i'm not quite sure, actually.
my first post, written months ago, had been brewing in me for a long time. it was something i just had to get out and off my chest. and then - pow! a weight was lifted.
have things been bubbling inside again? i'm not sure. maybe. a little. probably?
ok, maybe this will be clear:
i want to focus my life on health and wellness.
it's easy (for me) to lose focus. i've learned so much about health, fitness, wellness, but its often easy for me to overlook and "forget" what i know. i have to remember what a nutritionist from a podcast i listen to says "to know and to not do, is the same result as not knowing." if you know something, but don't act on it, it's the exact thing as if you didn't know it. in fact, you're not proving you do know something. so, i need to take all of my knowledge and actually use it. move forward, put it to good use.
for the month of march, to get back on track, i am hoping to follow the following principles:
- no gluten. i definitely have an allergy to gluten - more to come on that. i don't really miss it when i'm not eating it, but once i have a little, that leads to a lot. i'm not a moderator, i'm an abstainer. so i need to give it up and be consistent. i'm actually pretty good about this.
- no dairy. i gave up dairy last fall and lost 15 pounds (over the course of a month). i went back to dairy and within a week i had gained 8 pounds back. this is actually the part where i need to be VERY consistent and i'm not as good at it. i don't even LIKE dairy. the only thing i like is a starbucks chai - its a morning habit. a ritual. but its not good for you. and its expensive. i could save hundreds of dollars a year by giving that up.
- no alcohol. i actually plan on giving up alcohol for march AND april, but i will allow myself some bubbly at my housewarming party. alcohol leads to inflammation, is drinking calories, makes me not sleep, etc. all sorts of bad.
- no tortilla chips. i wonder if i have an allergy or intolerance to corn. i need to explore this further, but this is my biggest vice. i LOVE sweet potato chips with avocado. mmm. let's just try this for a month and see how things go.