Friday, May 20, 2011
Weight loss, healthy lifestyle, it has to be manageable for a LIFETIME, so while I gained some back over the winter, I am losing it again. I am making good food choices, sometimes I slip up but I don't stress as much anymore I just strive to make the next day better. I don't stress when I don't have a full hour to workout I just do something quick and intense and then do little things the rest of the day that might help me eek out just a few more calories burned. For awhile over the winter and early spring I was frustrated with myself, how did I let myself get back out of shape, but being frustrated was counter productive leaving me to my emotional eating habits and stressed about not exercising enough (to the point I didn't exercise at all). Finally I broke the cycle, some of it through the help of the wonderful man in my life, but mostly through me telling myself I wasn't going to see the scale creep up even one more number, I wasn't going to buy bigger jeans, and I sure as hell wasn't going to loosen up the gun belt. I am back at it again and attempting to be much easier going on myself finding more "fun" ways to be fit ( while I think running is fun, I have days I don't) such as canoeing, hiking, biking, gardening. Its paying off I am getting much more done during the days and I feel happy not stressed and tired. The stressed and tired part of me is the one that is telling me not to do a marathon this year and just focus on weight loss, I am going to take that advice to an extent and allow myself to register for it later in the summer, that way if I am not feeling putting myself through the training this year there is no stress in not doing it. I am still logging the miles but just not "seriously"