After a pretty stressful morning I posted this on my Facebook page just before lunch.
Redesigning the blogs is even more stressful than writing a book! I’m having a “why am I doing this to myself” moment.
But you know what won’t help … stress eating.
I couldn’t make it to the gym this morning so I’m squishing it in at lunch. I need to do something mindless for a bit.
It’s funny — well, not funny ha ha but you know what I mean — as soon as I hung up the phone on my morning conference call I went straight to the fridge to see what I could eat.
Nope, I just wanted to feed the stress.
Such a problem for me!
After I posted, Sarah commented,
Mindless Exercise > Mindless Eating
I never thought about it that way but YES!
I did end up going to the gym at lunch and it was just what I needed — no phone, no email, no kids, nothing.
It was a glorious hour all to myself.
It’s amazing how much my view on exercise has changed these past 10 years. When I originally lost the weight I did it mostly by changing my diet. Yes, I upped my activity but I was anti-gym, anti-working out.
Then… all this happened.
Just like tonight’s training run!
I headed out after The 3-Year-Old went to bed. I was tired and a little sore but I was still looking forward to it. The weather was gorgeous! Cool and breezy.
I just ran, slow and steady, for 30 minutes.
At first I was being hard on myself for being slower than normal for my past few runs but then I realized, slow is better than not going at all.
Going Slow > Stopping
10 years ago this mentality helped me shed 70 lbs and now it’s helping me reach fitness goals I never thought possible.
It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you simply refuse to stop, even through plateaus and snail-pace progress.
Do you stop instead of just slowing down?