healthy living

WOW 1.28 | balance

workout wednesdays with {a tattooed teacher in texas}

 

my “word of the year” is balance.  every day is hard with that simple word.  i guess i didn’t realize how hard it was going to be when i chose it.  it’s difficult to let myself have treats when i feel like i’m working so hard on my workouts and eating well the majority of the time.  but i need that cheat day.  and i sure as hell use it.  although it’s been hard, it’s been good.

yesterday, i could not stop thinking about pizza.  and pasta.  and chocolate anything.  they were some serious cravings.  i didn’t cave even though i wanted to with everything in my being.  it probably had something to do with the fact that i don’t have any junk food in my house.  this is on purpose – i have little to no self-control with food.

but i’ve got some motivation to eat well right now.  week 3 of the 8 week fitness blender challenge is underway!  i’ve been sore for the past week and a half with no real relief.  but at least i’m sore.  at least i’m active.  at least i’m sticking with it.  i’m doing the damn thing.

i can get obsessive about stuff and take it out on my body.  in the past, it ruled my life.  i used disordered eating and restriction, thinking that would help me get the results that i want and that my body being better would make everything in my life better.  that never happened, of course.  

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i love this quote and it reminded me this week to keep seeking that balance.  i need to put my energy in the right places with the appropriate foods, good workouts, my faith, healthy friendships and relationships, school, etc.  if i spend too much time focused on how i think my ass is too big and my arms are too flabby and my stomach sticks out further than it should, i won’t have the energy to spend on the real stuff.

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