Friday, December 30, 2011
One month and eleven days ago, I began my newest (and current) fitness challenge. The main part of this challenge is weight loss but it incorporates some other things as well.
One point of the challenge is choosing the healthiest food options possible. That means fresh is the best and basically fast food should be last resort, if at all. This morning I had a modest fast food breakfast to include a chicken biscuit and OJ. An hour later my body began to reject it and I found myself running down the hall at work to the restroom with a napkin to my mouth. This is bad and good. It's bad because when I'm running late, I have to figure out how to get a quick bite in the morning; plus I love the taste of the foods.
It's good though because that means my body is responding like it should when I put something that's not healthy into it.
The other point of the challenge is to love myself/put myself first. I won't lie; I think this is the most difficult part for me personally. I'm used to doing everything for other people and if I don't have time for me, then so be it. Ever so often I take a "diva day" but it's not the same as consistently taking time for Erika. I understand what I'm SUPPOSED to do but to just transition into it is definitely a challenge. I still put the stuff that I'm doing for others before my personal tasks on my to do list. I have to continue to work on fitting my tasks into my days. That includes working out, getting more sleep and preparing my meals.
Last but not least, I am pressing forward and trying to keep it together (by smiling AND by not binge eating) during this time when I feel like crap emotionally. So I guess that whole "loving myself" thing is working a bit in this arena.
Have a happy new year (just in case I don't post again) and continue to move forward, climb higher and achieve more next year!
Deuces n Smooches ~ Diva