Thursday, October 10, 2013
Did a double workout today - 45 minute spin class and 45 minute pilates class. Whoah, nelly, my abs and legs are sore!
Felt great about my body yesterday - strong, in particular, after a grueling fast 4 mile run and 20 minute weight circuit. But then I overindulged when I got home (I got excited by a lower number on the scale). I really need to just be mindful - if I feel good about where I'm at, why even step on the scale? If my clothes fit, do I really need to define that feeling with a number? My engineering side says yes, but my healthier side that's making its way into my conscience says I think not!
So now it's time to discard the baggage of weighing myself compulsively and become mindful - eat when I am hungry, stay hydrated, relax, exercise, and just keep good vibes going.
I'm going to kick start this new approach and follow a Self 7 day detox plan more or less - tweak to be GF and fish is the only animal product I'll eat. I'm finally ACTUALLY beginning a whole new lifestyle, emotional eating free! I've found that taking a few deep breaths and repeating, "I am a complete, content, and collected being" helps me stay grounded when I'm feeling stressed. stretching helps, too.