By: Sheri Ladd
back Friends!! Hope everyone had a great week. How did the time change affect you last week? Were you able to stay on track?
This week I am going to talk to you about a experiment I did. So , last week I allowed life to get in the way on purpose. I didn’t go to the gym. I lived off of Candy, Chips, Pizza, soda and everything I have been avoiding for the last 90 days. Here is what I found, I was sluggish and had very little energy or motivation. I wanted to sleep more and take naps. My digestive system was way out of whack and it was like I could feel the grease running through my veins. I also noticed that I hurt more than usual. It was harder to get moving in the mornings and my joints were achy. It seemed that the more junk food that I ate the less I wanted to do. My mind was foggy and lazy almost as if I was depressed.
Now, that being said, I got back on the horse this week. I hit the gym on Monday and noticed that it was a mental struggle to get motivated. I was only able to do half of the weights and sets that I had done just 2 weeks prior. I felt the muscle pain instantly when I did legs and I went from climbing 50 flights of stairs to only being able to do 14 flights and that was a struggle. My digestive tract is in the process of flushing out all the junk foods from last week. I have gone back to my healthy diet of nuts, protein , salads and fruits and veggies. I’m not sluggish nor am I tired.
I am amazed at what just one week of not eating right and not working out did. This is why I preach discipline and consistency. Bring the mind and the body will follow, but so many times we listen to the head and fall off the course, get angry with ourselves and find ourselves running in a unproductive vicious circle to nowhere. We start our plan do it until we feel good. Then we stop until we feel bad. Then we start again. Wouldn’t it just be easier if we stayed the course? Do you like feeling good mentally, emotionally and physically? I have done the experiment for you, and am here to tell you, those French fries, candy and junk food is not my happy place.
Big shout out to all that have messaged me and said they have lost 10 lbs, 21 lbs, that they are feeling so much better, that they have made a plan. Your messages help me to stay accountable for my own self. Trust me if I listened to what went on up in my head on a daily basis I would not be going to the gym and The stress of everyday life would probably have gotten me into legal trouble. Lol!
Until next time #getit #nevergiveup