27. August 2014 by swissfitchick
I need to steal the idea from one of my favorite blends and do a post about pet peeves. I have some good ones in mind, pimped with a ton of sarcasm of course. Top one? Vacuum-Cleaning. WHY, please, WHY and WHO the fuck invented this THING?? It crashes my heels, it wrecks my door frames, and when the stupid tube gets all twisted, it starts to howl like a pack of wolves and scares the shit out of me. Not to mention that when I pull real hard (stop hearing a sexual innuendo here, you Babes) to unravel that silly beast, the whole damn machine turns around on its back like a bug crying for help. Seriously.
I think I just need a cat, this machine and a shark costume. It would make my life a lot easier and a LOT more fun. I am in tears.
That’s that. Now on to today’s ACTUAL subject.
So, it’s been a while since I updated you on my nutrition plan/routine. Since I made a post about how I train and how my schedule looks like, I wanted to give you an insight about my eats as well.
As you may know, I started mid May to work with Lean Bodies Consulting. I still do – and I love it.
Cause – there is a bane when it comes to nutrition:
1. I am lazy
2. I am a bottomless pit
3. I get bored easily (not only by food…..)
4. I am addicted to Almond Butter, Champagne and Chocolate
Ok. So what happens is, that I have to make a decision. I can decide that I indulge on my addictions daily – and if I do that, we know I can not consume it in moderation, no, I consume it in massive amounts, so I feel sick afterwards. I wouldn’t perform very well in my trainings and I would probably look more whale-y. Not the best idea or let’s just say that would suck – especially the part when my bloated belly would pound on the floor while doing burpees. Holy shit.
So yes, I have fitness goals and I have a certain idea on how I want to look like – so therefore I eat. I have muscles I want to grow, I have sportive ambitions I want to satisfy. This means, I want to commit to a meal plan that gives me these exact benefits. What I don’t want to miss is the pleasure of good food, the enjoyment and to be able to eat foods I love.
The way I eat now allows me to exactly do that. Eat to perform, eat to be lean and eat happy. Yes, there are days when I want to eat all the chocolate and drink all the booze. And sometimes I do just that. But seriously – most of the time it is a bad idea, cause I just feel so shitty after – talk about 9 months pregnant, sugar coma, pulsing belly and other sweet reactions of my body you may not want to know. Did I mention bags under my eyes and swollen fingers? And flatulence. Ok, now you know anyway. Sorry.
Don’t you love fart jokes? I know you do. I do.
How does it work (not the flatulence but the meal plan, gosh) ? I eat a LOT. So the bane of being a bottomless pit is solved with that – I am never hungry after or in between my meals. It is a bodybuilding kind of eating with postworkout shakes an’ all. I eat a lot of carbs on my training days. I eat a lot of fat on my off days. I eat Almond Butter daily. I enjoy foods that are not on plan about 1-2 times a week. The plan is designed for me individually, so clearly, it works for ME and maybe not for someone else. I have exact amounts and foods on my plan, but LBC offers a Food Calculator, with which you can sub your protein or your fat or your carb with something else you crave. So for example, instead of stuffing my face with tons of Sweet Potatoes all week (although I NEVER get sick of my SP wedges), I could do wraps, white potatoes, rice cakes (aka cardboard – some like it, I do, yes), quinoa – you name it. This offers a huge variety and makes it super easy to create new combos and still stay in the frame of the plan.
And no, I STILL have no effing clue how to take back selfies. Or were you interested in my lip balm and creams and toothbrush?? #WTF?!
Why a plan? Cause I am lazy. But I have goals, and I hate to think about what I need to eat to reach them. Damn, I spent half of my freaking life thinking about FOOD and if I should/shouldn’t eat this or that – I am SO over that. That’s why I let someone else do this work for me. My coach is my brain, he makes the plan, I convert it. I don’t think, I just do it. It’s easy and perfect for me. Also, the meals are simple which is even better for this lazy bitch of me. And still, with the variety, I can eat what I love.
Now you may have noticed that in the last few weeks I was drinking quite a bit, I went out a lot and I let loose about the plan at least on the weekends. That is totally fine and I enjoyed every bit of it, I didn’t feel guilty or frustrated. It’s always MY decision on what I eat, so why should I be frustrated. The feeling of guilt doesn’t really exist anymore in my mind when it comes to food. When I feel that something doesn’t make me feel good, mentally or physically, I don’t eat it. Ok, that’s not entirely true. As said, sometimes I eat 30 sugar covered almonds in one night and I walk around like an over pregnant woman the next day. This happens. But I try to limit these exaggerations if possible.
These are phases. Phases when I tend to eat/drink more ‘off plan’ and phases when I strictly go for it. I pretty much feel when I want to do what and what my body needs. After these weeks of more booze/sugar (which was NICE), I feel like cutting back on it. Again, it is a decision and it will become habit. It’s all about creating those habits, those routines. Meal Prep? I don’t even think about it, it just happens. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks. It’s an automatism meanwhile and it goes SO quick – there is just no such thing like ‘I don’t have time’. Choosing a healthy option at a restaurant – a habit. Not drinking wine with dinner – a habit. Going for 3 glasses of champagne before dinner – a habit. 🙂 Yeah, I love it. And no, I don’t miss out on anything. There is no one who makes rules for me. I have my own, and I create them in a way that I can live by effortlessly and still reach my goals. It works for me.
It happens in my mind. It is ALL in the mind, if you ask me. This is another subject for another post, but believe me – your actions reflect your mind. Work on your mindset and you can achieve anything.
I am bingefree. Since December 2013. Completely.
What food do you want to eat daily?
Do you like Vaccum Cleaning?
Do you like ricecakes/cardboard?