Yesterday was a monumentous day on Good Day Columbus, as I came face-to-face with my nutrition reality. I have realized that I can’t eat and drink everything I want and sporadically exercise if I don’t want to end up one day having medics cut me out of my house! Sure, I could make the case for hormones, and middleage, and my busy/crazy work schedule, blah blah blah, but when it is all said and done, I think the real issue is accountability and re-learning what I thought had become second nature! Not so much!!!
I have a great nutritionist, Alexis Joseph, Director of Nutrition and Communication at Alchemy Juice Bar & Cafe. She has her own blog too:
During my introduction to her via email, here is what I summarized as my issues:
Alexis, here are my issues and goals:
Issue 1—I am a woman who is middle-aged and what used to not be a problem to eat and drink, apparently is!
Issue 2—I am now suddenly officially middle-aged! Dagnabbit! …Do you see a theme???
Issue 3—I do most of my business meetings over lunch or dinner therefore…food and drink somehow invade my body!
Issue 4—I used to be a college athlete and have always loved to work out! Now, I run my own company, have a radio show and host 2 television programs, so… the more I am sidelined by business, the less time for me and fewer workouts I do!
Issue 5—I had blood work done last fall and I had cholesterol that was not officially high yet, but on the high-side of the normal range. A few family members have high cholesterol, so I want to avoid that.
Issue 6—I LOVE horrible food like mexican food! I am a starch eater. I could pass up a dessert any day, but throw a potato my way and watch your fingers!
Issue 7—I have a glass of wine practically everyday. It’s how I unwind…or unWINED!
Thankfully, in response, Alexis didn’t set out to deprive me or deny me, and she is working within my likes and dislikes to teach me how to modify and substitute. I am logging what I eat and will go from there, I also just made friends with my treadmill again. (We had a falling out recently!)
So here we go! I am going to NYC for a little visit, but I will walk a lot, I plan to jog in Central Park a couple times, and I will try to watch what I am sacrificing to my pie-hole throughout the weekend.
I will share my tips and hints as we go!
Keep checking in to see if I can get back in my Daisy Dukes by Spring! (Who am I kidding—NO One needs to see that!)