Today is my rest day from the Hip Hop Abs month long challenge. I have never been one that is really big on organized… well much of anything to be honest about it. But I can say whole hartedly that today I'm missing not having a scheduled workout.
That is something that I would have never said in a million years. So what is different this time? What is it that drives me? I'm not sure that I know how to answer those questions but something that Joe Cross said on a segment of Dr. Oz made me stop and think.
“We spend the first 40 years trying to kill ourselves and the next 40 to to save ourselves.” At least that was the general gist of it. I turned 40 last year so this hit close to home for me. I guess this is me trying to make up for the first 40 where I didn't really care about my body or my health for that matter.
Sure I would go on a diet here and there but none of them ever made any sort of long term changes. Finding out that I have issues with gluten made some of this easy, not that being gluten free has been easy it has been anything but. It cuts out a bunch of my favorite comfort foods, bread being the big one.
It is even deeper then just not being able to have the stuff. I have made so many changes in the last few moths that are healthy I don't know if I could go back to eating the way I did just 2 short months ago. I don't like the way processed food tasted if it not all natural it has a weird taste to it. That is not to say that I don't sometimes still eat stuff in excess but it is a completely different type of food. No I will od on organic strawberries and not cookies.
I know that I may never get to be a size 2 but I am very proud of the fact that I have made all the changes that are leading me to see that I can make positive changes that I can see in the size of clothing that I wear. I was able to buy a few things from Old Navy this weekend that were in the ladies section. I have only ever gotten stuff from the men's things, hoodies and what not.
It really brought it home that my body was changing. I hope that was enough so that I don't pull my normal self sabotage. The few times that I did try proved more difficult, due to the fact that I feel so much better without the gluten, and most of my go to foods are all gluten based.