Day 3: Emotional Eater?
- Apr 3rd, 2012 at 11:20AM
Holllllla. Feeling the aftermath of yesterday's workout and feeling proud. Yea, I'm achy from exercising! I'm not feeling it so much in the legs but in my arms, shoulder, and that area underneath your armpits that wrap around to the back. Those pushups are not getting easier. Hitting the minimum, but not in great form at all. I'll get ya.
I'm doing my skips down by a little playground not too far down the hill from my house. The past two days it has been just me and a little old Chinese lady. She will be witness to my transformation from shoddy jump roper to world class skipper in 90 days. And she will be amazed.
Walking home up the hill and up those steps by the escalator (that's going the opposite direction) is NOT fun, but I do like skipping on the rubber mat they have at the playground. As I huff and puff up my way home, I tell myself that I'm extending my cardio session and keeping my heart rate up- which is all good. Its sorta working. Couldn't do more than 40 skips at a time today, was doing blocks of 3 at one point. It's like I took a step backward from yesterday in terms of my jumping skills. UH-NOYYING.
Halving my portion has been OK- breakfast and lunch being relatively easy physically but hard mentally. I'm not getting that hungry even with the 1/2 portions which I take to mean, I was overeating before. Mentally, I'm seeing that I use food to distract me from whatever negative feelings that comes up at work like frustration or procrastination. It's tough not having food as an outlet and an excuse to delay work. Hmm.. is this called emotional eating? Never realized I did this.
Went out to eat last night with some friends and attempted to eat just 1/2 burger, 1/2 fries, and 1/2 salad. I think I overdid the fries and salad- felt uncomfortably full. But I didn't want to stop because I didn't think I had hit my 1/2 portion. Greedy greedy.