This was a tough week. Let’s just say, if I were on The Biggest Loser, my teammates would shun me.
The issue is discipline. I still ate dessert, appetizers, bread, bread from my daughters’ plates. I also continued to drink (socially). Although my drinking made me more social, which led to more drinking…
The only good news is that I began eating harveys. I ate them in the car, at home, sometimes conspicuously at meetings; but the harveys allowed me to reduce any other snacking I might want.
I need a role model.
Russ Marchewka, a professional beach volleyball player and health, nutrition and green living advocate (check out his blog: www.worldhealthub.com/blog/about-2-2/ ) met me for coffee (he had tea) at Starbucks off the 405 and Artesia Blvd. I’ll keep his advice simple, to make it easier to adapt into my lifestyle, so here are the two points:
- Keep a pair of 10-15 lb. dumbells under my office desk. Once an hour, hammer out 10 reps of curls, and shoulder presses. That’s maybe 5 minutes in all – and it’s easy enough, I don’t sweat. It may not seem like much, but I’ve done it for three days, and notice the difference.
- Add coconut oil to my harvey smoothies. Until now, I’ve only eaten harvey from the pouch, but he suggested: a blender; two harveys (mango, with blueberry or banana strawberry); chia seeds and one cup of rice protein and a teaspoon of coconut oil. He does this and said he’s not hungry for five hours. I’ll start this next week.