Weekends Away From Home

As I’ve mentioned, I used to be TERRIFIED of traveling anywhere – two eating disorders and PTSD (then a round of CPTSD) caused total hazarai about a decade ago…     Thankfully, I made it to the other side – happy, healthy, no more debilitating anxiety!  Hard work, but it can be done – I wasn’t going to be captive in a Life of damaging self behaviors.   That said, I have been an athlete my entire Life…so staying fit and active is V I T A L for me.   I’ve gotten to the point where I can absolutely give myself a day off without beating myself up, or strangling my psyche with body dismorphia!   Being active, exercising, and eating clean is so much more than a physical pursuit. 

  • It is for my long-term HEALTH
  • It is for my MENTAL health and wellbeing
  • It is one of THE best ways of coping with stress
  • It makes me feel EMPOWERED, STRONG, and BEAUTIFUL

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I am not always wanting to get on my spin bike, or necessarily run treadmill sprints…but I know that when I DO, I am going to feel AMAZING, and proud of myself (and my knees!)

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My hunnie and I have two completely different workout needs – I need to get the hard stuff done early, his body prefers later in the day.  What happens to my easily-bored, Geminian self when I put it off?

  • I get ancy, anxious, and / or stressed
  • I feel upset with myself for not fitting it in
  • I feel claustrophobic if I’m stuck inside, my body feels like it has to move.  

On top of it, I know if I WAIT, I am NOT going to get to the hard stuff.  I will do less intensity than I could have generated earlier in the day, and that just serves to make me feel worse.  If you know your downfalls, try to work to avoid them!

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Solution?  Bring sneakers and gloves!  

When I wake up I have some water, I get a towel, my iPod and sneaks…and I jam.

I didn’t FEEL like running treadmill sprints, but I WANTED to.  

I WANTED to push and know, later on in the day, that I got my exercise in.  It FEELS good. So that is just what I did.  

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Later on, I enjoyed some poached eggs, grilled chicken, fruit salad and water – my usual fare, and incredibly nutritious.  

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I also had some nitrate-free turkey slices in the fridge for snacking…! 🙂 

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