So I started the paleo lifestyle about two months ago and have loved it. Have cut caffeine almost entirely out of my life (no more headaches and I sleep better - yay) plus I've lost about 10 pounds (I need to lose about 40, I am overweight). I have been running and walking about 6 days a week varying from 3 - 5 miles each time (can't afford crossfit). HOWEVER, these last 2 weeks I have been awful, I went home to visit and had pancakes and burgers and sushi and deep dish pizza and all those awful things and now I'm having trouble getting 100% back into it.
I cook dinner every night and take those leftovers for lunch, haven't been eating breakfast if I'm not hungry or eating an egg if I am (I run at night). But I need some kind of something to help me get my a** back in gear, I need that motivation and that push and that initial joy I got. Does anyone have any ideas? I've thought about a 24 hour fast but am afraid I'd binge after that, please give me your suggestions - I need to get back on the wagon fast because I'm taking another trip this weekend and then another next week. Help!
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Tabata - google it, briefly shown that short duration high intensity exercise is way more efficient. combine that with some intermittent fasting like 16/8 and a Paleo diet. Works for me.
Motivation? I use the worst photo of me in my worst state....on the fridge.
I keep PowerCrunch bars around...they're surely are not 'health food' but I find them the best thing for a quick fix.
I have found diet more effective for me than exercise. I'm not a huge fan of running... at ~190 pounds, my opinion is .... running is too hard on the joints. Too many friends & acquaintances with hip or knee replacements in their 40s & 50s. Slower, lower level, longer duration exercise. Young people (like my sons, 30 & 34) may not consider walking "not an exercise" but the human body does not need huge amounts of physical stimulation to "do the right thing'.