Healing In More Ways Than One

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's amazing how much better I feel these days, thank the Lord. I have so much motivation to take care of myself and get back to enjoying my health and trying new things to be stronger and healthier.

Thanks to my wonderful stepmomma, I received a Fitbit Force for Christmas and I am encouraged to race her and my sister in Tennessee for the most daily steps. Aside from getting the flu, I have really been running around, trying to stay active and get at least 10,000 steps in everyday, mostly with speed walking since my ankle is not ready for actual running. =P

I still cannot believe that I sprained it so badly on Thanksgiving Day. In a manner of speaking, I guess that I needed to be taken completely out of commission to truly let my knee heal and to learn to focus my attention on things outside of my food/weight issues and the control problems that I was having. A coping method that I have found to use when the urge to binge pops up is to go for a walk or march in place and increase my steps. I have also changed my routine around so that I eat dinner before my workout so that I am not tempted to purge if I feel too full or overate at all. If I feel that way, then I know that I'll work off the feeling and I keep control over the situation and my behavior. It also guarantees that I don't skip my workout because I was starving and ate dinner instead, as my old habit used to be. Every step counts! It's actually kind of funny because now that I'm focusing on making myself healthy and feel better, I've lost some of the weight that I gained while I was injured. What are the odds? =P

I have a new fitness friend to walk with as well, something that has helped tremendously to stay focused on going slow so that I don't reinjure myself. She has also been an inspiration and helped me to remember how much I love fitness and helping others to get fit and change their life and attitudes.

I've also said goodbye to a very toxic relationship in my life that has been weighing down on me more than I actually thought. To have some of that mental and emotional weight lifted from my shoulders has also made a huge difference. It's sad to have to cut a family relationship off, but there are some times where there is no good or love coming from it. It is either to be dragged under and embittered or to let it go. =S

I hope that everyone has a wonderful night and a blessed day tomorrow. I thank God for my lovely family and the changes that He has brought to my life. This will be a good year. I just need to believe it and make it so. :)
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