Keeping on Track
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Some days are easier than others. Temptation is all around and I have a love/love/love relationship with food. As a sensualist, food is a guilty pleasure and I can get lost in the flavors, textures and aromas of it.
Over the last two and half years, I have learned to make exercise a part of my daily life and more importantly, learned to love food that is good for my soul and my body. This does not mean that I don't still give in to favorites like pizza and chocolate on occasion. Because what works for me is EVERYTHING in moderation and in small portions.
When I stumble, it's good for me to look back on where I have been and really look at how far I've come. My timeline above is a good one for keeping me on track. Sure I gained about 8 pounds when I strained my Achilles tendon in March and have only lost 3 of those extra pounds. But look at where I started. Being 140-141 for the last couple of months is okay because while I was able to maintain 135 for a whole year, doesn't mean that being 140 means I failed. It just gives me a goal to strive for.... to continue to strive for.
Since I have the free time, I am working on increasing my cardio, challenging myself by doing more yoga and soon mat pilates, getting back into strength training, starting up my 300+ crunches 3 times a week, joining a running group that will challenge me, eating more whole and natural foods that I am making myself, avoiding as much processed food as I can, avoiding stress - which is hard when you are looking for work, and getting my rest.
Trying my best to take advantage of my Funemployment time and maybe along the way drop those extra pounds, and gain some muscle back.