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What I did today INSTEAD of emotional eating...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Today started out rough. Lots of emotional triggers. It turns out that being a parent to a teenage girl is challenging? Who knew, right?

I got to the office, grouchy and tired, but instead of eating, my first thought was that I wished I could work out. I was at the office though, with lots of grading to do, and no work out gear. I considered it a small victory that I was thinking about exercise more than food (which is my normal MO).

My sparkpeeps motivated me to think outside the workout box and to get my priorities straight. Instead of plummeting into grading and feeling worse, I found this online:

I did it. Right there in my office and in my fancy skirt and boots.

I didn't work out as hard as I would have at home in my workout gear, but I did it. And you know? I felt AWESOME afterward.

Then later in the day? I won a national teaching award. Yep. That just happened.

Good things come to people who work out. THANKS, SPARKPEEPS!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBBYL1 3/26/2013 10:59PM

  emoticon a trophy to sit next to your national teacher award for overcoming emotional eating for one day!

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MANDELOVICH 3/26/2013 9:24PM

    Wow Missy! First of all, huge congratulations on the national teaching award! That is just fantastic! And huge congratulations for not only not emotionally eating, but for working out instead! You are awesome!

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OPTIMIST1948 3/26/2013 8:19PM

    My zumba teacher does that 1st song with the kids. Agree. Its great! Dancing just makes everything feel better. And a teaching award?? Well that's just another awesome in another column of your day.


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DIANESKY5 3/26/2013 7:51PM

    Good job! I am an emotional eater too. emoticon

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