Thursday, December 20, 2012
I achieved my goal of getting started exercising, and I failed at my goal of stress-eating. I plan to use my pride in the success to overcome the failure. I feel even better than I thought I would! I slept better (although still not long enough), and today I feel motivated to continue! I know this is "beginner's high"...the rush of a new initiative...but I don't care. I'll ride it and use it, and find other motivation when it wanes.
The stress eating may be tougher and take longer to beat than I thought...there are so many emotions surrounding the bad habit/defense.....and the problem is, even though I feel guilty and regretful, my stress does go down when I snack. Historically, this is a very stressful time for me, AND i am in a new job and new relationship. Of course, these are all reasons to take very good care of myself!! Well, I have beaten this before, there's no reason I shouldn't be able to beat it again. It's a little bigger than I thought, however.
My goals for today: heathy meals and snacks, small portions, cardio, a walk, hula-hooping, and an improvement of some kind in my stress eating...either less, or healthier. Too much?? I think I can do it...I'm on vacation, so I have time, and I'm riding that wave of getting started!! I'll let you know. Good luck to everyone in making progress on whatever goals you set!!