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Embracing The Changes In Life

Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

#FitFridayConfessions - I'm An Emotional Eater

#FitFridayConfessions - I'm An Emotional Eater  - there.. I said it... cause it's true. I can pretend that it's not, but it is. I eat when I'm stressed (I don't eat if I'm SUPER stressed). I eat when I'm happy. I eat when I'm bored. I eat 'just because'. So yeah, that pretty much makes me an emotional eater.

So what am I doing about it? Well.... I'm trying to make some changes and not beat myself up if I slip back into old habits. I know that I'm not going to change overnight, and I'm trying to be gentle with myself.

I'm drinking lots of water, and I'm trying to have healthier munchies within reach (grapes, apples, celery, carrots - you get the idea) for those times that I'm munching. When I *must* have chocolate my goal is to reach for a piece of dark chocolate over the regular chocolate (notice I said that was my goal - not always a reality). But this post is #FitFridayConfessions, and I'm just keeping it real.
I'm not there yet. I'm not even close, but I'm working on it. And I'm determined not to give up.

I'm trying to reduce my stress by doing more yoga, deep breathing,and taking a little time for me with my Epsom Salt Baths (#TuesdayTidbit - Using Magnesium Sulfate).

This week I found myself eating 'just because'. I wasn't stressed. I wasn't anything, I was just looking for something to eat 'just because' and it was available. That's when I realized that this is an area that I really need to focus on, and determine am I truly hungry or am I eating for other reasons. Many times I'm eating for other reasons, and I need to deal with those reasons instead of reaching for food as comfort.

So that's where I am this week. How are you doing with your goals?

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  1. I'm not an emotional eater--when I'm upset, I can't eat. But I have a lot of friends who are. It's tough!


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