A new year and a new me. I just complete 50 minutes on the treadmill, nice and slow. As I walked, I listened to a Jillian Michaels podcast. I also began visualized myself running. I have decided to do my best to take a photo each month. I was doing a great job taking monthly photos in 2014. I just wasn’t uploading them. Unfortunately, my old phone completely died, without any backup or way to retrieve them, I lost all those photos.
I took a photo today and really looked at myself. I now have this yucky spare tire. This time last year I was at least 25 pounds lighter. I am not going to beat up myself about it. I know my journey and success to fat loss and a healthy weight is not going to be linear. I’ve been experimenting here and there with my eating habits. My last experiment resulted in a weight gain.
Now, I’m back to a semi-vegetarian eating plan. I have to admit that now that I have been lifting on a regular basis I am worried about not getting enough protein. However, my body responds much better when I eliminate red meat and poultry from my diet. I feel more energetic. The podcast I listened to today was about the spirituality of food. I am already one of those people who says grace before I eat. I made a mental note to pay better attention to how I prepare and eat my food. Am I truly grateful for the food I receive? Do I understand how the food I eat sustains me and gives me energy? Which foods are good for me and the environment from a spiritual perspective?
I am looking forward to another year on this journey. I can’t wait to see more muscle and less fat!