Yes, I made a reference to Pauly Shore slang in the title of this blog. What can I say?
I'm a fan of the Weasel.
Anywho, obviously in a good mood on this Monday morning, for a few reasons:
- I actually didn't ditch my morning workout today. Usually I'm pretty diligent about morning workouts, but the past couple of weeks, I've been setting my alarm for 5 am with the intention of working up a sweat, but not always following through, due to occasional bouts of laziness and/or muscle soreness (mostly the former).
Well, today, I stuck to my guns since I had gotten a decent amount of sleep and didn't feel particularly sore. Granted, I laid in bed for about 20 minutes after the alarm went off, but I finally crawled out, put on my workout gear and made some appointments with Jackie Warner and the treadmill. Did Jackie's upper body workout to warm up and then took on a 2 mile run. Felt so much better. Not a big whoop I know, but it just felt like a real accomplishment, given my random lack of dedication lately.
- For the first time in ages, I meditated after my workout. Sometimes I hesitate to meditate (ignore the rhyme) so early in the morning because I'm afraid it'll make me just want to go back to sleep, but I felt quite refreshed afterward. It was a great way to cool down after my run and generate some positive vibes, which are very much welcomed on Mondays. Need to make more of an effort to work that in every day, even if it's just for a few minutes.
- I read a great post from Dietgirl called "Intuitive Eating- What and Why." Whether or not you're really interested in intuitive eating, I'd still recommend giving it a read; pretty much every thing she talks about is identical to my experience. We're all so different, yet very much the same when it comes to figuring out this whole weight-loss/health schtuff. It's not so black and white after all.
While I feel it's a bit premature to say that I'm fully recovered from disordered eating and poor self-esteem, I can say that I've shown a great deal of progress the past couple of months. I've finally confronted a lot of issues that led me to eat the way I did and look at myself in such a poor light for so many years. It feels good to have those burdens lifted and to truly understand what it means when I say, "I'm damn awesome." Frees up a lot of time to y'know, live.