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Food Sruggle

June 24, 2012

Changing my relationship with food has been difficult. I keep hearing my nephew’s voice in my head from when we went to play basketball and he complained about how hard it was for him. In my mind I’m saying the same thing about eating better – “but it’s haaaard!”

Yes, yes it is hard. But if it were easy everyone would be doing it. One of the things I’m really struggling with is eating out. I’ve never been a prolific cook, and I lack the patience to prepare meals on a regular basis. I’m not home all day every day, and when I’m on the go I don’t want to carry around prepared meals, and even if I did, how would I refrigerate and reheat? I like eating out with friends (cheap food mind you, not fancy stuff), but few eateries cater to eating healthy, and the ones that do are usually pricey. Furthermore, there are times when I’m hungry and I want something now.

It’s a challenge no doubt. But I’m working on it. I’m not giving up. I knew that the path to peak physical fitness would not be an easy one. I knew there would obstacles and challenges. My gut is still there and I want it gone. My goal is to get rid of it by the end of the summer. My plan is to drop unnecessary fat over the next two months, after which I’ll proceed to bulking up. It’s definitely an attainable goal but I’ll only achieve it if I stay committed. I can’t let setbacks and disappointments stop me. Through prayer and persistence, I’ll get there.

From → Wellness

One Comment
  1. Ayana permalink

    Best of luck to you! I’ve been reading books on clean eating and have learned a lot about how you’re eating habits can affect your mood, energy, weight etc. If you want a start, check out Food Rules by Michael Pollan. Its a great, (very) quick read.

    Unfortunately, in order to really do your best, and maintain your success, you have to learn to prepare meals at home. Healthy food, as you said, can be very expensive if you rely on chp’t and wholefoods to prepare it. Cooking can be really fun 😉

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