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The food/workout continuum

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's kind of like the time/space continuum, which, never having taken physics, I couldn't even begin to explain to you. I read A Wrinkle in Time, but that's about the extent of my quantum physics education.

Anyway, I will admit, there are days when I don't/can't work out. I mean, I can walk for ten minutes waiting to pick up a kid off the bus, but the whole "workout clothes, getting sweaty, committing a half hour to an hour of my day", on some days, just can't happen. As long as that one day of no official workout doesn't turn into 2 and then 4 and then a week and then two months, I'm pretty good. Life happens, I get it and it's okay.

And then you have food. There's good for you food and then there's food that you can have on occasion and then there's food that, for you, is a no no. Is it a slippery slope tripper upper? Will that first bite lead to an all out binge? Those foods, for me, are dangerous. I try to avoid those unless I'm feeling particularly strong that day.

Recently I realized that the food/workout continuum exists in my life. My guess is it probably exists for most people. My food choices are a BIG part of my weight loss and the exercise is also important, but on some days, maybe not as important. Maybe those two are in a relationship and the weaknesses of one can be overcome by the strengths of the other. Meaning, as long as I make good choices with at least one, I'll get things accomplished in meeting my goals. If I'm strong with both? Honey, then I can move mountains!
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