I hear about the euphoric feeling after a workout; personally I need a nap!
I work with Lita Mae three times per week. I know I am getting stronger, and I know that if I curb my eating habits I will start to lose weight faster. The unrealistic side of me thinks that if I just eat properly for two months I will shed 30 pounds, and then I will have an instant beach body. The realistic side says, “Mmm…deep fried, junk food!”
Every day, I have an internal struggle with myself, bargaining on what I can and cannot eat. Last week I made myself proud and resisted the strong urge for mac n’cheese and had the kale and quinoa salad instead. It was super tasty and I felt satisfied, but it’s a constant negotiation. I was craving chicken wings like crazy this week, and instead of indulging in some deep fried goodness I decided to try to bake them myself in an attempt to narrow down what I was actually craving. The It Factor was the heat of the bbq sauce making my home made wings delicious and I was able to curb the craving. I know getting fit isn’t easy – every day is a battle. If anyone asks how I do it, my secret is Lita Mae. She gives me a huge mental boost every time I feel lazy or don’t feel like working out – I don’t want to let her down. She is an inspiration, and the motivation that she exudes in her class and everyday life is addictive. If it wasn’t for her, I know that I would have given up two months in. It’s not a pretty or easy journey, but I know that I am not alone.