Thursday, June 20, 2013

The First Day of the Rest of Your Like

I'm having a rebirth moment. 

So often in my life I have had to start from scratch again, I find myself often doing it with diets. And I have resolved that this will be the last first day of Phase I. I have been yoyo-ing, cheating and going back, trying to tackle a new diet, since the start of the year. Of course, there are so many other things happening in my personal and professional life, but I have decided that, for the next two weeks, it's me time and everything else will come in second. 

So, here I am, holding my own feet to the proverbial fire. 

This is the first day of the rest of your life. 

Take yourself seriously. 

Love the Fitness Divas!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cravings at bay?

I had the weirdest morning today! I woke up at 5:20am to go to a 6:30am yoga class, but obviously my body wouldn't have it. I went back to sleep, but not sure if because of a weird dream or what other reason, I woke up around 6:30. So I propped myself up to watch some tv, and I was super hungry (did I have dinner last night?... I did. But pretty early.) 

So, for beeakfast, I had a mix of kalamata olives, homemade hummus, hearts of palm, and shredded chicken. It was kind of delicious, and I'm still not hungry - at 11am! I also had a latte - which I call a snack - but still, not hungry! No cravings! Yay! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

I made a HUGE mistake yesterday. Actually, two huge mistakes. 

First one was not having dinner, which I didn't realize I was doing. Weekends tend to be so fluid, I sometimes don't realize when I'm "due" for another meal. 

So, at around 8pm, I started having a monstrous craving for something sweet. Of course now I realize I was just hungry, but you know what they say about hindsight. So... I may have had a slice of red velvet cake. And I may have topped it with a scoop of vanilla I've cream. 

And that was my dinner! 

If you're familiar with the South Beach Diet, you know that you'll get cravings for the first few days, and then they'll go away as you get used to the low carb way. So it's probably not crazy to infer that having a slice of cake (and I was craving cake; dense, moist, chock-full-of-carbs cake) would result in some insane cravings today. 

And oh em gee, am I having some insane cravings today. I've already had some cottage cheese mid morning snack to ride me over till lunch - and I never eat snacks between breakfast and lunch! 

Making full use of the "don't be hungry" motto!