Feeling Healthier

Last Monday I started back on a some-what hard core diet. If you want to call it that. But diets fail. In order to lose weight and/or becoming healthier you must change your life.

Easier said than done.

For me, I’ve been doing bad-habit damage control for the past few years. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve switched from regular to diet soda, like foods that are healthier, having self-control, exercising (somewhat) regularly, etc.

This week, I started drinking Wake Me that I first learned about from Victoria Henley’s show Cosmo Life. Usually I would drink a soda in the morning for the caffeine, which is gross, I know. I’ve never liked coffee and the hour drive into work kills me.

Since drinking Wake Me in the mornings, I’ve noticed I haven’t really been drinking soda at all. I’ve also really tried to determine and cut out foods that make me feel bad.

There are always days I’m going to mess up. There will be weeks, maybe months, I fall off track. But, like I said, I’ve been doing bad-habit damage control over the last few YEARS. That’s insane. For people who are at the beginning of their bad-habit damage control, I hope you know it’s a long journey but you can do it.

There is no magic pill. You can’t lose 10 pounds in a week. Sure, there are people that do it. If you’re trying to lose weight or just become healthier you have to give it time. Crash diets are called crash diets because you crash. I’ve tried limiting calories to crazy extents, and the only thing that happens is that eventually you starve and eat everything in sight.  All the while, you’re body is actually going into freak out mode and hoarding your calories as it thinks it’s being deprived.

I’m finding this process very gruelling and miserable. To be honest. The steps I’ve taken though have made me feel better. That makes the process a smidge easier because who doesn’t like to feel good?

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