My Health Targets

My healthy plans have gone right out the window lately. I don't know exactly when it happened or what triggered out but I've been eating a lot of shit and lately. Donuts, chocolate, pizza to name a few of the offending foods. I never intended to cut these foods out but I did plan on limiting them. 

I could blame Easter. Easter made me eat chocolate. But we all know that's bullshit. The truth is I've had poor discipline. That changes now. I'm hoping that simply by writing all this in a public blog that will give me some of the motivation to change. If everyone knows I'm trying to change then it will make it harder for me to give in and eat like a slob. I'm going to use the new gamification principles in my healthy living plan. I'm going to actually write a plan too. 

To start with, I'll drink more water. I think a 75cl bottle in the morning and in the afternoon. I'll eat 2 pieces of fruit a day too, as well as the veg in my dinner (I've been eating healthy dinners) I should hit 5 a day. And I'll limit my snacks to 1 day. Those are my targets for the next week.  

Goodbye Crappy Dinners

Eating well isn't as easy as I thought. I enjoy the healthier food more than I do the junk but that alone doesn't seem to be enough to motivate me to eat it. I find that when I get home after a tiring day at work I don't want to cook a proper meal. The appeal of being able to shove something in the oven for 20 minutes and then eat it is far greater than standing in the kitchen preparing a delicious nutritious meal. 

I need to counteract that. I know that I'm not in a healthy condition. I'm consuming too much junk and it's worse now because I know that prefer better. I'm not going to bother trying to train my willpower to say no to junk. I know that won't work. The solution is much simpler. I'm just not going to buy the junk. When I do the shopping this Monday, I will buy only the ingredients for proper meals. I will allow myself one night of junk. I will be furious when the time comes to cook every night but I'll be happier and healthier in the long run. 

Becoming A Food Snob

So, it turns out I'm becoming a food snob. I've started eating proper meals lately. Home cooked dinners prepared by either myself or Naomi, instead of the usual pizza or chips etc. I've been loving it as well. I didn't think I would but actually, the majority of the stuff I've had has been lovely and some of the dishes and have been exquisite. Yes, exquisite. There was a pork dish I had the other night that I've been craving ever since. I had two servings! 

Anyway, the last two nights I had a pizza and Birdseye fish and chips. I didn't really enjoy them. They used to be 2 of my favourites. Look at me now, I'd rather have the pork with shallots and veg thing. All of sudden I'm turning my nose up at the stuff I've always loved. I have become a snob. Ut's a good thing really, but I can't help but miss the love I used to have for that unhealthy junk. I'm sure it will come back, but for now, I guess I should just enjoy eating well. IN case you hadn't guessed, tomorrow I'm having pork. 


Healthy Thursday

I was healthy today. Sort of. Well not that much actually. But more than usual. 

I went to the gym this morning and worked out before going to the day job. I haven't been to the gym for about a week because I had too much work to do. Despite that, I had a great workout and stayed there a bit longer than usual. 

Naomi is working lates this week which means I have to prepare my own dinners. Before you start thinking there's some sort of sexist dynamic to our relationships let me explain. Naomi studied catering and works in the industry so the kitchen is her area. She likes to cook and I do not. So, usually when I have to do my own dinner I just get a pizza or something with chips. Tonight I decided not to. I set aside some time, pulled out the healthy recipe book and actually cooked a proper meal. It was delicious. It was grilled chicken with jade mash. I didn;t realise beforehand that jade mash was just mashed up veg. The mash was my favourite part though. I really didn't think mashed veg could taste so good. It was so good that I'm taking some to work tomorrow for lunch. 

So far it seems pretty healthy. I even ate fruit throughout the day. Unfortunately, the dinner was so nice I ate way too much of it! I need to focus on portion control I think. Also, I ate a whole bag of mini eggs in the lab. So yeah, not greatly healthy. But healthier than usual. And now I know I really like healthy food I'll try more of it. I'm going to cook something else tomorrow. Something with pork I think. I can't remember. I'll try not to eat so much, though.