Running From…CARBS

A Gerbel On A Wheel:

For those of you who don’t know, per my trainer’s recommendation, I’ve been on a Carb Cycle eating program for the last five months. Sort of.

Some days I’m able to stay with the “5 small meals/day” with varying numbers of meals that can contain carbs. But most days it’s very hard. Sugar and fast food call their siren song. Too large portions of even the good stuff: steel ground oatmeal, brown rice, corn, red potatoes.

After limited cardio for the last three weeks, it’s been a see-saw on the scale. Worked out like a fiend yesterday but still went up almost half a pound.

I have 2 “No Carb” days a week, break days with no workouts to allow my body to reap the benefits of the previous days careful diet and exercise. This is what those days feel like:

Dragging all my weight and food related issues behind me, each step a struggle, pushing myself past imagined limits. Falling down and getting back up again. In it for the long haul, as long as the good days outnumber the bad, that’s my definition of success.

So if you’ve had one of those days and feel the weight of the long road you’ve walked dragging behind you, know that tomorrow will always be a brand new opportunity to start over. To track your calories, watch your carbs or whatever you’re doing, and get in even 5 minutes of loving movement. To take a moment to reflect on how far you’ve come, what you’ve accomplished, and be grateful for the journey. You’ve done it, you’re doing it, and you CAN do it! We can do it together.

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3 thoughts on “Running From…CARBS

  1. I hear you, sister. There are days or parts of days when the compulsive eating simply wins. But, you’re absolutely right—we’re in it for the long haul. Every snack, every meal, every day is a chance to start over.

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