Well I went through my day actually without turning to food for comfort. I was tempted a few times I cannot lie especially while at work and walking by the candy aisle. In the past I would always binge on chocolate when I was stressed. I was the girl who could buy a bag of fun size snickers, or Reese's whatever was handy and eat the whole bag. That was me, the fat girl who just did not care. It would not comfort me in fact it would make me more depressed and worse off than when I had started.
Well since starting this journey I have worked a lot on the emotional eating aspect of changing my lifestyle. It has not been easy I will admit there have been times when I have had a bad day and had a bad snack or gone over my points for the day. The important thing I really realized each time is that I gained nothing but more knowledge from it. I learned that food is just food and it can fuel my body but do nothing to heal my wounds.
So with that I tell you that today I feel I had my break through because for the first time in a long time I did not even have 1 ounce of sugar, I did not go over my points. I came home and I went to the gym.I ran for 2 miles on the treadmill and it felt great. I was all warmed up and ready for my elliptical training. I have noticed since I run in the beginning of my workout it keeps my hear rate up for the rest of my workout and I burn more calories :)
So I got in 35 minutes on the elliptical machine and it was nice. I kept up a swift pace and manager 2.7 miles on it. After that I came home and did some work with my weights and lots and lots of crunches, squirms, reverse crunches, and push ups. I just kept working and thinking about my stress and sweating it out. And by the end I felt amazing. I was no longer stressed and I just felt calm.
I burned a good amount of calories while I was at it:
So instead of eating these and consuming probably over 764 calories:
I worked my ass off and felt ten times better than I ever thought I could!