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Fitness - check, Diet - ???

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I've paid and registered to run a 10K in May. I'm really, really going do to it. I'm not a runner and I have never been a runner but I think I can. I started Couch to 5K and today completed Week 2 - Day 2. I'm going along swimmingly :D I'm feeling good about my fitness and becoming stronger and have been working out at least 5 out of 7 days a week. But...I am doing not well with my eating habits, for dinner and weekends mostly. I tend to eat dairy, whole grains, fruit and veggies and lean meats for breakfast and lunch and staying within a good calorie range. Then end of day hits and I pick my kids up from daycare and we get home. They are starving and I am starving and we start snacking and then I'm eating not good food and lots of it. Tons of pizza, lots of hot dogs and fries, and stuff like that that is easy to make and convenient. The weekends are typically filled with that stuff too. My kids absolutely LOVE fruit so that is definitely a go to snack. I actually don't think snacks are the bad thing we are eating but its just our actual dinners. I make excuses for it of course and at the time don't feel bad about it at all. Then of course I feel guilty after I'm stuffed. I hate that feeling. I know its up to me to make the choice but why in the moment do I feel like the bad choice is right? I don't know. I wish I could just snap out of that thinking.
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    It seems like it should be so simple, right? I have been working through ideas about this, and trying to reframe that habit of poor dietary choices as a type of self-abuse. And I love myself, so why would I treat myself so poorly? It's such a weird thing. Now, I happen to not be a traditionally religious person, but the exercises i've been using are, and i've tried to let go of my issues with that and embrace them. One prayer that i've been repeating like a mantra (that i got from Marianne Williamson) is "Dear God, please feed my hunger and restore my right mind." It has helped me key into my reasons for eating and i've been making some better choices. not perfect ones, and that's not even the goal right now, just better. Way to go on registering forthe 10K - what a great goal!!
    3310 days ago
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