I’m proud to say that this weekend I really put some serious effort into focusing on my eating. Lately I’ve been snacking a lot more than necessary and on weekends… well, it’s game over. Weekends are my downfall, hands down.
It all started when I stumbled across this blog post on emotional eating late Friday night. I got sucked in by her experience and her helpful advice and came to the realization that I have been doing some serious emotional eating lately.
Upset? I eat. Happy? I eat. Stressed? I eat. Bored? I eat.
So yesterday and today I completely monitored the situation and ate really healthy and snacked like a normal human being. What got me through it? Chugging LOTS of water, making sure I had protein in most of my meals and oh, I rediscovered smart pop popcorn (the 100 calorie snack-size version).
This weekend, I also went to a cardio kickboxing class in the middle of the day. Normally on weekends, if I go to the gym, I try to get it out of the way early in morning to make time for other activities.
9am spin class, check!..11am step class? check!…2:15pm kick box?..err
I went with my friend and we had a lot of fun. It was great to break up my day, which was otherwise filled with never ending studying. I was refreshed and definitely not thinking about snacking on bad things. Man, do I feel the effects of that class. My hamstrings and inner thighs are screaming!
I will definitely have to focus more on my upper body this week, which brings up a challenge that I will be participating in. More details to come a little later.
For now, I hope to stay on track with my emotional eating episodes.
Wish me luck!