Working on the Nutrition
Ian pointed something out to me a couple of weeks ago, which has helped to move the scale, and make me feel better. He cautioned his statements, by making it clear to me that it’s possible the scale will temporarily head in the other direction. It has moved upward a couple of pounds yet it’s nothing that would cause concern or make my head want to implode.
During this same conversation he told me it was necessary for me to approach my nutrition the same way I approach my workouts. An idea that was planted two weeks ago, and is now only starting to sink in, my melon like cranium is clearly of a thicker gauge of bone, and my ear canal apparently deflects sound in a manner that causes thoughts to dissipate before reaching my cortex.
I broke up with food not too long ago (click here for that post), it was an end to using food as a means to satisfy or pacify my emotional swings. Which is why today I feel strange as a newly food neutral guy, trying to redefine what food means to me, and reshaping my habits and approach to how I eat in general.
For most people who don’t have issues with weight, or body composition this notion of trying to figure out portion control, or volume of food one should could consume, it’s innate for most people, but for the unfortunate minority (which is unfortunately becoming a majority) the dynamic between food, body, and mind is impossible to resolve.
For the most part I have been eating a Paleo Diet since October, with my lunch and dinner delivered via Catalyst Meals to PCF. I read Robb Wolfs book and found it informative, and the book is the main reason I decided to head into the Paleo lifestyle. On the rare occasion I’ve had a taste of bread, or rice (give me a break I’m Asian), or any refined sugars. In each circumstance it’s always been an Amuse-bouche size morsel of food, a good deal of the time it was eaten in order to recall if it was as good as I my memory holds it.
I do have to say of all the things that I no longer choose to eat that ice cream is the heroine that could take this guy back on the road to Sumo. Fortunately ice cream isn’t an acceptable form of daily substance, or I might be on a plane to Japan to start my new life as the American Yokozuna.
What’s the point of all of this rambling you ask?
Starting yesterday I have really started to look for reputable resources on nutrition. I will continue to eat the Paleo Diet, but I want to learn more about how food affects the body, and how different types of consumption during specific times can change, increase, or hinder my weight loss.
As this is not a fucking journey…I hate this idea and I think it should be abolished from the English language when referencing weight loss, or body transformation. It’s the kind of touchy feely shit that keeps people in their comfort zones, and ultimately puts them back on the “Journey” to being fat again.
This is not a fucking journey, if it was it would end. If your ultimate goal is to lose weight, then go back to your life of eating shit, not sleeping, not working out, then please stay on your journey.
I’m involved in a personal evolution. This is as Darwinian as you can get, creationist eat my stinky poop after I’ve eaten a dozen hardboiled eggs, evolution is real, and it is happening before my own eyes. I have no choice but to evolve the way I live my life, and who I am as a person, otherwise this adaptation to poor health is going to last.
Back from my angry tirade, the point of today is I need to learn more about nutrition, and understand what I need to put into my mouth in order to maintain the present arc of work, and make progress towards my long term goals.
I am going to pursue the nutritional aspects of my evolution like I do the workouts, this the AMRAP of my life, so I have to treat it as such.
End boring rant here…
June 1 – 10 2012 anyone want to go with me?
I want to work up to being able to handle these workouts.
Article on attitude, here's a snipet:
"A bad attitude or unsettled mind destroys focus but our definition of a bad attitude doesn't necessarily bear semblance to general usage of the term. Rage, despair, insecurity and a host of other psychological issues can drive an athlete to work harder. The bad attitude is the one that prevents the athlete from realizing his or her desires, or the state of mind that an individual refuses to accept.
A "good" attitude allows and spurs the athlete to conceive and achieve a goal. Such a psychological state does not have to be positive or balanced; personal torment has inspired great efforts. Confusion and questioning, anger and doubt may be fountains of creativity and initiative. What an individual finds dissatisfactory about him or herself is often the bridge to something greater. When combined with the self-discipline required to maintain momentum any motivating state of mind can produce an astounding work of art and action."