Faith Fitness and Laughter

Worrying about your weight stress you out?

on January 20, 2012

Hello folks!   I hope that you have had a great day!  Do you ever have one of those days when you are driving home and you wonder how you made it to your driveway??  Lol!  My drive is about 10-12 minutes, and for some reason I was kinda sleepy, so I zoned out!  It’s not that funny, but I thought it was weird how I didn’t remember some of my drive.  Crazy!

Today I read this article about weight loss stressing a person out and it was something that I could relate to.  Over the years, I have learned techniques to get past “weighty” issues, but every now and again worrying about what food I put in my mouth can lead to stressful thoughts.  These thoughts would lead to other problems such as; binge eating, starvation, over-indulgences.  You get the picture.  This is why I love to workout so much.  It’s one of the biggest stress relievers in my life.  I have never been a “naturally” thin person, in fact I can’t remember ever being small at all.  So eating right at first did not come naturally.  I had to take a step back and figure out what needed to change.   When I first started, it was major things.  In fact, my entire lifestyle had to change.  Whole foods instead of processed foods.  Water instead of soft drinks.  At first, the only form of exercise that I could do was walk.  If you don’t know what to do, just walk.  Start with something.

I can remember getting prepared to go on a mission trip once and my mom and I were shopping for some food items that I could take with me.  After walking around the store, looking at stuff and then putting it back on the shelf, I looked at my mom and said, “I hate worrying about what I eat.”  I didn’t take any “special” food on that trip by the way.  🙂

It’s different now too.  I still freak out sometimes if I eat something that I shouldn’t, but I take a breath and try to figure out where the emotions are coming from.  Usually from some place very insecure.

One piece of advice and I will end this deep topic.  If you are starting a weight loss plan or just trying to get healthy, weigh yourself once and then put the scales away.  So many times we let that number define who were are and it just doesn’t.  We let it tell us how our day is going to be….a good one or a bad one.  Start with a number and then just go from there.  Be healthy.  Don’t visit the scales everyday!

 

Before work this morning I read some of my Christian Ethics book and then started to get ready for work.

Breakfast:

Thomas English muffin, almond butter, 1/2 of a banana, and some chia seeds

 

Mid-morning snack is up next!  I know you will be shocked….:)

I did try some Chobani this time!

 

A little while later, I finished off the last of my Flat-out pizza!  Yay!!  I was super glad to finish these ingredients off.  It’s something that I am not always the best at.

I also finished off the last of the banana.

 

No picture of dinner, but it ended up being; sweet potato wedges, tofurky, and some green beans.

Workout:

I ended up doing a different exercise other than the BodyRock Challenge.  Mainly because of some of the equipment required I don’t have.  I found a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout on a blog that I frequent a lot.  Ok, let’s just say it, I go there every day!  Itty Bits of Balance.  Hey Brittany!    Holy Cow I was drenched when I got finished!

So I am caught up on my reading, just about to finish this post up and have the rest of the night to just hang out.  Ahhhh 🙂  I do have to work tomorrow, but it’s only for three hours.  Not sure if I want to go somewhere or just come on home.  ???

 

Question:  If you could be anywhere right now, where would that be?

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Worrying about your weight stress you out?

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance says:

    Aw! You are too sweet, Brandi 🙂 I’m so glad you liked the HIIT workout! It was a makeshift Bodyrock remake on my end haha

    And thank you for being so honest about your relationship with food and weight. I can completely relate, as I’ve never been a “naturally thin” girl either. Really, finding a “balance” between occasional splurges and staying healthy is such a difficult thing, and takes a lot of practice!

    • Well it was a GREAT workout! 🙂 It’s hard putting yourself out there, but I hope it reaches at least one person!

      P.S. I can’t post on your blog at the moment!!?? There are actually a few that I can’t post on right now. Not sure why, but it’s driving me nuts! 🙂

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