I need to start somewhere
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Today needs to be (another) day 1 of no bingeing. I haven't been doing well with going more than one or two days lately, and I've definitely been feeling it. Very, very busy first week of school, plus a huge math conference starting tomorrow and going through Saturday.
Anyway, just a quick check in! As I'll keep doing with every blog post, here are some positives for me to focus on...
+ Even though I haven't been actually logging fitness minutes here, I have been keeping up with running, yoga, and....spinning!
+ My spin studio is having a January fitness challenge. Cycle 150 or 200 miles this month and get some free classes and such. I'm aiming for the 200 mile goal. I hit my personal best for a 1 hr class (20 miles) last week on Thursday, and also did my first long ride this past Sunday, a 1.5 hr class, where I made 29.3 miles. I am getting stronger!
+ Last night I started to binge and had a huge urge to continue it and make it way worse, but I fought it, and I stopped. I distracted myself by writing my daily gratitudes to my friend, and kept telling myself I needed to start somewhere. It took me over an hour of pretty serious discomfort after starting the binge for the urge to finally dissipate, but am so glad I made it.
+ I'm struggling again today with overeating, but I am going to keep telling myself to keep fighting. I haven't actually binged today, nor even started to binge, so that's good. I really want to get a few days under my belt of no bingeing so I can get my confidence up.
+ I went to a math social lunch today. I did have urges to isolate and skip it, but I forced myself to go and I am glad I did.