Natasha K.

Natasha K.

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2nd Day Failure

Hi Team,

Day 2 has passed, and I already skipped a workout. I came home from work yesterday ready to go and put on my workout gear, wiped off my makeup, and got completely ready. Then I had an intense several hour session with my family finally telling them what was happening at work and my current plans. It ended in tears all around. Afterwords it was very late in the evening, and I was emotionally exhausted that I went straight to bed. I didn't even have dinner! I'm really sorry for letting my team members down, but I'm sure that today I will be back on track.

I also had some comments to make regarding the "leave a quarter" diet. It's very hard to figure out what exactly "leave a quarter" means. Most Korean meals are communal and so you don't have any of your own portions besides a rice bowl. Does leave a quarter in this instance mean (if eating with just one other person) that I would normally eat half of a communal dish so now i eat 3/4 of each half? This might work if I could judge exactly how much the other is eating. Maybe if I only took a bite whenever they took a bite. The same goes when I buy an ice cream. Usually I split one small ice cream with my husband, since we wouldn't finish a whole one ourselves. It's not really possible to judge how much other than approximately half that I have eaten. Or if I am eating a mint, do I spit out the mint when it starts to feel small so that it leaves one quarter? It's unclear. My only personal food is generally the rice bowl, which is definitely easy to judge but that doesn't include much of my food. I'm trying to leave more rice just to make up for the other communal dishes that I can't split as well.


I'm hopeful about trying something new to my workout routine. Still, I'm a bit unimpressed with diet and workouts so far. I always "leave a quarter" for meals. I can also start applying it to snacks, but I usually only eat snacks when I'm actually hungry and stop when I feel like I can make it to the next meal. I don't think there is anything changing about my food relationship, and this doesn't feel revolutionary.
I live in Korea and each meal comes with a small cup of rice. I always leave half or more of that rice since I'm sure that I get enough carbohydrates overall in my diet and would prefer to balance more with protein and veggies. Hmmm....
The exercises seem much less intense than my normal workout.
I guess let's see how it goes?
My job/company started imploding from the 31st of December, so it's kind of nice to have something else to concentrate on and about which to feel a little more positive. Here's looking to a better 2019!


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