Lets face it, I’d much rather run for an hour every day than care about what I eat… am I alone in that? But when I come home and eat a bunch of crap, I don’t feel like getting up in the morning for my run. Or doing it when I get home from work.
In general, I feel gross when I eat great for a while and then eat not so great. I was recently asked how to stick to a diet in order to supplement a really disciplined workout routine. This girl was wondering how to have the same discipline in the kitchen as she does in the gym.
My words to her: You are doing great in the gym! You’ve built amazing discipline to be there when planned, work out to the max, and sweat through every thing you’re wearing! The problem isn’t discipline, it’s that you haven’t put as much thought into your meals as you have your workouts. Once you’re doing well with your workouts, add on healthy meal planning.
This is actually one of the things that I do when I run. I’m on the road, endorphins are high, and I’m more likely to plan healthy, filling meals. I plan my grocery list (the hard part is getting it down on paper) and my meals for the day/weekend.
Just in case anyone out there is thinking that I’m a Nazi, I bought these super yummy awesome chocolate mint marshmallows for our camping trip this weekend… My justification is as follows: We are roasting these little guys instead of having s’mores. Which is healthier… right? (This was not justified while on a run).