Fell in love with the gym, now how about the nutrition?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Good weekend. Saturday I went to weekend workout & 30 min abs classes. I lifted weights Sunday for an our. I did a full body workout, upping several of my weights. I enjoyed the camaraderie with the big muscle guys.
Monday (yesterday) I did an hour Zumba class and kept up the pace. It was great to see the instructor. And I gave them both hugs. There were 4 songs I didn't know the choreography to. that's ok, I'm grateful to learn new steps. I've really built up my cardio fitness, because I was breathing hard, but could do the full hour with out stopping.
This is quite a change for me.: I've fallen in love with the gym. It's become a source of relaxation, satisfaction, pride and socializing.
Now, how do I fall in love with nutrition? Staying within my calorie range has been a challenge. I enjoy cooking, trying new foods and recipes. I don't hardly ever eat out. But still, how do I capture the joy? How do I relate positive emotions to dieting?
There was a time when I planned all my meals, and stuck to my plan. I didn't feel joy about it. It was a satisfaction of doing the right thing, day after day, building to week after week, and a feeling of accomplishment on the scale. But it wasn't love.
Minutes this week, running total:
In calorie range: