Today is my day 13 – I think this is my second day 13, the first go around I made it to day 10, the second time, I made it a little over two weeks (can’t remember exactly when I failed), but this time, for some reason, it feels different.
One week from Sunday, I will compete in my first ever sprint triathlon. I am far from being a skilled swimmer, fast cyclist, or effective runner. But I WILL complete the course, which is something I’ve wanted to cross off my bucket list for some time. Prior to tri training, I had been working with a personal trainer at the gym, and our focus was weight training. I absolutely love lifting weights, and both my hubby and I really love our trainer. He is such a great guy – very encouraging, very knowledgable, and he kicks our ass. However, what has always held me back from getting from point A to point B had been my wine drinking. Trainer would give us a nutritional plan to follow (we follow the Paleo plan when we are “on”), but I’d sabotage it all with my drinking. Sure, I’d eat an extremely healthy dinner, but would wash it down with a bottle of wine, and then, oh hell, is that ice cream in the freezer?? Damn, those potato chips look good! Hey – my son has some Easter candy left!! You can see where I’m going with this….the booze would always lead me to make bad decisions regarding food.
I’m a very impulsive person (aren’t most alcoholics?) and even now, without the wine, I find myself making poor choices. I’m craving sugar, but from what I understand, that may be normal? So, hubby and I have decided to start the Hubby vs. Wife Body Fat Challenge. We are looking to really get back into the gym and to start eating healthy again, and whoever loses the biggest percentage body fat in six weeks gets something fabulous from the loser. I’m really excited about the prospect of focusing on something other than drinking. And doing this may just help me to reach the goals that I’d always sabotaged by drinking mass quantities of calories every evening.
Day 13 feels pretty good!