fitness, health

Food Does Not Control Me

Food does not control me, or something like that. That is what I am trying to tell myself these days. I was doing so good with the whole grain free, dairy free, no processed shit kick that I was on. And when I let off a little so I could enjoy our beach trip, then my birthday, and well you know….life…I slowly started retreating back to old habits.

A bag of M&M’s somehow got in to my cart the past two weeks. Surely I wasn’t the one who put them in there, right?? A handful here and there, they don’t count. It’s not an entire serving. A frappucino because it is Tuesday and I hate Tuesdays? Why not!

Yeah, that’s what I am talking about. Those little choices that I used to not even be tempted by during the week are back and I am putting an end to them right now. Or well, after I finish the rest of these M&M’s I have.

Last week I confessed that I was able to purchase a pair of jeans in a smaller size. That was a great feeling. I rode that high for a week. Then yesterday I grabbed a pair of jeans by accident out of a stack of clothes that used to fit not because I was in a hurry. I literately threw them on and ran out the door. All day yesterday I was miserable, they were tight and uncomfortable at the waist. And the thing is, the legs and butt fit. Damn you eating!!! I thought to myself, yeah Nadine…eat some more of those M&M’s. A fat lot of good they are doing you.

The holiday season is quickly approaching. It is time to get back on track before it gets too out of hand! I want to be able to enjoy a slice of apple pie or a cup of hot chocolate during my favorite time of year. I cant enjoy those things if none of my clothes fit!

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I am going to clean up my eating again. This past weekend I didn’t have an ounce of alcohol. That is the first thing I cut because drinking empty calories is the worst. We already have our meals planned out for this week, which aren’t terrible by any means…but two nights are not grain free. So that means starting next week I am going back to grain free during the week. I had so much success with that and I felt awesome when I was doing it. Why would I not want to feel awesome?

I also plan on cutting back down to just two cheat meals on the weekends. No mindless snacking on tortilla chips and salsa. No Whataburger at 10pm just because stops. Nada.

As far as work outs go, I have been getting up and working out every day. But besides the days that I run, I am not really pushing myself. I need to be giving my all and then some. every. single. workout. What’s the point of waking up at 4:30am if I am not giving my all? Back to structured weight training instead of free styling it like I have been doing.

So who is with me? Who is taking back control before the holidays?

For those of you who need some encouraging words…

Ok, this is one of those quotes that actually might get me to the gym.:

Zero excuses.:

Sometimes I don't need the gentle reminder. What I need is swift kick in the ass.

#motivation #fitfam #fitness:

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  • Reply laura October 27, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I so needed to read this this morning — you know I think you look fabulous, but it’s all about how you feel. I’ve started running again, too, just started yesterday, and was embarrassed by how tired I was after ten minutes. I’m with you on this — LET’S DO IT!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista October 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Love all this inspiration! And this weekend I didn’t have any alcohol either (aside from a few sips of spiced wine), and I felt awesome on Monday. Get it gurlie and rock those jeans <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Alison October 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I am with you! I’m in between training cycles, and with the holidays approaching, I know I need to jump on the healthy food/portion control band wagon NOW. I’ve gone back to counting my calories strictly, and I signed up for to give myself a little monetary incentive to lose the weight too. Best of luck to you!

  • Reply Jessi October 27, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Let’s do it! We were great for a few weeks, then one night of drinking turned into Taco Bell which turned into “what diet?” Let’s kick this Fall’s butt!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I hear you loud and clear!! I have NO business posting another can’t eat just one pumpkin cookie recipe today. I’m good in my exercising but when I Ingest doughnuts and greasy cheeseburgers 2 days in a row, what am I thinking? Like you said CONTROL and maybe just one pumpkin cookie and 5 m & m’s!!! Yeah right!! lol. I’m gonna try though cause I feel better eating cleaner!!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I am right here with you and so glad you posted this today! I’ve been working out every day, too, but it’s the time of year where I eat terribly: pumpkin everything, sweets, beer, pasta, all the bad things. I’m back on a bad track again, too, and I don’t need it to get out of control. Thanks for the inspiration! We’ve got this!

  • Reply Tania // Run to Radiance October 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I feel you girl! I find that for me, it’s easier just to stay away from sugar completely. I very rarely eat it because once i start it’s so hard to stop! I have heard it’s been scientifically proven to be addictive! :O

  • Reply LIsa October 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I found you because of the training linkup but I definitely needed to see those motivational posts. I’ll be stopping by a little more often because I’m trying to get on track with eating better as well ! Also, I really want M&M’s. If we share, does that count as cutting back ?

  • Reply Stephanie October 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I need to be with you! I do really well when I just have cheat saturdays, but I’ve been majorly missing the boat on that lately. I’ll get back on the wagon with you.
    Even though I just ate a bagel.

  • Reply Katie @Runningwithwine October 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Its such a good idea to get food under control BEFORE the holidays! I think you have a great plan in place, cheat meals are important! Keep working hard, you can do it! I’ll try to clean up my eating along side you!

  • Reply Teh Megan October 27, 2015 at 10:23 am

    My biggest problem is that when I tell myself NO, I want the things I “can’t” have even more. For instance, I don’t usually drink. You tell me no alcohol and I’m like a fish in water with alcohol. Same for bread. I did tell Teh German I would do the next paleo challenge with him next year, but that it better be finished by Feb since that’s birthday month and I plan on giving zero fucks about food/calories/fatness.

