Happy Valentines Day to you!! Hope today is filled with all the love in the world. Today I took the day off to hang out at my sons preschool valentines day party.
It no secret that I love to exercise, I think exercise is an amazing stress relief, mood changer, distraction, I think exercise is simply fun. I feel weird when I don’t do it.
On the other hand I love food. In this weight loss journey I’ve tried so many different types of ways to eat. This includes low fat, low carb, juicing, smoothie only, high fat–you name it.
Now that I have been losing weight slowly and steadily by counting calories, I am starting to take time to figure out how certain foods make me feel. I have begun to force myself to be aware of how my body is reacting to certain foods. When you are a busy mom, even meals tend to be handled like something else on the to-do list. Usually my meals are fast:
Breakfast: as soon as I sit down at my desk at work(chomp chomp chew chew, done)
Lunch: Again, at my desk, chomp chomp chew–client call–chew
Dinner: chomp FAST before the children destroy the house while I’m distracted!
Most days my meal is a blur. I know what I am eating because I am counting the calories, but I don’t listen to my body because usually I’m off doing something else before I can figure it out.
For the past week I have been having a conversation with my body. Asking questions like…
- Are you hungry or are you bored/thirsty/emotional?
- Do you really want a piece of chocolate or will a clementine do?
- Why do you feel bloated this morning? Did you eat something different?
- Are you full or are you looking to finish what is on your plate because it’s there?
The hecticness of my meals hasn’t changed but my approach has. The hard part is being consistent, usually I have a million things going on and I am just eating to stay fueled. My new challenge is to stop and listen to my body reaction. This is so not easy!
I lost 0.3 pounds this week. Small but still going in the right direction!
Bamageddon is still going strong I am now doing 40lb chest presses and bent over rows! Despite the constant soreness I am happy with the exercise week I’ve had. However, the weather has really robbed me of my motivation! I hate schlepping to the gym in 10 degrees. Yesterday’s snowstorm was the breaking straw. It’s so difficult to stay focused on warmer weather when it seems like winter has been so incredibly long! I managed to workout in the house yesterday (which I despise) and if you follow me on instagram, you saw my nice sweaty makeup free happy post workout face!
I can only put on my coat everyday and go workout. I know it will totally pay off in the long run!