Monday, June 29, 2009

Now What?

My friend at work, Susan, emailed me this morning and told me she said a little prayer for me at the time I was running on Saturday. She checked my time on the RnR Seattle website and was excited that I finished, and in the time I thought I would finish. She asked me to bring my medal tomorrow so I can show my gym class at work. Photobucket Yes, I'm going back to after-work gym class! Susan said she already told our instructor Pam that I'm coming back, LOL. I guess I can't flake out now. :| I've been going to this gym class on and off with Susan since around March 2004. I didn't go during my half marathon training, because I didn't want to have sore legs for Saturday morning long runs. It was probably a mis-conception on my part. Now that I have no race to train for, I can go back and burn some serious calories with interval training. And get sore legs. Because Pam loves to make us do squats and lunges. Todd made a new dish tonight called "Halibut with Coconut-Red Curry Sauce". Photobucket I can't take any credit for this, because I worked late and didn't help him cook. We thought it was pretty good. We've tried cooking halibut several times but it has always turned out not as good as we expected. This was pretty good. Speaking of food, I read an article called "It's Time For a New Relationship with Food" today at ZenHabits.net. This has been on my mind for a while now, so I was intrigued by the article. As I've gotten older and experienced more of life's ups and downs, my relationship with food has gotten more complicated. I eat when I'm happy, I eat when I'm sad. I eat when I'm bored. I eat to socialize. I look at food as a reward sometimes. I need to think about my over-eat triggers and try to find other healthier ways to deal with my emotions. Easier said than done! I've gained 15 lbs since my mom passed away over two years ago. This is not a coincidence and I need to figure out other healthier ways of coping. And rewarding. And feeling good. It's not going to happen over-night. And you'll still see food on this blog, because cutting that out would be crazy-talk. But surely I can eat less, and eat healthier. Come on this journey with me. We'll see where I'm at at the end of the year.

6 comments:

  1. Good for you for going back to after-work gym class. It helps to remember how much more you have to give back to others when you take care of yourself first :)

    I think we all neede that article about relationships with food. Thanks for the link :)

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  2. You are starting your gym workouts again, I'm getting serious about my Curves workouts again..you can keep me accountable!

    I've been learning the 'food for fuel' lesson since February. Food became my remedy for boredom, sadness, frustration, etc. And..I thought that every time I ate it needed to be a celebration! So, I started on this diet (one of those that you order your food, it shows up via UPS, you open the packet, add water and eat) There are a thousand other things to eat that taste better...but limiting my choices and eating every 2-3 hours has helped me to understand the 'food for fuel' lesson.

    All that to say...I'm on the journey too..relying more on Jesus and less on food to meet my needs.

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  3. Cool medal, it looks rather heavy!

    Interesting article on the food-issue. I agree with a lot of it, still I'm not ready to give up on eating food that I like. I think I'll go on the excercise path for now. This morning I actually managed to get out and run before breakfast! Hope I can turn that one into a habit. :)

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  4. Great medal!!!
    It sounds good going back to after-work-gym! Hope you could enjoy it!

    Your food looks so delicious as anytime!

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  5. I am with ya on the eating less front. I will join you. Are you on sparkpeople by any chance? if so let me know your screen name and I will add you. =)

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