FIT-ish: Someone who likes the idea of being fit, but equally enjoys food.
I laughed SO hard when I read this! I thought this is SO me! Anyone else out there that can relate?? I love working out, I want my body to be healthy but I also REALLY love food. Good food, not so good for you food and treats. Oh I love it all.
Luckily you can have it both ways. I try to get some type of exercise in 4-5 days a week and I also let myself eat just about whatever I want. Now don’t get me wrong, I do eat things in moderation and I try to find a balance. I try not to just eat junk all day long and nothing healthy. I kind of go meal by meal and if one is not quite as good for me as it should be I try really hard to make the next one healthy. Or if one day isn’t so great because of family things or parties or all you can eat buffets or bbqs then I make sure the next day is a great one food wise. And in all honesty, I usually eat a treat twice a day. For me that works. It isn’t something big, after lunch it’s often just a piece of chocolate or like today I just ate a piece of double chocolate zucchini bread. And if I don’t feel like I need anything after lunch then great. We often have ice cream or banana nice cream after dinner. For my brain I need that little bit of sweetness to tell it that I am done eating. I definitely notice a difference when I don’t, I just want to keep snacking!
It is true though that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. There are days when I splurge a little too much and think if I was better at this self control thing I wouldn’t have to exercise so much. But most days it is good, I have found a happy medium that works for me. So don’t listen to those people that say sugar is evil and you can never have a single thing that tastes good. Ever. And you just have to exercise all day long and live off of broccoli and chicken. Boo to them. Find your moderation, what works for you. If you need any tips let me know. It’s been about 10 years now I think that I have been doing things like this and have kept 95 pounds off. It can be done!