You know what else is cheaper than a therapist? The gym! (or the daily walk into nature by the seaside) So it's been 5 months since I first dragged my butt into the gym. The decision was made fairly easy, after thinking about it for a year or two. Or more, I can't really remember.
So everything was going great! Cardio every day, some light weight lifting to wake the muscles up and I immediately started feeling A LOT better! I still do. And although I lost about 6-7 kg until now, I lost a lot of cm around the waist, the hips, the thighs etc. and it actually looks like I lost more kg! Oh the joy and the happiness...
But at some point, close to now actually, I realized how much more I could have lost if I only stopped eating all the unnecessary food that I do. Let me explain.My diet is very close to the Mediterranean diet (I do live after all in a Mediterranean country), so it's all good. I rarely have something fried for example, I prefer grilled food with extra virgin olive oil on top of it, I eat my vegetables with extra virgin olive oil on top of them, I eat fruit and a lot of fish (with extra virgin olive oil on top of them) especially now that it's almost summer time. I love meat and I honestly would rather eat pork every day than anything else, but I clearly don't. Overall, my diet is somehow balanced.
Except when it comes to sweets. GOD DAMN IT I LOVE MY SWEETS!
I normally avoid them for obvious reasons and I don't mind doing so. I don't miss the sweetness when I don't think about it. But when I do think about it for a day, maybe two... let's say I can eat every sweet thing I can find in front of me. If I was "allowed" to eat for example 2 big, white, chocolate bars, I would. If I could just lick the entire whipped-cream-and-cream-cheese-and-sugar bowl (that's the Tiramisu cream), trust me, I would. Easily. Instead, I compromise with something less. Well, thank god!
So, I've come to the conclusion that what I need is a bit more self restraint. Just enough to train my mind and body the basics for a good living. I think I can do that. There's no need for exaggerations that it's 1000% certain that I will regret later on, right? Right.