Thursday, August 09, 2012
In 32 years, I have spent 4 1/2 years in 2 separate journeys to health and the ONLY thing I have come to conclude as a solution to terminating emotional eating is EXERCISE!
I can't say that exercise was ever something I really wanted to do but I did enjoy sports during my schools years.
While I lived with my parents for 18 years, I became accustomed to sitting at home watching tv while eating junk and drinking lots of soda. Everybody was lazy and I don't think a single adult in the house ever had a gym membership.
For my first weight loss from 2005-2007, I dropped 187 lbs and I didn't start going to a gym until I had lost 125 lbs. I felt uncomfortable, had a lack of knowledge about how to work out and I was embarrassed to be as heavy as I was.
The fighter in me took me through 3 years of working out at the gym and I saw myself to 160 lbs for the first time in my adult life. Unfortunately, I was not encouraged to stay with that lifestyle change and I fell back into not working out.
In 2009, the first thing I did when I met my husband was show him pictures of what I accomplished before and he took me to the gym for a membership. I stuck with that membership and eventually moved on to other fitness activities. I had found a Zumba instructor at that gym that branched out on her own. I found Social Dancing in the new town I moved to. I played badminton with my husband that I so enjoyed growing up. I swam in the pool every night with my husband.
In 2012, I have 104 lbs off and I am craving for physical activity. I feel so great during and after intense working out. I also feel great to have somebody with me to do activities. My husband and I are very active and I feel much better emotionally about just doing the workouts.
Even when I am in pain or tired, exercise rids me of pain and gives me energy.
I would rather exercise than sit around and eat, those days are long gone! I turn to exercise when I want to eat because I know I am just bored.
Our bodies are meant to be flexed, stretched, challenged, etc.
Get up and GO!!!!!!!!!