I’m not as #paleo as I used to be.
The photo taken above (I’m on the left) was on vacation in January 2013, when even on vacation I avoided carbs like the plague. I had a few rum punches, don’t get me wrong (proof above) but in a general sense - I was killing it.
My friend Joanna (pictured with me) was doing a 30-day Paleo challenge at the time, so that helped considerably. I’ve found that surrounding yourself with positive influences is key.
Exhibit #2 is fron Hawaii in August 2012. (I’m second from the right.) It was a few days before my wedding, and thanks to the natural pressures weddings give to women - I stayed extremely strict to my diet. I had to rock that dress, after all. I felt amazing on this day, after wrapping a killer surf lesson which, for the record, I sucked at.
Today is different.
Today I’m reflecting on the last month and realizing I’ve lost a lot of momentum. And I’m embarrassed by it.
The stresses of running my company are getting to me more than ever and I find myself rushing out of the house without a proper breakfast, a packed lunch or snacks for the day.
The pressure to spend time with friends and participate in events is causing me to skip days at the gym.
I’m drinking way too much wine (…but it’s sooo good…) and as a result, I’m making poor food choices and finding myself not sleeping as well as I usually do.
My jeans are extremely tight. I wore sweatpants to the office today.
This terrible balancing act has to stop, and it will stop.
I am tired of starting over.