21 days....Fail Forward!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Just like anything else, bad eating is a habit. The good news is, if you are willing to take yourself out of your current comfort zone for a while, you can create a new habit. Is it easy? Nope. Is it possible? Yep. Is it worth it? Yep!
To start off I had to get my family to buy in. No crap in the house, no processed foods with me involved. That means if they want fast food....go get it, don't invite me I don't want it.
*Day one - with a heavy heart, I threw out all crap...probably a couple hundred dollars worth of food. No sugars, process crap and go to comfort foods...all gone!
*Saw a nutritionist....there is no shame in seeking professional help!
*clean cooking of lean meats, fresh veggies and healthy carbs and fats.
Here is the trick...just like when I quit smoking...it takes 21 consecutive days to make or break a habit...after three weeks (of feeling like a recovering crack addict from sugar withdrawals) I felt clean inside. I felt healthy inside....I just felt good. Week 4 and past I started to lose cravings for the sweets and fast food.
Now I am in month 3...and not even the smell of pizza or burgers phases me. I crave lean beef, steak, chicken..grilled tuna and salmon. I crave a protein drink after a hard work out. I crave gains in the gym.
I also know that if I ignore all of this for 21 days, I will create my old habits again...and THAT is the key. No falling back and failing, I am going to FAIL FORWARD!
Go 21 days...create a new habit and I promise it gets better...but YOU have to do the work, YOU have to take control of your enablers (even though they are your family) YOU have to come out of your comfort zone and create a new one. But YOU can do it!