Like many thousands of millions of people who own one, I love my smartphone. It’s with me at all times and I’d be lost without it.
I text, I’m on social media, I’m writing new blogs, I even *GASP* talk on it, I stream a local morning show, I listen to my Rdio playlist while perusing Facebook. And, of course, games! Lots and lots of games….
My nose is buried in my phone when I’m sitting, when I’m taking a break at work, when I’m home – but not when I’m driving (no, really, it’s not), or when I’m walking outside, especially walking outside at night … like the man who just walked past my building. He was walking pretty fast, but didn’t look up once from his phone. He was in an electronic trance.
See the problem?
For me, eating clean goes something like this: Try, try, try, attempt, try, take a weekend off, feel guilt, prepare to try again … and repeat.
It’s Monday and I’m trying again. I’ve lost track of the number of Mondays I’ve tried again.
So what is this eating clean stuff? It’s eating more veggies and some fruit, proteins such as low-fat meat and healthy oils. It also means eating a helluva lot less sugar and staying away from processed foods. Sounds easy doesn’t it. Well, it’s not. Not for me, anyway.
The older you get, the harder this gets – I won’t sugarcoat it and say this is a challenge, this shit’s hard.
In my 20s and 30s, my metabolism was in hyperdrive.
It. Was. AWESOME.
I could eat a pint of ice cream and burn off with just 30 minutes of cardio. At 39, everything changed. I sensed it was slowing down, but I was in denial for a long time after. Today, it doesn’t seem to matter what I eat, healthy or not, I couldn’t burn it off if I were on an elliptical machine for 24 hours straight. I’ve considered starvation, but with me being hypoglycemic, that’s not gonna work too well.