Monday, January 04, 2010
So yesterday was "day one" of the Spark Your Body boot camp challenge. It also snowed here.
I did the little exercise video, modifying because, sorry, this old lady's knees don't take that kind of impact! But I felt good. In fact, I'd done this workout three days running because that's when I knew about it.
Then I shoveled snow. And I did ten minutes on the treadmill. And then... the "going back to work tomorrow" blues set in. I had a binge episode with food, packing in more calories than I needed, at least double (I know, I filled in the tracker).
One thing I have learned about these episodes for me, is to go back and examine what went in to the triggers, accept that this is a decision I made, and move forward. In this case, the anxiety about the weather, about my son, and the "what's next - is that all there is" feeling about getting close to goal were all elements in this. Along with a seasoning of self-criticism over something I'd said in a conversation (that I should have known better than to say... I'm sure I'm the ONLY one who EVER does this and eats over it)!
Anyway, that makes today a day of treating myself gently, and examining my goals again... "am I asking too much of myself?" If the answer to that is "no", then "what can I let slide in other areas to make this a priority?"
Healthy living is a choice, just as popping that extra popcorn and making frosting just to eat it was yesterday. Every moment is a chance to make a new choice... my healthy lunch is packed, my healthy breakfast is on the counter... just for today... I can do this.