Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

I have learned a lot in the past few weeks, been feeling pretty good, and making some progress and putting a lot of new skills to use. Then I went away for the weekend. I planned, I exercised, I packed snacks, and still it rapidly descended into a full on food related panic. There was a lot of temptation. I melted down a smidge and then remembered it's one day. It's one day, I can eat what I enjoy, only eat what I am hungry for, and stop when I am full. A big problem I have is I still have trouble trusting myself. I still think I am one bite away from waking up in a alleyway with sugar crusted in the corners of my mouth. It was nice to quickly rebound get back on track, get to the gym and resume my normal routine. I also did not gain weight which was a pleasant surprise and important lesson. Living does not make you gain weight an eating-palooza does. Important distinction.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Less Practice More Living

I am entering a zone where I feel I am coaching myself less to follow healthy principles and I am doing them because it's what I want to do. I go to the gym 5-6 times a week for cardio and 1-3 times for strength training. I no longer do this because it will help me lose weight. I do it now because it makes me feel better about myself. I have more energy, I have more confidence and trust in myself that I can live the lifestyle I want. The coolest part about that is it influences the rest of your life and that in itself becomes addictive.