I took one day off to rest after running the 5K. But first thing Monday morning (last week), I got right back into my work out routine. I ran/walked 3 miles and did the 30 Day Shred. On Tuesday, I kept the momentum going and did the same. I kept my diet healthy and clean. Every time I get on the treadmill and think I can’t do anymore, I just remember the feeling of crossing that finish line! If I can do THAT, I can get through a little ol’ workout in my garage!!!
Somewhere between Wednesday and Thursday, I lost some momentum. I felt like all my enthusiasm post 5K was knocked out of me.
I immediately realized that something had triggered me into feeling this way.
Lately I had been thinking that therapy wasn’t really working for me anymore. BUT, was I wrong! These changes are so small but all of a sudden you realize you have changed over time. I knew exactly what had triggered me. In the past, I’ve never really known why I was feeling the way I was feeling. Going to therapy has helped me to identify the reasons WHY I’ve turned to food instead of FEELING certain emotions. I wish I could share the triggers with you, but for personal reasons I just can’t.
Losing momentum was just that. I never once binged. I never had any icing! I just slacked on my workouts and didn’t make the best food choices (chick fil a biscuit instead of my normal egg beaters for breakfast).
BUT, today is Monday and I got right back on track. All my meals have been clean and I got in a 30 minute shred session before work. Woo Hoo!
The key here is that you will ALWAYS get triggered by something. If you have any type of eating disorder, that’s just the way it is. BUT, you aren’t hopeless or helpless. You can learn what those triggers are. I didn’t know what they were for the longest time! Once you know, you can take control. You may have a day or two that isn’t perfect and that’s ok!!! The important part is to recognize it and get back to doing what you need to do.
Now, I’m off to the grocery store so that I’m properly armed for the week! Have a fab week!