Last week, Jess Reed wrote about dealing with the loss of her family dog.
This week, she writes about making progress in the gym and controlling emotional eating.
Thankfully, I am still in the same place this week as I was last week. I am able to step up my workouts a bit and I feel no repercussions.
This coming week, I will meet with Mindy and figure out some safe ways to step up my workouts. I am still not allowed to take any classes; Mindy feels that my back is not strong enough yet.
I really miss the classes; I enjoyed seeing the same people every week, and it was a nice change of pace from working out in the gym. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am almost there. my core and back are definitely stronger than ever; I am up to 115 pushups.
Now, I must turn my attention to the nutritional side of things. The way that you eat is vitally important to your success. It is simple: you must burn off what you consume; or if you want to lose weight, you must burn off more then you consume.
Well, this week, I would have to have been Michael Phelps training for the Olympics to burn off all the calories I ate. It was comfort food; I reached for something every time I started crying about losing my dog.
I have completely changed my everyday eating habits. My husband and I transformed our house into a very healthy place, but I can’t seem to conquer this last little piece. Emotional eating and drinking is a way of life. We are taught from childhood to associate food with feelings. So, how do we replace food as our comfort? I haven’t figured that one out yet.
Read more from the Smart Health Challenge here.