You are stronger than you think
Friday, September 21, 2012
I have gone through a lot of emotional issues + a major Jewish Holiday and I didn't binge. I wanted to and I was tempted to for about 5 minutes every so often but I didn't. However, I did overeat and gained all the 4 pounds I had taken 2 weeks to lose. That would automatically send me on a major binge. The what the hell (WTH) syndrome would kick in and I would start doubting ever being able to lose weight.
Well guess what I did not binge. I did not beat myself up. I enjoyed my food during the holidays and went back to regular eating after it. It is not all about weight. I know food does not solve my issues it just postpones dealing with them. That's not something I want to do. I want to meet them head on.
I wake up early every day and get my workout in. Sometimes I feel like staying in bed but I have to get up and get my boys out of the house anyway. On days that I don't I pretend I need to. I enjoy my workouts and that is key. I used to go to the gym because everyone does but I found the equipment boring and for the exercises I did enjoy I used free weights...so I bought them for my home. I would like a bosu at some later stage. Right now I have a band, yoga mattress and weights
I want to go to a zumba class on Sat night and now I found a friend who also wants to go. This is great because I know she will only go if I go so I might as well go. Everyone talks about not being able to exercise because they can't join the gym but the truth is you can do anything. Walk, clean, dance in your living room. Even commercial exercise is good enough. Yes your supposed to do 30 minutes but 10 is better than nothing. Do you really not have 10 minutes in a day to exercise?
Challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone you will see that you can do something you thought you never could.