I got up this morning with good intentions. I got my work out clothes on and went into my basement to do squats and lunges and weights until Laila went to school. Then I went walking with my good friend Laura. 3 miles. No big deal. I can walk 13 miles and it won't bug me. I can walk hills and flats-- mountains and roads. You name it and I'll walk it. I've even done a 1/2 marathon -- twice. So I'm feeling good. Feeling strong. Then I walk back into my house and take out a box of cereal-- low fat granola--and STUFF MY FACE. Why? Why? I did start to feel a little bad and realized it was all carbs, so I grabbed a handful of raw almonds to eat with it, my protein. Yeah, that made it healthier?!?! Why can I do the exercise part so well but not the eating part?
That is a good question Melinda-- Why?
I've thought a bit about this now, in between putting the cereal box away and having a huge drink of water to get me out of my eating mode.
Exercise doesn't take all day. Eating is an all day event. It happens every 3 hours. Exercising happens once a day-- usually in the morning , then I don't have to think about it anymore.
Thinking about what I'm eating is important-- especially for the next two months. I need to not allow myself to zone out. I need to stay in the moment with my feelings and be aware of what I'm putting into my mouth. I need to do this, even if it's hard.
I can do hard things......I just wish it was easier.