Momentum... It Works Both Ways
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Over the past 3+ years with SparkPeople, I am continuing to learn that momentum works both ways. When I'm exercising regularly, it is easier to exercise regularly. But, when I'm eating poorly...even just a few bad choices... it is easier to continue down that path. But, when I'm eating healthy, it is easier to make more good choices!
Also, when I'm eating well & exercising, I feel good about myself! It's partly because my clothes feel better & I feel like I look better, but I'm also proud of myself for how I'm taking care of myself. And, exercise releases those good endorphins that just make you feel better!
When I'm not eating well & exercising, I feel worse & worse about myself. It's partly because my clothes fit worse or I'm having to go back to bigger sizes. It's also because I'm disappointed in myself & I'm not getting releases of those endorphins.
I've once again slipped into that 'bad' place. And I'm feeling it. And seeing it. It started with the dog attack and the fear of running outdoors which led me to a place where I knew I couldn't train for my half marathon season. I just can't do those kinds of miles indoors. And, even running with a group wasn't helping.
But, I've GOT to change! And, I need to forget what's past and press on towards the future. So, here I go again! I ran on Saturday - my first outside run in about a month. That was a first step.
Today, I got up early & went to the gym & ran for 30 minutes. And, I'm going to do a few other exercises this morning. AND.... I started tracking my food this morning! So far, I've had 2 glasses of water & I'm working on a Muscle Milk.
I KNOW what works. I've DONE this. And, I CAN & WILL do it again! My goal at this point is a century ride in the spring!!! I CAN DO IT!!! And, I WILL! (And, I appreciate all of the support & encouragement here at SP. And, I know it doesn't do me any good unless I'm ON SP! So, I'm back!)