How Food is 90% of How You Exercise

Before I head out to yoga, I wanted to discuss nutrition a little bit. It has always been the thing that prevented me from really looking and feeling my best. I admittedly just have a severe lack of discipline when it comes to eating well. I am hoping that with the help of Revolution Fitness, I can finally find that discipline and eat better so that I can see the results I want.

By doctor’s opinion, I am the epitome of perfect health. Numbers are exactly where they should be. That’s great to hear since I feel as though I don’t eat as well as I wish I could. So far working with Jason Reese from RevFit, he’s helped open my eyes to proper dieting as they pertain to the goals I would like to get accomplished.

Starting today, he wants me to keep track of what I eat and when. That way, he’ll be able to take a look at it and see what I may or may not be doing wrong. He says that sometimes it’s not what you eat, but how much and when you eat it. He proposed a reframe in how I should ration my meals and I’ll talk about that in a video tomorrow. In the meantime, I took the liberty of keeping my own food log in the first week and as you’ll be able to see, I have my good days and my not-so-good days.

Tuesday

Breakfast: 2 fried eggs, 3 slices chicken breast, 2 slices wheat bread, glass of milk
Snack: chocolate smoothie (post workout)
Lunch: spaghetti & meatballs
Snack: tomato & mozzarella
Dinner: beef skewers w/peanut butter sauce
Glasses of water: 5
Other drinks: cranberry juice

Wednesday

Breakfast: 4 slices chicken breast, 2 slices of cheese, 2 slices wheat bread
Snack: cheez-its
Lunch: spaghetti & meatballs
Snack: none
Dinner: 2 mini pulled pork sandwiches, quesadilla, fried calamari
Snack: none
Glasses of water: 4
Other drinks: 3 vodka tonics

Thursday

Breakfast: 1 fried egg, 2 slices bologna, fried plantains
Snack: none
Lunch: steak & white rice
Snack: none
Dinner: baked macaroni & cheese, green salad
Snack: none
Glasses of water: 4
Other: 2 vodka tonics

Friday

Breakfast: salmon & white rice
Snack: none
Lunch: steak & white rice
Snack: none
Dinner: burger w/lettuce, tomato & bacon, fries
Snack: none
Glasses of water: 3
Other: vitamin water, vodka tonic, light beer

Saturday

Breakfast: none
Snack: cheez-its
Lunch: 2 cheeseburgers, grilled zuccini
Snack: none
Dinner: lobster
Snack: 2 slices of pizza
Glasses of water: 4
Other drinks: 4 cans of beer, 2 glasses of wine, long island iced tea

We are going to see how things change once Jason can better help me adjust my eating habits and help me reach the goals I want to reach, which I will introduce to you in a video tomorrow.

As you can see, I am NO expert when it comes to fitness and nutrition. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll relay them to the RevFit team for them to answer here. Or you can ask them yourself on Twitter. There, you can find Jason Reese, Nina Botelho and Derek Christensen who will answer anything and everything.

Tomorrow's video will talk about a computer program that we used to estimate my body fat and can tell you EXACTLY what you need to do to reach your goals and when you'll reach them.

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