Friday, May 31, 2013
A Few Quick Notes...Down With Sugar
As we get closer to summer I would like to share a few things. #1....I'm getting stronger still, which is always a good thing. I'm up to 345 lbs on my deadlift (4x) after starting at 135 lbs. last May. #2...sugars kill me, and if I stay away from them, I'm fine. When I indulge, it leads to other bad decisions...that's the way I am. At some point, I'm going to have to make a long term decision on what I will and will not stick to from a diet standpoint. I eliminated alcohol a few years ago, and my success skyrocketed. I've been hovering around the 189-193 lb range and have had muscle gain, but I'm ready to really dig deep and see what I am capable of achieving. I plan on checking back in at the end of July to give you some updated photos. I think you'll notice muscle gain for sure, but I'm still struggling with a cleaner diet. I embraced the idea of "anything goes", and I think it's a great concept. The problem is, anything should not be in my vocabulary if I want to continue to have long term success. Alcohol I don't miss. Hopefully, my next post will state that I don't miss sugars. I'll keep you posted.....but remember, this journey started when I validated my insulin issues at the doctor. Sometimes, starting a new job, working hard and progressing your career causes you to lose focus. Why would I continue to put things in my body that are causing it harm long term, just for a few seconds of instant gratification? I'm not saying I'm never going to enjoy foods, it's going to be difficult for me to stay on track if I allow certain foods to remain in my life. It starts now, alcohol has been gone....sugar, you're next....I have to remember what led me here in the first place.