I know it sounds silly, but when I run on the treadmill and want to stop, I channel Jillian Michaels. Am I a failure? No I am fucking not. Then I’m not going to stop.
I bought a bodybugg a few days ago! It is the coolest thing related to weightloss and fitness that I’ve ever owned. It is making it so easy to understand my ACTUAL calories burned and calories consumed, and accounts for your BMR. Gives you all kinds of motivation, tips and fancy graphs. I LOVE IT. So cool. I’ve lost about 3.5 pounds using it so far. GEEKING OUTTTTTT! :)
Playing this game with myself at the gym where I’m on the treadmill and I let the belt carry me all the way to the back of the machine and then sprint to the front to increase the speed. Did it up to about 7.5mph during my C25K training.
When and where did I learn to be a stress eater? Ugh.
Nutrition isn’t magic, it’s science. A woman criticized my food selections at the grocery store, saying I had too many carbs (some whole wheat bagels, pasta, some brown rice, coucous, etc).I wanted to slap her and tell her that all the fruits and vegetables in her cart were also carbs (and I had plenty of those too). Listen lady, WE NEED CARBS TO SURVIVE. It is a macronutrient. And think about it. Look at your bell peppers. Are they a fat? No? How about a protein? Also no? THEN THEY ARE A CARBOHYDRATE. SCIENCE!!!!
Also, I’m trying to retrain myself with eating. One of the hardest things is remembering that you only have to eat until you’re not hungry, not until you’re full. Slow bites, roll your tongue around on your food to get the most of the flavor. These are some of the hardest things about rekindling a healthy relationship with food.