Saturday, August 14, 2010
I'm taking a day off from Jillian. An active rest day.
Today was a pretty lazy day spent with my boyfriend and friends. I went to lunch at his parents' house and the food was mostly all sorts of salads and potatoes and artichokes stuffed with ground meat. I really wanted to eat more by the end, but I did not. Of course later I did not feel hungry.
This evening some friends came over for dinner. I probably ate a little too much (Saturdays I don't usually track) but I kept it in check.
Most importantly, after everyone left, I did not turn to food as I have done in weeks past. I going to change my habits. I am not going to turn to compulsive eating. It does not make things better.
I want to go for a jog, but I feel that will wake me up again (it's 9:15 pm) and will make me hungry, whereas, if I go to sleep in an hour or two, I will be fine without eating anything else. If I go for a run, I will not burn so many calories, but it will fire up my metabolism again, and I will be likely to want to stay up much later and to be hungry. I think that sometimes my efforts to exercise end up making me want to eat more than I burn off. From real hunger though - even when eating whole foods.
I think I'm best off calling it an earlier evening, accepting that I had a rest day, and allowing myself a rest day, and waking up early tomorrow in order to go for a jog and do 30 Day Shred (Sunday is usually yoga day, but it's my boyfriend's birthday, so we have plans for tomorrow night).