So…. I had planned to come in here with exciting photos and stories from my first week of 30 Days of Biking, and leave you all aching to join me in this quest. But in reality, although I have been out on my bike every day, most of those days have been uber-cold, can’t wait til it’s over rides. They’ve been perfunctory at best, and definitely not stories that will encourage you to hop on your rusting ten-speed. Hence, I find myself at a bit of a loss today. What to talk about? I think instead of telling you a story, or giving you advice, I’ll ask for your advice instead.
I’m struggling, peeeps. Nutritionally speaking. I’ve been working out like a fiend, I’m probably in the best shape of my life. I’m running, cycling, yoga-ing, lifting. I am also running, cycling, yoga-ing, lifting proof that you can’t out train a bad diet. As my level of activity has increased, so has my hunger. Exponentially. I’m certain I’m eating back everything I’m burning off. And more. And not in fresh fruit and veggies and healthy protein. No. In breads and pastas and and and…chocolate Easter eggs and the like. I don’t even buy candy, but it comes home from school and somehow ends up in my mouth.
It’s obvious to me that I have to do something before all my hard work gets obliterated. But what? Counting calories/points makes me crazy. I’m too old and too wise to blindly throw myself into a new fad diet. But this eating whatever I want then closing my eyes and wishing the calories to magically disappear isn’t working so well.
So tell me, what works for you? Do you calorie count? Or are you higher protein, lower carb? South Beach? Vegan? Low fat? Cabbage soup? Six small meals, or three squares and no snacks? I’m serious here. Please hit me up in the comments, and let’s talk about what works and what doesn’t. I need to choose a direction here, and at the moment I’m flying blind.