I'm constantly justifying the horrible things that I'm eating; I just ran so I deserve this, I refuse to deprive myself, etc etc. It wasn't until recently that I listened to myself saying this nonsense and realized how ridiculous it is.
My husband has also wanted to make a lot of changes over the past several months, but he depends on me since I do the shopping and the meal preparation and his lunch packing for work. For many reasons, this change is important for him now.
I'm about halfway through my marathon training, and it has really brought about some changes. I guess running over the past two years has slowly brought about the changes and awareness, but marathon training has kicked it up a notch. I think marathon training has forced me out of hiding. It's made me realize that I can do better and be better.
Today is the start of a 21 Day Challenge for my husband and I. We are going to detox our body of all the shit we've been putting into it. We are going to try to clear our bodies and minds of all the sugar and processed shit that we've convinced ourselves are delicious and satisfying.
I am SO excited. I am SO excited to feel better. I'm SO excited to see the physical and mental changes. Truthfully, this is going to be super challenging for me. I will be whiny, cranky, and miserable. I really believe that it's necessary though. My body and mind are begging for this.
My hope is that this will also give my confidence a little boost heading into the the marathon. I am starting to believe that I can do the 42.2k, but this will hopefully help me believe I can do it with a bit more strength and speed.
If anyone has any tips, recipes, or resources please pass them along.