Sunday, January 06, 2013
Today I reread Phillip Moffit's Yoga Journal article on the practice of starting over.
I read it as I was working out this morning, after a night of very damaging binging. And it was such a gift to read it at that time. Because instead of spending the rest of my day hating myself, telling myself how worthless and disgusting I was, I enjoyed my day. I stayed in the present moment and focused on what I could do now to feel good.
I had a great workout. I went home and waiting until I was actually hungry to eat my delicious, healthy breakfast (at 1PM...really I wasn't hungry until then after last night), I took my daughter and her friend to the park because we had an unusually warm and sunny afternoon, and I made yummy, bountiful veggies for the family to enjoy at dinner.
All in all it was a great day.
I didn't live in my head. I didn't horribilize all I had done. I didn't spend the day hating myself.
I took Mr. Moffit's great advice, said, "I was lost and I'm starting over", and I did just that.
If you'd like to read the article (and I highly recommend it...), here is the link: