No, not that one. The other one. The one you can spell with a “ph” if you grew up someplace other than where I grew up. Where I grew up, you spell it with an “f” and it generally applies to being physically expansive (as opposed to being verbally expansive, which is for all intents and purposes a thoroughly healthy pastime… that I know nothing at all about…).
There, I said it! Add a “c” 2/3 of the way in and you have a fact. The fact is that I am 25 lbs. more challenging to the law of gravity than I was when I moved to
in June of 2010. Tucson,
There are a lot of reasons for this. While I almost never eat refined flours or sugars and my diet is almost entirely all natural/organic/not-processed I am consuming a lot more calories than I burn (mayo… I’m looking at you and your omega-3s). Guess what else? I make excuses!
Example: “I spent the day at the pound with poor sick dogs and am covered in filth… so I deserve to eat a 1000 calorie custard filled pastry from the *panaderia on the way home!”
No, it doesn’t end there either. I don’t walk my dogs as much as I should. I know, I know… I’m a bad dog mama. My bicycle has been repaired for about a month and I’ve only ridden it… three times? Shameful, I know!
It’s a self perpetuating cycle of making excuses, feeling lazy, and then making excuses being I’m feeling lazy and don’t have the energy or motivation to: cook, walk the dogs as much as they (and I) require, ride my bike, not eat an entire baguette, etc.
The really frustrating point is that I know better. I read books and watch documentaries about nutrition, the food industry, and related topics. I haven’t had soda pop on a regular basis for over a decade (but have some much healthier and nifty alternatives that I will be sharing in good time).
Intellectually understanding a concept or idea is one thing… applying it to your life, on a daily basis is another (we’ll be coming back this theme a lot). I have a few ideas for both implementing (actually re-implementing) more healthy changes in my lifestyle and holding myself accountable. One big item is that I am going back to tracking everything I eat on MyFitnessPal.com. Nothing smacks of personal accountability like the whole world knowing I had red velvet cupcakes for lunch! (And by “whole world” I mean the 5 or so people who will actually read this.) Not that I have ever done that, of course. Just a random example to illustrate a point, folks!
Tonight for dinner I’m baking a tortilla pie. It’s not as fattening as it sounds, I swear!!
*Mexican bakery (for the white folks reading this blog)