Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Clean Eating for Beginners

Boy does anyone else spiral when it comes to goals? I sure do. Unfortunately it is a normal part of the journey. I have said it before and I will say it again, I created this blog because eating healthy is a weakness for me not a strength. 

I wanted it to help other junk food junkies out there who had the desires to transition to a healthy lifestyle even a clean eating lifestyle. I wasn't raised on free range chicken and organic produce. I am the real deal. A person who battles each day with poor eating habits acquired over a lifetime. 

I was blessed to fall in love early with exercise and didn't realize until a few years ago that I was still eating myself and my family to an early demise. Exercise which was once awkward is natural for me now. I have conquered most of my obstacles in that regard. 

I stack my environment each day so that it becomes as easy as possible for me to get out of bed and go. I go to bed early, have a plan and have an exercise partner or an entire class of people waiting for me to teach them. I know now without a doubt that I will regret it all day if I don't go.

Back to eating. I am still reaching for that stage where I enjoy healthy eating as much as I enjoy exercise. Where I want to do it, where I know I will feel awful all day if I don't but I am not there yet. I know some of my posts sound self righteous about healthy eating but mostly they are a pleading to myself to stay on track and to reach higher.

These last few months I was beginning to believe that I was immune. That I was over my bad habits. That I could laugh in the face of and even taunt junk food temptation. I was wrong. I thought my taste buds had changed that my mental state was different, stronger and it was...stronger but not invincible. 

I have learned what, I have heard, that it takes months to train your thoughts and mind for eating healthy but it takes only a week or even just days to revert back to unhealthy eating.

It is funny that I think a lot more about "trying" to get healthy when I am less healthy then I think about "being healthy" when I am healthy. It literally frees my mind when I am on track with my eating when I am following a plan.

I feel like I am getting back on track with eating though and I can't wait to feel good again. The plans definitely help the weak person that I am. If I don't have a plan I seem to struggle.

Happy Healthy Eating!

- Susan

For my free clean eating meal plans go here and enter your name and email. The printable pdfs come with shopping lists, bulk prep, the meal plan and recipes. 

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