In this wonderful thing called life there are always a few things that seem to interrupt my impeccable discipline: fatigue, not enough time, my period, too much fun times... not enough fun times, ok so maybe don't have that much discipline! But I'm working on it, damnit!
I recently returned from a cruise to the Bahamas for my girl's Bachelorette party (Whoo!)... nothing wrecks a diet and this so called thing called "discipline" like all-access ice cream and pizza. For my own sanity (namely to save myself from guilt) I suspended my water and squat challenge.
As a result a few things happened, the biggest one being I COULDN'T DRINK COFFEE! I bypassed my usual one cup a day for 1/2 a cup (I tried to be as good as possible) and I still couldn't hang. The cravings were there, still smelled great, tasted better... but my body was not feeling it. I didn't even attempt juice. The most I could deal with was unsweetened iced tea. This pretty much solidified for me what I always knew, to conquer my cravings I need to ignore it and after a while the HOLD WILL BE BROKEN! Ok maybe that was a little dramatic but, in all honesty cravings are uncomfortable but they won't kill you (And I just have to keep telling myself that whenever Lindt chocolate is on sale at Target). Logically I know once I get past the initial feelings I can stop training my body to respond to certain stimuli like... always "needing" something sweet after I eat.
We all fall short in listening to our bodies, cravings and/or feelings of discomfort are there for a reason- for you to respond and give your body what it needs. Thirsty? You don't need juice, you need water. Hungover? It's not just a "oopsie, I got too turnt up", you need Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and B vitamins (yea alcohol pretty much drains you of all nutrients). Tired? You could need any amounts of things starting with a good night's rest on a regular basis, not a RedBull (Though I've had my fair share of 5-hour energy shots).
Food for thought (And maybe even put into practice):
As for my squat challenge needless to say that fell to the side as well (I mean, was I supposed to do 130 squats on the beach?!). The general lack of activity left me feeling too fatigued and drained of all energy. We always feel like there isn't enough time to work out, or we are just too damn tired when the truth is getting your blood pumping and the natural high from a sense of accomplishment will give you that bump of energy you need. And instead of feeling sluggish you will feel energized.
My plan now? Get back on the horse, I've dallied too long and there's no reason to stop my progress. Changes to diet and nutrition are a LIFESTYLE choice that will have trial, error and general f@*K ups. TWO WEEKS TO GO!!!
(Can't forget) Nail of the Week: