Exorcising demons...or finding that sweet spot between exercise and nutrition.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I had a 5 day long binge this week. Fortunately, there wasn't much damage from it, and I was able to press on.
The problem is that I love being active to the point that I'm burning an INSANE number of calories, which also means I have to eat a bunch of calories to make sure that I stay healthy. With the number of calories, I am headed towards that slippery slope of compulsive overeating again, which scares me.
However, I am at a loss as to what I give up as far as exercise, since I'm training for a half marathon, need to continue the strength training to preserve my muscle, swimming and stair climbing help my VO2 capacity, plus stair climbing will help me with climbing those hills during my races this year, and I love my spin classes. It's definitely a struggle to figure out how to cut back, but if I don't, I worry about going back to some of those old habits.
I know I'll figure it out, but just needed to put it out there in words and vent about my struggle a bit.
Hope all of yas are having a great weekend!