Thursday, December 06, 2012
Very excited to be back exercising and tracking my food again. Just writing down what I eat has given me so much insight into when I'm snacking, when I'm actually hungry, and what things I eat that are unnecessary.
My weakness is sweets, so my new rule is that I won't eat sweets unless I'm in a social situation. The reason for this is that they can be a trigger food for me, and I don't want to indulge (even in things like low-cal ice cream) that could lead to a binge. But I also don't want to disallow treats at parties -- this lifestyle won't work if I can't feel like a normal person. So just as it's healthiest to be a social drinker rather than drinking alone, I am now a social sweets-eater.
I'm also very excited about my new gym membership and about MyFitnessBuddy, an app which provides weights workouts. Much cheaper than a trainer! My goal is to exercise every day unless there is a good reason why I can't (like being in the lab for 10 hrs.). I have also been recommended the Bodybugg -- it's worth thinking about!
Feeling hopeful and excited about my renewed fitness resolutions. Since my son was born 10 months ago, I haven't been working out consistently, or focusing on controlling my food, but if I know i can do this, that will make it much easier to give up breastfeeding when it's time in a few months.