Guess who’s back!?
I decided to take a long hiatus from my blog (and reading blogs) for a variety of reasons. Being new to the blog world, I was unsure of the direction that I wanted to take with my blog. I mostly read Healthy Living Blogs and I knew I wanted to share my story with people so that seemed like the natural way to go. Then I started training for a marathon and talked a lot about training. The thing is, I like those things, but I don’t want to be confined to just health and fitness. I want to talk about everything. I’m not much of a recipe creator or a fast runner. I will probably never be into crossfit or bodybuilding. But I do like to run races (slowly) and share what I do know about health, travel, exercise, and maybe even fun life stories occasionally. So yea. A blog about nothing in particular it is!
But right now I want to share what I have been going through lately. My running has been lackluster, and my eating has been even worse. After losing 70 pounds and reaching a healthy weight, I started back with some old habits. This happened right after the holidays. The reason why I was overweight to begin with (other than my love for carbs) was that I emotionally ate. Most of this is stress eating. The major problem with that is that I have lots of stress! So I’ve been restricting and binging which is a problem that I have developed since losing weight and it’s absolutely horrible. I’ve gained weight, my clothes are all too tight, I am bloated and have ZERO energy! I remember this feeling all too well and it’s not a path I am willing to go down again.
So right now, I am just working on eating intuitively and trying to incorporate whole, natural foods back into my diet. I’d be lying if I said I have it all figured out or that I am never going to binge/ restrict again. I am sure I will. Losing weight has had just as much, if not more, of a mental affectas a physical one. But I am working on listening to myself more- knowing when I am hungry and when I am just stressed- eating carbs if I want carbs!
I have a lot of fun new adventures happening in the next few months and I want to put my energy into those things and LIVING life instead of obsessing over food and how much or little I am eating. So that’s where I stand today. I’ll keep ya posted on my struggles and victories and everything else in between!