    I feel better when I don’t eat certain things, which makes me sad since those things are delicious, but for me it’s mostly about portion control. Mr. Scrooge used to make our plates for dinner and I’d have exactly the same amount of food as him (he was a foot taller than me) and I’d eat the whole plate! I was happy to cut back after moving out. Now I’ll have half of a pork chop and a shit ton of veggies and I feel like that is better than a whole pork chop and some veggies. If I’m still hungry, I’ll have more protein, but usually I’m not.

  • Reply Erin LFF October 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    YES girl! I needed to hear this today, too! I’ve been slowly making strides in the right direction- but kinda’ like you said… why not go full out?! If I’m gonna try, I wanna give it my all! Ready to feel strong and lean and healthy with ya! 🙂

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter October 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I keep waiting for fat to be a thing. Like many many years ago when fatness was a positive because it showed off how wealthy and well-fed you were. Let’s do that again!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

    YOU CAN DO THIS!!! i feel awful physically when i don’t eat clean; it’s not the mental aspect as much anymore as it is physical so i know that my body responds best when eating clean and zero grains. after my vacay and (forced) grain-filled eating, i could not wait to get back to my kitchen and eat what i normally eat and now i feel so much better.

    you can put your mind to anything you want!! YOU GOT THIS!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    My stomach fat is showing the evidence of eating my feelings. I need to be more balanced.

  • Reply alyssa October 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    You got this! It’s definitely a great idea to get on track and take control and be where you want to be before the holidays and all their temptations come around. I know you can do this. And I love those motivational words you included. So good!

  • Reply Deborah October 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I’m definitely with you, Nadine!! You can do this!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I haven’t talked about it much and won’t talk about it until it’s over, but I’m actively working on losing weight. It’s a need I’ve put off for way too long and I figure watching myself over the next 6-8 months to achieve my goal is better than spending the next 6-8 months hating how I look. And I’m not doing it for anyone except me. I’m not happy. Therefore I must change it.

    While I don’t think I’ll ever get up at 4:45 AM like you do, I definitely have a plan to wake up early throughout the month of November to get in my exercising (mostly because of NaNo and I need to figure out a way to do both). There’s a FB group I belong to that has a 5AM club and they check in with each other to make sure they’re up and they motivate each other (there’s also a nightowl one but nope on that). We should set up a similar group for bloggers.

  • Reply Heather H October 27, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Love this post 🙂 I always feel best when I get my morning workout in, especially in the darker months of the year…so that is my November goal! AM workouts at home before work 4/5 days of the work week!! 🙂 Let’s all keep each other accountable 🙂 great post!!!

  • Reply kristen October 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Why would I not want to feel awesome? – YES. all the yes. so true!
    seriously, do not want it to get out of hand, which it will over the holidays. we can do it girl!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo October 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Yes to all these things! I was doing SO good with the Whole30 thing and then I let it slip, and then slip some more, and then it’s meat lovers pizza and cheesy twists with 5 chocolaty beers on a Friday night. Ooops! Things have gotten out of hand and I NEED to get it back on track. I keep saying next week… maybe next week will be the week! At least until Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Runwright October 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Great post and trust me, we’re in the same boat.
    Last week, I weighed myself and was shocked at what has crept up since i haven’t been paying attention.
    I’ve been forced to reevaluate the way I’m doing with my goals and take some more drastic measures this week. I’m with you. I need to get rid of this extra weight asap too, not so I can eat more at the holidays but just because I want to be my best self. Check out my post here.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent October 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Preach it…. get it in check before thr holiday storm of food hits

  • Reply Mattie October 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Girl YES. I have been eating horribly. First going out because family was in town for the wedding…then I just never got back on track, then my birthday…ugh. When you mentioned the holidays I just got major anxiety. I am horrible with self control around food. I need to clean up my act too!

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA October 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Oh I hear you on the M&Ms, eek! I mean, they were ON CLEARANCE and I didn’t care if they were patriotic I was just going to eat them! My clothes are definitely tighter and I know how to get rid of that stomach it really just is a lot of work that I haven’t been interested in working toward until I remember I have to put on those pants! We can do this!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    You go girl! You can do this! The holiday season brings so many temptations so it’s good to start preparing from now!

  • Reply Tracy October 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    It’s great that you recognize what you need to do before it becomes a serious problem. You’ve gotten a handle on this before and you can do it again! I think we all deserve a little break every now and then or we’ll go crazy, but being able to know when enough is enough is big, and not an easy thing to do!

  • Reply jackie October 27, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    it can be so easy to get off of track but good for you for getting back on track. i know it’s going to be tough with the holidays coming up so i’m tryyyyying to stop eating candy constantly oops.

  • Reply Amanda October 27, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Totally agree with you on drinking your calories… absolute WORST. That’s why I’m so hooked on Coke Zero, lol It’s still not great but it’s better than all the sugar and calories!!! I’ve been making more of an effort lately and I think I’m starting to finally get in the healthy habits again, thank God. The struggle is real.

  • Reply Joey October 28, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I’m so proud of your commitment friend. You’ve got this!

  • Reply Katie October 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    You can do this! You are strong and have done it before, you can do it again and again, no matter how many times you fall off the wagon. I know how hard it is…how easy those drinks and treats sneak into your hands and become daily habits, but habits can be broken and replaced…do it girl!

  • Reply Jackie October 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve started to count/track calories again in MyFitnessPal. It’s just so easy for me to mindlessly eat. Oh this candy bar has 200 calories? 200 calories isn’t that terrible! Well it is when you have a gyro, fries, and soda. I big thing for me is to not grab takeout after work. I’m just too unmotivated to cook, but I’m doing better.

  • Reply Kerry November 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I am with you my pants have been fitting tighter with all the stress I’ve been under lately. Let’s do this!

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