Monday, January 31, 2011

Change

 I talk a lot about it on here. Probably because it's the only thing that is constant. Change is inevitable. And it keeps happening, whether we like it or not.

Things change for the better. And for the worse.

Over the last three weeks, I've changed my diet. And as skeptical as others were (and admittedly, as I was), it actually had a vast impact on me. On a cleanse, it is virtually impossible to snack. I snack a lot. Or I used to. It would be a chocolate passing a coworkers desk. Or a bag of (seemingly healthy) sunchips. Now, no more! Now, snacking is a piece of fruit. Or some veggies. But mostly, it just doesn't occur.

I'm finally to the point when I don't even miss coffee. There are no lulls in the mid-morning when I feel I need a jolt of caffeine. When I have lunch, I don't need a diet soda. I crave water. And the cravings...you know those that make you think you want a piece of chocolate after lunch? Gone!

The best part is, I got in about 18 hours of training last week. And I didn't feel overly tired or overly sore. And my legs didn't swell. I haven't had preservatives in three weeks. I feel like a new person. My runs have gotten easier. I've lost a few pounds. And I sleep through the night (except for one night when I dreamt I was pregnant...don't ask).

Another change...I have zero discontent in my life right now. I mean, yes, I wish the weather were nice. And I wish the sun was shining every day. And I wish I could go out and run in shorts and ride outside...but, life, in general, is pretty damn awesome.

I absolutely love my job. It's great to be surrounded by people who appreciate what you do and the tie you put in.

I'm also working one day a week at the bike shop. And as slow as it's been through the winter, I love that place (even though it almost burned to the ground on Saturday) and the people I work with.

I have a great team. An amazing family. And incredible friends.

I could have said this all six months ago, but there would've been a hesitancy about it all. Today, it's genuine. Training is going fabulously. And I love my modest life. Even if Saturday evening only consists of grocery shopping and going to bed early.

Everything really does happen for a reason. And sometimes, we just have to get through some shit to see that reality.

8 comments:

Christi said...

"but, life, in general, is pretty damn awesome."

That is so great to hear! I am very happy for youl

Jennifer Harrison said...

YEAH ! What a nice post - glad you are feeling so well and doing super!:)

Signifying Nothing said...

This all sounds wonderful! Congratulations on kicking the coffee. I hope you continue being kind to yourself. Living with zero discontent is an incredible feat.

Matty O said...

I hate cleanses... I never even believed that they work. I think all they did was give me the two weeks without sugars and made me not miss them haha.

Glad you have things figured out and found a balance in your life. That is key. I still can't find mine yet. Hopefully in the next couple months things click.

Only about 2 more months of this crap then we will be outside in the sun :)

zencycle said...

re: diet - I'm happy to admit I was wrong.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Its good to hear life is going well for you

Carolina John said...

Cool! Good job on the cleanse. and I'm glad you're enjoying the new job and the bike shop!

Mike said...

Hi. I tagged you for an award.