Friday, April 22, 2011

So Far, So Good

April so far

 

This month as been amazing and its not even over yet! I feel like I have been kicking ass and taking names. See those miles up there, I did those! I still look at my totals and sit in amazement, and the month is not even over. I will probably, if I keep up at the same rate, add another 20 or so miles to that total. What’s really awesome is most of those are outside on the trails. I have become addicted to the trails and outside workouts. (some were bike or swimming but  not many) While my half marathon coming up in June may be more of a walk than a run I have the confidence I can do it now.

 

This month has been all about me. I have been selfish and made me time first. My #gothedist goals  were to do 30 miles walk/run/elliptical and to do at least 20 journal/blog entries. I will be making goal this month. All the writing has helped me keep on track for sure. It’s a really hard thing to do, but sometimes we need to be selfish and put ourselves first. I know if you have been reading my post or following my Twitter I have been a bundle of positiveness. I can’t contain it, I feel amazing.I have missed having energy like this. Has it been easy every day, no, but I did it. The days it I had to fight to make myself do it, afterwards I felt so much better. I finally saw some movement on the scale this week, but more importantly I see physical changes when I look in the mirror. The combination of 5-6 workouts a week and all the writing is working for me. It is taking care of both sides of the healthy lifestyle coin.

 

I can not stress enough how important it is to work on your emotional health as well as the physical health on this journey. I promise you, you will be more successful if you do. You will be less stressed, you will get better results.

 

Another thing that has really helped me this month is reading a book by Geneen Roth called “When Food is Love”. While I cried through the first half of this book  it changed me. I know everyone boast about her “Women, Food and God” (which I'm reading now, slowly but surely) but this other book was like my golden ticket. My eating has changed, I feel like I am experiencing true hunger for the first time in my adult life and only eating when I am hungry…not because I'm sad, bored, stressed, happy. Call this mindful eating or intuitive eating or whatever you like but what it is not anymore is emotional eating.

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend, Happy Good Friday. My weekend will be filled with quiet time, trail time, family time and studying for finals next week.

 

Peace, Love and Happy Blogging

M

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad we sparked up a Twitter convo today which lead me here! I'm always looking for new books to add to my "need to deal with disordered food view" list. Thank you for mentioning "When Food is Love!"

    Off to poke around your site some more! :)

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  2. Glad to have you Emily...that book seriously changed me....you can find it for as cheap as .75 plus shipping on half .com

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  3. Seriously? I'm definitely going to have to check that out ASAP! Thanks for the heads up on twitter - silly blogger not telling us when people respond to comments :)

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