When I first started eating primally, I had goals and dreams for the long term, because everyone I knew that had tried this lifestyle had been successful, and I wanted to be one of those people very badly. So, naturally I started dream of single-digit pant sizes, cuter clothes, and the best part of just being a healthier person.
Quickly, I started doing the “I can eat something bad, then make up for it tomorrow” routine, and I really started to feel like I was already failing. Habits weren’t sticking and I fell off the wagon yet again. But something about this failure was different than all the others; this time, I looked at myself in the mirror and said “NO!!!!!”.
Today is my first day of literally taking this transition one day at a time. While I still have my long-term goals, I now have a goal to go to sleep every night thinking “I did great today!”, and to wake up every morning, and no matter how well I did the day before, I will pretend like yesterday never happened. So far, it’s working well! Today I have had no desire to eat anything processed and I am very happy about that. The only thing I an having a hard time giving up is my morning coffee. I went completely without it today, and I am so proud of myself for that.
I think something I am really enjoying is learning new “primal” recipes to keep things exciting. Marksdailyapple.com is a great place to look! This is my favorite website for everything primal, and there are tons of supportive people. I even saw a success story there about a woman with PCOS (which is what I have) and she lost all the weight she needed to and has never been healthier. The story definitely boosted my motivation, an even made me tear up a bit. If she did it with PCOS then so can I.
I want everyone to look up a fantastic music video that makes me so happy every time I watch it. It’s called “Good Life” and it’s by OneRepublic. I can’t figure out how to post it via this wordpress app but I encourage you to check it out on YouTube. I listen to this song every morning and it generally puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.
I have got to go to bed, but I will talk to everyone soon!