Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Taste of Health

Hello from the slacker Allie!
Back from being a newly wed and summer!
So, after meeting my now husband, and enjoying a summer of traveling and eating whatever I have wanted, I have come to the realization that I have gained far more weight than I wanted to. Forget about the freshman fifteen, let's talk about the newly wed thirty. AHHHHHH! Remember that awesome picture of me in the red skinny jeans? Not anymore...

To combat it, I have been trying to wake up early and run at 5:30 AM so I can make it to work in time. Has NOT been working! I have been exhausted and was reaching for sugary/ high in carbs food just to make it through the day. So, instead, I have decided that for now, I am going to cut sugar as much as possible. Because I am somewhat of a sugarholic, I knew that it was going to be hard, so I am allowing myself just a tiny bit each day, and once I am used to that, WHAMO - no more sugar!

I know what many of you are thinking - Yeah right, you can't get away with doing that without going cold turkey. Guess what. I have been doing it for over a week now. I think I have learned that it's easier to go back to something when you cut it out cold turkey. Instead of a quick fix, I am looking for a change. I want to be healthier. I want to be the type of person that can say NO to sugar, and feel okay about it. And it's going to have to be a slow process.

So this is me. Trying to change. One baby step at a time.
Wish me luck!