I'm starting my day with a coffee protein drink. I want to start with something positive because lately my mindset just hasn't been in a positive place. There's been a lot of stress around our house and no one's been very positive here and it's been affecting me negatively. I've been stress eating and so been having problems with my weight stalling and going in the wrong direction. This is an easy fix, but I need to turn things around and get back on the right track. My inflammation is lower because I've cut out smoking so I've been able to get away with eating a few inflammatory foods, but they haven't helped me in the weight loss department and overall I need to get back on track and fully commit to seeing myself without pain and inflammation so I can be as healthy as possible. The problem is that my family relies so heavily on me to fix everything for them but then they always blame me when things go wrong. People can be a challenge to deal with sometimes.
Nutrition: Most of the time I'm eating really well. There will just be a few moments where I'm making bad choices and those are the moments that I want to fix because I don't want to deal with inflammation anymore or pain and I don't want to turn to emotional eating when I have a bad moment.
Hydration: Making a concentrated effort to drink more ice water. Being mindful of my kidneys and trying to stay on a good schedule with my medication and staying well hydrated. Have some 100% apple juice right now that I'm drinking as well.
Exercise: Exercise is helping a ton. My ribs are starting to actually get sorted out a bit. I'm feeling a lot better. I've been doing my physical therapy-type yoga exercises on a regular basis and they have been loosening up those muscles bit by bit. I've also been using IcyHot and that's been helping a lot.
Sleep: Been sleeping well, but not as much as I was. Seem to be getting some of my energy back.
Quit Progress: Quitting has not been easy this time around. However, I'm starting to really get the hang of things with both my eating and with quitting smoking.
General Health: My health is generally improving. I'm mostly battling allergies these days.
Weight Loss Progress/Bloat/ Inflammation isn't too bad today even though my weight is up and I'm super bloated. For having eaten a serving of really terrible food yesterday I really didn't suffer much for it except on the scale. Weight is up slightly, but I'm back on track now and ready to reboot the mission.
Motivation: Motivation is high. I took all my pills right away this morning and ready to tackle all of my goals this morning straight away.
Meditation: Meditation is going to be my primary way of relieving stress so that will be top priority each day.
I have a great deal of things to catch up on that I haven't been working on lately and may post another blog yet today once I get things sorted. I just wanted to get firmly back on track and make a note that emotional eating really isn't the answer and that there are better avenues such as meditation. So moving onward!