrition will be changing.
So lets check in at the end of August- and see the results that NUTRITION and EXERCISE can do.
If I preach- I must do.
No one is an exemption.
Just remember- you are not alone.
We are all going through the struggle.