|It just needs a little dusting|
One of my frustrations is putting what I know into action. I know how to eat healthy, so why don't I just put that into practice. Well, for one...ice cream is my Achilles heal. It isn't just the taste, or the
texture, it's just that I can't seem to get enough of it. As a friend has recently pointed out to me, people who struggle with hypothyroidism crave cold things as they stimulate the thyroid hormone production. Something my body is sorely lacking. So, in order to get past my ice cream cravings, I'm just going to have to not keep it in the house.
Another part of that is that I am single. I don't like to cook just for one as I just wind up wasting a lot of leftovers. And, well...it just isn't that fun to do. So, I tend to eat out...a lot. Now, I know that there are some really yummy pre-cooked, frozen meals that are healthy (Kashi, Amy's, and a few others), but they tend to get boring to me (and like a Big Mac 3 times a week isn't boring enough?). But it is just a matter of serving up a salad and throwing a meal in the microwave and enjoying something that is more wholesome (or somewhat more wholesome) than McDonald's.
And lastly, I know my way around a gym. I know how to use the equipment. I have a gym membership. But, why do I get so frustrated when I go (or like right now, can't go - doctor's orders)? I think it is because while I have all this knowledge, it isn't fully linked together to make a difference. So, my plan is to work with a personal trainer for a month (28 days to make a habit) and have them help me put the puzzle pieces together. Sound like a plan? I think so. Right now it is just a matter of when, as I have no idea how much longer this crud is going to hold on.
So, there you have it...the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a single gal looking to get healthy in 2013. How am I ever going to do it?!!!