"You are what you eat." This one has been hitting me in the face the past couple of years. "You are what you eat." I've heard it a million times, but never really heard it. It is the truest of the trues. I can tell you the exact kind of day I will have depending on what I eat.
If I am eating good, and healthy, I am productive, have energy, and mentally happy. If I over load on junk food, I am lazy, sluggish, and depressed. Isn't my Mother the smartest person alive?
I've been hit or miss with my WW lately. I've been making excuses to over do it on chocolate and pizza and having a fun time doing it. Well, I haven't trained in over a week for my 5K. I just haven't felt like doing anything, because my food has been off track so of course "all or nothing Lori" felt my whole life should be off track too. Well, that and who wants to run when your body is full of blahhh?! Monday I decided that I was going to get back on track with my food, and activity. I went to the park where I do my Couch To 5K training and took up where I had left off. Oh my gosh did my body scream Sugar, Fat, Calories. I tried to do the first 90 second run, and I almost got sick. I had to stop. I almost went home defeated, but I thought about how far I've come so I decided to just start the program over again. I am now back on Week 1, Day 1. All because I poisoned my body....
I set myself back, just to have a little fun with junk food. Was it worth it? At the time, I thought, "what they heck, It's only food." I am realizing that food is NEVER only food. It is fuel. It is my legs running, my mind thinking clearly, and my heart beating strongly.
It is life.
It is nourishment.
It is a gift.
And I intend to start using it more wisely :)