Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eating clean

It's been a week now that I am trying to eat clean and keep an exercise routine.
Most of the times I am really hungry.
I don't really know how I did it the last times. I really don't know how to keep my mind off food.
One thing that gets on my nerves is that I have to carry my food to work.
I just hate all this plastic bowls and the fact that I HAVE to eat at specific hours.
What made me reach the weight I am now is the fact that I had not been eating almost anything during the day and when I got back home late in the evening, I ate everything I could find!

All these years at the gym have made the difference and I do not have so much fat in my body, but still, eating clean makes the difference. Exercise is important but not that much important at the stage I am now.
I am keeping a light aerobic programme with spinning at least 4 times a week and next week I am taking up running ( I hope).

1 kg down... 7 to go....
Keep going.... Keep trying...
To be continued....

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New beginnings...

(I know that some people will say that there are really greater problems in the world right now and this series of posts is not for them)

I guess it's time...
People who know me, know that I have not been myself lately.
And I recognize that you cannot have everything going your way.
A few years back, still a freelancer controlling my own work, with no particular cares, I decided to do something for myself. I started a healthy nutrition, I practically lived at the gym. I did not have any normal clothes, just tracksuits, shorts and trainers.
I had a personal trainer or two or three and a specialist who told me what to eat. I had no time problems. I controlled when to work, when to eat.
I made it... I transformed myself.

But things are not always easy.
There came a time that I could not make it anymore.
I had to work more and be the main provider of my household.
I worked 12-13 hours a day. I am not complaining, I love my work.
But I "landed" on the real world. Where people do not care about their figures and muscles.
Where people do not have the time to actually go to the gym.
When you come home at 11 o'clock and you haven't seen your kid since 7 am in the morning.
When you are dead tired and you have to clean, cook and prepare yourself for the next day at work. Being a teacher is not that easy since you have to learn new things every day in order to teach. And in my new job, although I love it, I just have to sit on a desk all day. No normal eating times.
No movement (being a kinesthetic person, this is killing me!)
No time. No time for the gym.
No personal trainer. Believe me ... it makes a difference.
So I gained weight. For me 8kg is A LOT!!! No matter if people are telling me I am ok.
I feel bad...
Too bad. My clothes do not fit me anymore. I don't really care when people tell me I have normal weight.
I am too ashamed to go out.
It is the middle of the summer and I have not been to the beach, yet. It is boiling hot. I stay at home.
I know what my problem is. I know how to fight it.
No self-discipline. A very bad mood. A loss of will.
I took the decision to go to a nutritionist. A person who will guide me through this.
I have done it before in more pleasant conditions but I will try again.
I decided to document this journey with tips and tricks and mostly feelings about what I am doing.
Hope to have some encouragement and people who are willing to share their journey with me.

To be continued....

Friday, July 24, 2015

Έφτασε η ώρα της αλήθειας...

Μετά από έναν πολύ κουραστικό χειμώνα με καθόλου προσωπικό χρόνο και πολύωρη καθιστική δουλειά, ήρθε η στιγμή της αλήθειας.
Έχω χάσει τη φόρμα μου.
Και νιώθω ΠΟΛΥ άσχημα που πλέον έχω ανέβει νούμερο στα ρούχα μου και έχω χάσεικαι τον κοιλιακό. Και δεν μπορώ να πηγαίνω 2 ώρες τη μέρα γυμναστήριο και να έχω personal trainer και διατροφολόγο κάθε μέρα πάνω από το κεφάλι μου....
Νιώθω τόσο άσχημα που δεν έχω πάει ουτε καν μια φορά θάλασσα φέτος.
Όχι ότι μ αρέσει η θάλασσα... απλά δεν αντέχω τον εαυτό μου... Και ας μου λένε οι άλλοι ότι φαίνομαι φυσιολογική. Εγώ το ξέρω ότι δεν είμαι όπως ήμουν....
Το θέμα είναι να το πάρεις απόφαση....
Κια αφού το πάρεις απόφαση να συμβουλευτείς ειδικό.... Ειδικά εγώ που δεν έχω και πολλή πειθαρχία σ'αυτά τα θέματα...
Και πήγα...
Αφού έκανα μετρήσεις, ζύγισμα, λιπομέτρηση, ανακάλυψα ότι τελικά όντως δεν είμαι τόσο χάλια εσωτερικά από ότι νόμιζα....
Κι όμως το βάρος μου είναι περισσότερο μυική μάζα από ότι λίπος... Οκ χρειάζομαι βελτίωση αλλά όχι τοσο όσο νόμιζα... Τελικά τα τόσα χρόνια γυμναστηρίου και σκληρής προπόνησης έχουν αποδώσει ακόμα και σε καιρούς αδράνειας...

Το θέμα είναι ότι:
  • Δεν έχω καλή ψυχολογία 
  • Δεν έχω χρόνο να πάω γυμναστήριο που τόσο το αγαπάω 
  • Πεινάω... ενώ όσες φορές έκανα δίαιτα διατροφή, έτρωγα λιγότερο και δεν πεινούσα
  • Είναι πολύ σπαστικό να κουβαλάω ταπεράκια στη δουλειά
  • Δεν έχω ενέργεια (όχι λόγω δίατας αλλά λόγω ψυχολογίας)
Οπως και να 'χει το προσπαθώ.... Δε νομίζω να πετύχω το στόχο μου αυτή τη φορά αλλα τουλάχιστον το παλέυω!