originally posted June 13, 2016
It’s been just over two weeks off my strict diet. I guess you could say things are going pretty well besides that ice cream cake, the cucumber salsa with chips, the birthday drinks and the rhubarb cake. Alright, that is not a whole lot of ish. I may have overdone it a few times as soon as I was done with my diet. It’s hard to have the freedom to eat whatever you want again after strictly eating clean for the last nine weeks.
Unfortunately, after I ate all that I was looking so forward to, I was kind of disappointed. I realized very quickly that nothing tasted as good as fit feels. Do you know how the saying goes “nothing tastes as good as fit feels”? Have you ever been so fit that you just feel fit physically and even mentally? I had the feeling and loved it and now I totally believe that quote.
The (ish) part
I have been asked how my eating is going and if I am still counting, weighing and planning. Well, the answer is no.
I haven’t been eating entirely clean, I have been eating cleanish. As in almost clean but not totally. Clean(ish) as in I am going back to my diet includING carbs and allowing myself some cheats. Clean(ish) as in always having chicken and greens ready but not turning down a girls’ night out.
What can I commit too
Honestly, it was hard to live as I did for the last eight weeks. I am not sure it’s something I can commit to consistently. Actually, I can’t commit to that strict diet at all right now in my life. What I can commit to is eating clean during the week and allowing some cheats as needed. I really just want to maintain my current body fat and have enough energy to keep training. My training has stayed pretty consistent with what I was doing during my diet.
Lowering my body fat & seeing abs in the process gave me some added confidence in myself. I knew I would add weight once this was over and I am totally fine with it. I am still confident in my body and my strength.
Now my goal is to continue to eat clean(ish). I just need to keep my (ish) in check. I continue to take my regular supplements and follow my diet plan as much as I can. It feels too good to give it up totally. I believe this can give me a happy balance.
The key to maintaining is going to be the (ish). If you allow your (ish) to get too big then it’s really not an (ish) anymore.
#FindYourStrength and eat Clean(ish)
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